Pakistan Navy ATR 72 to be Modified for Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany

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Pakistan Navy ATR 72 to be Modified for Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:40 pm

Pakistan Navy ATR 72-500 aircraft serial number 79 seen at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport, Germany, on June 20, 2016, probably for maintenance checks at Rheinland Air Service (RAS) - ras.de.

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Pakistan Navy ATR kurz nach der Ankunft in Mönchengladbach. by Niklas Eimers, on Flickr

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Re: Pakistan Navy ATR 72 at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany

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Re: Pakistan Navy ATR 72 at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany

Post by Vaqar Khan » Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:22 am

GERMAN FIRM RECEIVES CONTRACT TO CONFIGURE PAKISTANI ATR-72S

Rheinland Air Service (RAS), a German firm specializing in airliner maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) as well as other support tasks, was awarded a contract by the Pakistan Navy to convert two ATR-72 aircraft for anti-submarine warfare (ASW).

Although the company did not explicitly note that the ATR-72 would be converted, Pakistan Navy ATRs were spotted at RAS’s facilities in Germany in recent weeks. RAS was contracted to re-configure two Pakistani ATR-72s, with the first slotted for delivery by the end of 2017.

RAS expects additional Pakistani orders in the coming years.

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The current iteration of the ATR-72 ASW – currently on offer by Italian vendor Leonardo-Finmeccanica – uses the ATR-72-600 as its base platform. This aircraft is capable of ASW operations through the use of a fitted sono-buoy launcher (for underwater acoustic detection) and pylons for lightweight ASW torpedoes.

The Pakistan Navy operates the slighter smaller ATR-72-500, but this should not impact its likelihood of being an ATR-72 ASW. RAS made very explicit mention of the aircraft’s use as a ASW platform, and it is worth noting that Turkey did intend to use the ATR-72-500 as the basis for its program, before shifting to the ATR-72-600 (which is currently serving as the basis for the Turkish Maritime Patrol Aircraft or TMPA).

ATR-72 ASWs will be a welcome addition to the Pakistan Navy’s maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) fleet, which has yet to fully recover from the loss of two Lockheed Martin P-3C Orion in 2011 (from an insurgent attack on the naval base PNS Mehran). It currently has seven P-3Cs in service.

Derived from a widely used commercial platform, the ATR-72 ASW is a relatively feasible and accessible platform for building a sizable MPA fleet. In fact, while Alenia Aermacchi (now Leonardo) was the first to offer the ATR-72 ASW, it is not the only available avenue. Rather, the Pakistan Navy could (and likely did) select subsystems from a variety of vendors (with RAS being selected to undertake the integration work).

If Pakistan’s ATR-72 ASWs are similar in their general configuration to Turkey’s ATR-72 TMPA, then it is likely the following subsystems are being integrated: a search radar, electro-optical sensors, electronic support measures (ESM), magnetic anomaly detector (MAD), integrated self-protection suite, sono-buoy launcher, and hardpoints for the fuselage sides (for lightweight ASW torpedoes).

Source: http://quwa.org/2016/07/11/german-firm- ... i-atr-72s/

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Re: Pakistan Navy ATR 72 to be Modified for Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:01 pm

Modified Pakistan Navy ATR 72-500 serial number 79 seen at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport on February 5, 2018.

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2018-02-05 MGL 73 ATR72-500 PAKISTAN NAVY FRONT by Jürgen Coenen, on Flickr

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2018-02-05 MGL 73 ATR72-500 PAKISTAN NAVY by Jürgen Coenen, on Flickr

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Re: Pakistan Navy ATR 72 to be Modified for Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany

Post by bnm » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:25 am

Some sensors are clearly visible on fuselage in new picture which were not in June,17 pictures.

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Re: Pakistan Navy ATR 72 to be Modified for Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:46 pm

Pakistan Navy ATR 72-500 serial number 79 modified for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany photographed on March 7, 2018. The ATR is displaying Pakistan Navy markings in this photo.

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Re: Pakistan Navy ATR 72 to be Modified for Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:44 pm

Pakistan Navy ATR 72-500 serial number 79 modified for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany photographed on March 14, 2018.

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Re: Pakistan Navy ATR 72 to be Modified for Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:45 am

Photographed on March 22.

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Re: Pakistan Navy ATR 72 to be Modified for Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:18 am

According to Werner Fischdick, the Pakistan Navy ATR 72-500 serial number 79 is almost ready for delivery to Pakistan. Currently, the ATR is performing test flights and its delivery to Pakistan is expected in two to three weeks.

The second Pakistan Navy ATR is expected to arrive in Germany in April to undergo this modification work.

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Re: Pakistan Navy ATR 72 to be Modified for Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:31 pm

Pakistan Navy ATR 72-500 serial number 79 photographed at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany on March 22, 2018.

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Re: Pakistan Navy ATR 72 to be Modified for Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:15 pm

Pakistan Navy ATR 72-500 serial number 79 modified for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany photographed on March 26, 2018.

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Re: Pakistan Navy ATR 72 to be Modified for Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:43 pm

Pakistan Navy ATR 72-500 serial number 79 modified for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany photographed on April 6, 2018.

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Re: Pakistan Navy ATR 72 to be Modified for Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:18 pm

Pakistan Navy ATR 72-500 (79/AR-NYL) on its delivery flight to Pakistan has been ferried from Monchengladbach (Germany) to Braunschweig (Germany) after undergoing conversion as Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA).

Pakistan Navy ATR 72-500 (78/AR-NYM) has been or is being ferried from Islamabad (Pakistan) to Monchengladbach (Germany) via Istanbul-SAW (Turkey), Ciampino (Italy) and Braunschweig (Germany) to undergo Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) conversion.

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Re: Pakistan Navy ATR 72 to be Modified for Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany

Post by Saeed Nafees » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:49 pm

Pakistan Navy ATR 72-500 (78/AR-NYM) arrived at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany for MPA Conversion.

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Re: Pakistan Navy ATR 72 to be Modified for Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:40 pm

Pakistan Navy ATR 72-500 serial number 78 photographed on April 5, 2018, at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany where it will be modified to become Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA).

Image2018-04-05 MGL 78 ATR72 PAKISTAN NAVY by Jürgen Coenen, on Flickr

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