Rabu, September 02, 2009

Pakistan Commisions AIP-Equipped Agosta

Pakistan has become the first country bordering the Indian Ocean to acquire an air independent propulsion (AIP) submarine capability, PNS/M Hamza the third and final Khalid class (Agosta 90B) ataack submarine, was accepted into service by Pakistan Navy, Pakistan ordered the Three Agosta 90Bs in 1994 under technology transfer arrangement. The non AIP first of class, PNS/M khalid was built by DCNS in Cherbourg and commisioned in september 1999.
All the submarine are equipped with the SM 39 Exocet surface to surface missile, capable of hitting target out to 27 nm and ECAN F17P Mod 2 Torpedo.

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