Eight New Submarines Will Be Included in the Fleet of Pakistan Navy

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Pakistan Navy in collaboration with China will manufacture eight new submarines for its maritime force.

Project Director of Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works Commodore M Jahanzeb Ahsan said at the IDEAS 2018 event at Karachi Expo Centre, “The production will start in one to one-and-a-half-year time.”
Commodore Ahsan further said, “Half of the eight submarines of advanced version will be developed in China while the other half in Pakistan.” He said, Pakistan and China developed understanding for the manufacturing of the submarines sometime in 2011.
According to www.globalfirepower.com, “The top three countries with the highest number of submarines in the world are; North Korea with 86, China 73 and US 66.

Pakistan Develops Indigenous Drone

Pakistan has developed indigenous drone technology – BURRAQ Surveillance UAV – which was unveiled for exports at IDEAS 2018.

The drone BURRAQ was launched for export purposes after Pakistan’s armed forces successfully used it in different operations during the last three years.


Global Industrial and Defence Solutions Pakistan Director Sales and Marketing Asad Kamal said, “All the parts, including autopilot system, navigation and communication systems and camera, in the drone are developed indigenously, except for the engine which was not developed here due to the cost factor.”

Some Middle Eastern countries have shown interest to acquire the drone. “We are in talks for the potential export,” he said.

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