STM has completed the modernization of the second AGOSTA 90B Class submarine owned by Pakistan, equipping it with modern and state-of-the-art systems, and has delivered it to the Pakistan Navy.
STM Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş., one of the leading companies in the Turkish defence sector, has completed another critical milestone in its successful export projects. The second submarine, PNS/M KHALID (S-137), was delivered to Pakistan Naval Forces Command at a ceremony held, marking the latest step in the project to modernize three AGOSTA 90B class submarines.
The submarines' sonar suites, periscopes, command and control systems, naval data distribution systems, converters, steering control systems, chilled water systems, and radar & electronic support systems are all being replaced. Systems produced by numerous indigenous and national companies, including ASELSAN and HAVELSAN, are also being exported within the scope of the Project. All hull-related structural modifications, materials, and workmanship activities carried out on the submarines under the modernization project have been certified by the international classification society DNV (Dat Norske Veritas).
The first Agosta 90B Class Submarine PNS/M HAMZA (S-139), modernized by STM for the Pakistan Navy, participated in the SEASPARK-2022 Tactical Exercise, during which it successfully fired a torpedo and sank a decommissioned frigate.
⚓Agosta 90B Class Submarine PNS/M HAMZA (S-139), which we modernized for the Pakistan Navy, succeeded in hitting its target with a single torpedo shot and sinking it in the SEASPARK-2022 Tactical Exercise.💪 https://t.co/dVVJpokzex— STM Defence International (@StmDefenceInt) March 18, 2022
Özgür Güleryüz, General Manager of STM, speaking about the project, said:
"As we continue our journey on which we set out for the sake of our country’s defence, we are also transferring our engineering experience and technologies to friendly and brotherly countries. The Pakistan Navy Agosta 90B Class Submarine Modernization Project is one of the most important examples of STM's national and international competency in submarine production and modernization.
Within the scope of the AGOSTA Modernization project, which stands out as Türkiye’s first submarine modernization engineering export project involving strategic and high-tech systems, we have successfully equipped the second submarine with modern systems after having delivered the first to the customer in 2021. I congratulate all of our stakeholders and employees who have contributed to the project. I hope PNS/M KHALID, which has begun to carry out its naval missions, will be beneficial to the friendly and brotherly Pakistan Navy."
In the Pakistan Agosta 90B Class Submarine Modernization Project, we have successfully equipped the second submarine with modern systems and delivered it to the brother Pakistan Navy. 🇹🇷🇵🇰#strongertogether🤝 #submarines #subwednesday— STM Defence International (@StmDefenceInt) January 25, 2023
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