Pakistan Navy AGOSTA 90B Class Submarine Modernization Project
Khalid Class Agosta PNS Hamza
The modernisation project of AGOSTA 90B class submarines belonging to Pakistan Naval Forces Command, which is Turkey’s first engineering export made within the scope of a strategic and advanced technology platform such as submarines, is carried out by our company as the main contractor.
The agreement, which includes the modernisation of three definite submarines, one of which is determined, and two of which are optional for the half-life modernisation of the French-made AGOSTA 90 B class submarines, which was included in the inventory of the Pakistan Navy, was signed between Pakistan Ministry of Defence Production and our company in Rawalpindi/Pakistan on June 22, 2016.
The scope of modernisation is the replacement of the Fire Control System, Sonar Suite, Electronic Warfare System, Radar and Periscope System (Navigation and Assault). Integration design, preparation of related documents, integration activities, tests and experiences along with Integrated Logistics Support services will be provided by our company as the main contractor. The project is realised in Pakistan and all workship is provided by PN Dockyard.
Within the framework of the project, the systems of our domestic companies such as HAVELSAN and ASELSAN are also exported indirectly during the modernisation process.
Under the project, our company will make modifications on the pressure hull, the most critical structure in a submarine, by carrying out system-to-system and platform-to-system integrations for various systems, to be provided by local and foreign companies.
The project was expanded with the contract signed on February 27, 2018, covering the optional 2nd submarine.