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Pakistan's Defence Exports Reached USD 212.6 Million IN 2018-2019

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According to the Pakistan Ministry of Defence Production’s (MoDP) “First Year Performance Report,” the country had registered $212.6 million US in defence exports from August 2018 to August 2019.

Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) booked the highest value at $184.38 million US, which was followed by Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) at $7.13 million US and Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) at $1.3 million US. In addition, private sector firms booked $19.36 million US in sales.

No additional breakdowns were provided by the MoDP.

It is likely that PAC’s exports were fueled by co-production work for FC-1/JF-17 sales to Myanmar and/or Nigeria. Though an agreement was signed with Turkey for the sale of 52 Super Mushshak basic trainers, it is unclear if PAC has started manufacturing these aircraft.

It is also unclear if PAC is registering the sale of Boeing 777 and 737 as ‘defence exports,’ which it has been manufacturing under an offset agreement with the US aerospace and defence giant since 2006.

POF had suffered a sharp collapse from its exports between 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.

According to the MoDP’s yearbook for 2017-2018, POF had registered sales of $58.15 million US (including a contract with Turkey for the sale of 1,000 PK-83 general purpose bombs). In 2016-2017, POF registered sales worth $67.8 million US, and in 2015-2016, it exported $93.68 million US in defence goods.

No explanation was provided as to why POF only achieved 12.3% of its export figures from the previous year, or, more alarmingly, the cause for the downward trend in exports since 2015-2016.

HIT’s exports likely comprised of the six ‘Interceptor’ light armoured vehicles it supplied to Bahrain.

The MoDP did not record export figures were recorded for Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KSEW) or the National Radio Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC).

Notes & Comments:

Relative to capacity, Pakistan’s defence suppliers categorically underperformed. In fact, Bulgaria exported $844.3 million US in goods in 2018, while India booked $621 million US in sales for 2019-2020.

Though plagued with many constraints and challenges, the root cause of Pakistan’s lack of defence exports could be traced to a lack of institutional interest. This is apparent in the quality of the marketing, outreach, and lack of coherent product development and prioritization.

Be it deflating the efforts of the private sector or binding the modernization of defence production assets, such as POF’s small arms manufacturing, to armed forces requirements, Pakistani defence manufacturers will find it increasingly difficult to compete against more agile competitors.

Moreover, the armed forces’ general lack of interest in research and development (R&D), and alarmingly, joint R&D ventures with South Africa, Ukraine, and/or Turkey, will prevent the domestic industry from at any point offering its own competitive solutions.

The solution will ultimately have to start with changing the business leadership and management of these organizations to individuals with genuine product design, development, marketing and sales experience.

Under the current – yet slow and rigid – administration, change is not tenable, nor will Pakistan’s defence exports climb to figures that better suit the country’s heavy investment in the infrastructure.

https://quwa.org/2019/10/24/pakista...meiyO83IvqLSwIly-061Kb16NsLpYHc0UPN8dS3yPmAHY
 

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Pakistan can enhance its defense industry capability by partnering with South Korea, Indonesia and Japan. $200 million still a very small number.
 

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Pakistan can enhance its defense industry capability by partnering with South Korea, Indonesia and Japan. $200 million still a very small number.
Hi,
Since you are a think tank, could you someday write on this in details, "Title : How Can Pakistan Increase It's Defence Export Industry ?", We are "Ghareebon ke Ameer", we can have a market of our own or even capture international market
 

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According to the Pakistan Ministry of Defence Production’s (MoDP) “First Year Performance Report,” the country had registered $212.6 million US in defence exports from August 2018 to August 2019.

Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) booked the highest value at $184.38 million US, which was followed by Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) at $7.13 million US and Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) at $1.3 million US. In addition, private sector firms booked $19.36 million US in sales.

No additional breakdowns were provided by the MoDP.

It is likely that PAC’s exports were fueled by co-production work for FC-1/JF-17 sales to Myanmar and/or Nigeria. Though an agreement was signed with Turkey for the sale of 52 Super Mushshak basic trainers, it is unclear if PAC has started manufacturing these aircraft.

It is also unclear if PAC is registering the sale of Boeing 777 and 737 as ‘defence exports,’ which it has been manufacturing under an offset agreement with the US aerospace and defence giant since 2006.

POF had suffered a sharp collapse from its exports between 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.

According to the MoDP’s yearbook for 2017-2018, POF had registered sales of $58.15 million US (including a contract with Turkey for the sale of 1,000 PK-83 general purpose bombs). In 2016-2017, POF registered sales worth $67.8 million US, and in 2015-2016, it exported $93.68 million US in defence goods.

