Pakistan Navy’s submarine to upgrade by STM
- March 7, 2018
Turkish defence contractor Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. (STM) has won a new contract to carry out the Pakistan Navy’s Agosta 90B-class submarine modernisation project.
The contract was signed by senior representatives of the Pakistan Ministry of Defense Production and STM last month. the first submarine will be delivered in 2020, while the other submarines are expected to have their modernisations completed with intervals of one year between them.
In addition to the design, engineering and procurement activities to be carried out as part of the project, STM will also provide integrated logistic support and training services to different units of the Pakistan Navy.
The modernisation works will include the replacement of the submarine’s entire sonar suite, periscope systems, command and control system, radar and electronic support systems. HAVELSAN- and ASELSAN-made systems will also be exported as part of the project.
Under the project, STM 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.