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11 of them, the 12th was sold to someone else. Or maybe the one produced in 1975 is too old and will be used for parts.
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Rumours on social media state, that these were provided free, but that is not the case PN paid for them.
 

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6 Mk 45s initial order (1975) - Lost 1 during Dipping Sonar tests. Was replaced in late 80s
Bought 7 from UK but only 3 air worthy 2x Hc4 Commandos and 1 Mk 8 SAR bird (rest just airframes no engines). Lost 1 Commando in 2018 in a crash.
now these 10 from Qatar

So 6 + 2 + 10 = 18 airworthy (in service)


Apparently the Qatari Sea Kings have over 50% life left on engines and airframe so PN is quite happy with them.
6+2+11=19?
 

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Would make sense to get them as well. We need to build maintenance facilities in Pakistan to overhaul these and support once OEM phases support out. Currently major components get serviced by Westland in UK.
The Sea Kings around the world are either retired, retiring, or soon to be retired. Pakistan could grab them for cheap every now and then and as u said build maintenance facilities. Get like a good 10 years out of them at least. By that time all the surface vessels, subs, and MPAs would be almost concluded. Opening up the way for PN to be able fund its helicopter fleet in a comprehensive manner. Turkish helicopters would also be further along...and may be a viable option in that time...along with Chinese helicopters having been more mature.
 

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Argentina is to acquire a pair of remanufactured Sikorsky SH-3H Sea King helicopters to bolster its navy’s fleet.
10 January 2022
 

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Argentina is to acquire a pair of remanufactured Sikorsky SH-3H Sea King helicopters to bolster its navy’s fleet.
10 January 2022
You mean giving moral support to PN?
 

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Induction ceremony of Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Tughril, the first of four Type 054-A/P, multi-role frigates and 10 Sea-King helicopters held at PN Dockyard, at Karachi on Monday.

 
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