No explanation was provided as to why POF only achieved 12.3% of its export figures from the previous year, or, more alarmingly, the cause for the downward trend in exports since 2015-2016.

HIT’s exports likely comprised of the six ‘Interceptor’ light armoured vehicles it supplied to Bahrain.

The MoDP did not record export figures were recorded for Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KSEW) or the National Radio Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC).

Notes & Comments:

Relative to capacity, Pakistan’s defence suppliers categorically underperformed. In fact, Bulgaria exported $844.3 million US in goods in 2018, while India booked $621 million US in sales for 2019-2020.

Though plagued with many constraints and challenges, the root cause of Pakistan’s lack of defence exports could be traced to a lack of institutional interest. This is apparent in the quality of the marketing, outreach, and lack of coherent product development and prioritization.

Be it deflating the efforts of the private sector or binding the modernization of defence production assets, such as POF’s small arms manufacturing, to armed forces requirements, Pakistani defence manufacturers will find it increasingly difficult to compete against more agile competitors.

Moreover, the armed forces’ general lack of interest in research and development (R&D), and alarmingly, joint R&D ventures with South Africa, Ukraine, and/or Turkey, will prevent the domestic industry from at any point offering its own competitive solutions.

The solution will ultimately have to start with changing the business leadership and management of these organizations to individuals with genuine product design, development, marketing and sales experience.

Under the current – yet slow and rigid – administration, change is not tenable, nor will Pakistan’s defence exports climb to figures that better suit the country’s heavy investment in the infrastructure.

https://quwa.org/2019/10/24/pakista...meiyO83IvqLSwIly-061Kb16NsLpYHc0UPN8dS3yPmAHY
Pakistan Avg. exports are around USD 100M with major part with POF.
decline in POF exports is worrying actually.
 

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Pakistan Avg. exports are around USD 100M with major part with POF.
decline in POF exports is worrying actually.
Is that due to heavy local requirements that we are sacrificing exports from POF or less orders?
 

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Pakistan can enhance its defense industry capability by partnering with South Korea, Indonesia and Japan. $200 million still a very small number.
Forget that, even with China Paksitan has manged to produce good quality products, yet the export initiative is missing.

I remember when a UAE Armed Force evaluated the JF17, some 10yrs back, two things I distinctly remember that were missing was, a two seater, and an OBOG system. Had this gap not been there, at least a dozen would have been bought there and then.

Edit: I forgot, the IFR was also missing.
 
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I dont think so. Our major Ops ended in 2016. Maybe our traditional clients moved elsewhere.
Bhai, Zarvan baba ki baddua lagi hai POF ko. That guy has only 3 words on his keyboard suggestions. Scar, VLS, forgot the third one.
 

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Forget that, even with China Paksitan has manged to produce good quality products, yet the export initiative is missing.

I remember when a UAE Armed Force evaluated the JF17, some 10yrs back, two things I distinctly remember that were missing was, a two seater, and an OBOG system. Had this gap not been there, at least a dozen would have been bought there and then.
Does UAE even need them? I don’t see any... Question is, will block 3 attract them and KSA ?
 

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Does UAE even need them? I don’t see any... Question is, will block 3 attract them and KSA ?
There was a LIFT requirement.

Blk 3 - is not even flying yet. Until it flies, matures and reaches FOC with PAF, I dont think anyone will look at it seriously.
 

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Haha, this desire, to see your armed forces get new, better things, it grows on ones self even if it doesn’t personally benefit the person. Most of the pdf lot, you will find people of this category. Mr. zarvan is a prime example of patriot, obsessed, hence gave up.

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There is this theory i believe, “Let the weapons speak” , this is the rule followed throughout the world. No doubt our soldiers have always proved above our adversaries, having better & better weapons means our enemies will have to think twice and again twice think of the thought.
That sudden heart attack i get, when i read something about new f16 and block 3, and open it to see yet another bag of sh*t article some websites have a tendency to write.
 

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Haha, this desire, to see your armed forces get new, better things, it grows on ones self even if it doesn’t personally benefit the person. Most of the pdf lot, you will find people of this category. Mr. zarvan is a prime example of patriot, obsessed, hence gave up.

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There is this theory i believe, “Let the weapons speak” , this is the rule followed throughout the world. No doubt our soldiers have always proved above our adversaries, having better & better weapons means our enemies will have to think twice and again twice think of the thought.
That sudden heart attack i get, when i read something about new f16 and block 3, and open it to see yet another bag of sh*t article some websites have a tendency to write.
Like Nishan101, we need 10x of this and 30x of that.
Maybe he has moved on with his life. we all pass-through different phases in our life.
 

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