Naval News provides a review of some of the presentations made at the very first DIMDEX show in Qatar. Day One above.
Day Two looks at the Pakistani naval defense plans and industry and at a compact combined active/passive variable depth sonar and towed array system from Finland’s Patria.
There is also this video of ships that attended the show.
Naval News also provided this post about a new class of cutter sized (3,000 ton) corvettes for the Pakistani Navy, based on Turkey’s MILGEM project Ada class corvettes and Istanbul class frigates. These are significant both because of the growth of Turkey’s defense industry and because most of Pakistan’s recent naval acquisition have been from China. Significantly none of the planned systems are Chinese except the helicopter. Here are some links to information about the weapons to be mounted on the corvette:
- Atmaca cruise missile
- Aselsan GOKDENIZ CIWS
- Aselsan STOP remote weapon station
- Harbin Z-9 Chinese built naval helicopter (this helicopter may look familiar)
Pakistan’s domestically produced cruise missile.