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  • Pakistan tests missiles in Arabian Sea

    03/11/2010 11:49:21 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 218+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 3/11/2010 | AP via Yahoo News
    Pakistan's navy successfully test-fired a series of missiles and torpedoes Friday in what it called a message to "nefarious" forces — an apparent reference to longtime rival India. While the two nuclear-armed neighbors have taken slow steps toward restarting peace talks, they also have a history of using weapons tests as a form of diplomatic saber-rattling. The tests occurred in the Arabian Sea and employed various aircraft, submarines and ships. It was not immediately clear if the missiles were capable of carrying nuclear warheads. Both countries regularly test their missile systems, and usually notify each other ahead of such launches...
  • Pakistan may acquire 'retired' Type 42 Batch destroyers from UK

    05/28/2009 8:21:29 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies · 663+ views
    Pakistan may acquire 'retired' Type 42 Batch destroyers from UK 2009-05-28 17:50:00 London, May 28 (ANI): Pakistan may acquire three Type 42 Batch 3 destroyers from Britain after they are retired from the Royal Navy (RN). Pakistan is also in discussion with the United States to acquire FFG 7 frigates. The Pakistan Navy's frigate force currently includes six ex-RN Type 21s which constitute the 25th Destroyer Squadron. With almost all warships over 30 years of age, the Pakistan Navy is looking to build its force largely with second hand ships acquired from different countries, The Nation reports. Pakistan has also...
  • Pirate mother ship hunt off Somali coast

    12/02/2007 10:03:42 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies · 130+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 1, 2007 | KATHARINE HOURELD
    Pirates from two small skiffs seized the crew of a Japanese vessel off anarchic Somalia's coast. American forces fired on the skiffs and destroyed them. Now the navies of the U.S. and 19 other countries are after bigger prey. The U.S.-led coalition working to secure sea lanes beset by pirates believe skiffs like the ones used in the attack on the Japanese ship must have come from elusive "mother ships." "The small boats which are used for piracy could not travel" from shore as far into the ocean as ships have been attacked, said Commodore Khan Hasham of Pakistan, one...
  • Pakistan to gift old submarines to Bangladesh (mother of ironies!!)

    06/02/2006 8:52:49 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies · 2,537+ views
    Daily News Analysis ^ | Friday, June 02, 2006 | Josy Joseph
    Pakistan to gift old submarines to Bangladesh Navy Josy Joseph Friday, June 02, 2006 23:14 IST The Pakistan gift would provide the Bangladesh Navy its first underwater capabilties. NEW DELHI: In a strategic decision that Indian policy planners are trying to comprehend, Pakistan has agreed to gift two of its old submarines to Bangladesh Navy. Authoritative sources in the establishment told DNA that Pakistani authorities agreed to the gift when Bangladesh Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia visited Pakistan from February 12 to 14 earlier this year. Pakistani authorities would refurbish and refit two of its old submarines for the Bangladesh...