Yes saw it at .... indeed a surprise arrival ...
I thought we just got done three asses to inventory.... with the earliest planes this makes it 7 in total. 4 ZDK and we have 11 so far plus supposedly the order placed to SAAB this month.
What are we doing here with so many awacs monitoring China ???
|PW 127 F/M Engine (Max Take-off Power||2,750 SHP|
|Maximum Cruise Speed||250 KTS||465 km/h|
|Maximum Operational Altitude||25,000 ft||7,620 m|
|Maximum Endurance (at 5,000 ft)||+9.00 h||at 23,000 kg|
|Take-off Distance (MTOW, SL, AEO, ISA)||3,839 ft||1,170 m|
|Landing Distance (MLW, SL, ISA)||2,067 ft||630 m|
PN RAS 72 Sea Eagle is equipped with a long-range, active electronically scanned array (AESA) multimode radar, as well as electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) sensors to deliver aerial, maritime, and ground surveillance, according to RAS.
The platform also features an acoustic processing system, sonobuoy launchers, a broadband satellite communications system, an electronic support measures suite, a self-protection suite, and two weapon hard-points, enabling anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and maritime patrol capabilities. The PN’s two RAS 72 Sea Eagles also feature Aerodata’s mission management system, called AeroMission, for ASW.
The Pakistan Navy (PN) has received the second of two ATR-72 twin-engine turboprops converted into maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) under a contract signed in 2015.www.janes.com
I believe PN acquired 4 ATR airframes. this is the third being converted. Potentially we can get another converted later on.So how many PN will have as per deal ?