The on going debate was which submarine type is PN getting and the rough guess were for Song or Yuan class submarines but PN is going for Qing class submarines
Quoting from Sir pshamim
Many news reported here about PN's future plans are still langushing for one reason or the other. Like news about U-214 negotiation, we all know were true but final agreement was not signed. Not because the deal is dead but for political and economic reasons. Please believe me that this deal is not dead but on a backburner.
News below is extremely exciting but different in one respect. It was signed during Gilani's visit to China last April. We have heard about the 50 JF-17 but there is very credible report about what PN will be receiving.
Contrary to what has been reported about 039 class "Songs" or 041 class Yuan class, it is the latest variant of 041 class named "QING" class submarines for which a deal was inked for 6.
The first Qing class built for Chinese Navy was launched last year and will be going through the sea trial this month 6/2011 which will include the firing of CJ-10K LACms with a range of 1,500 KM.
QING class submarines The deal was signed between Wuhan-based China State Shipbuilding Industrial Corp (CSIC) and Pakistani Government in April 2011 is for 6 Qing class submarine
, These submarines will be double hulled with a submerged displacement of 3,600 tons. It will be equipped with the new Stirling-cycle AIP and will be able to carry upto 3 CJ-10K which could carry nuclear warheds
, Other features include hull retractable foreplanes and hydrodynamically streamlined sail. The AIP and the propulsion systems will be all electric and not the diesal electric propulsion system making the submarines very quiet. This propulsion system has already been tested on a number of heavier Chinese submarines.
Also Pakistan has signed a deal for 2 type 054A frigates on a 10 year lease .
Y0454A Frigates The other exciting development is Pakistan has also signed a deal for a 10 year leaso of 2 Type o54A FFGs. The two ships that Pakistan will receive are serial number 525 and 526 inducted in PLAN in 2005
There is also news that China will be transferring two Z9-EC helicopters.