BUT WHY ? I think we needed those Type 052 or something ...
so that makes it 8 in total?
Any info on the RDC-32 rocket?
THese ships will be wholly made in Pakistan or China or co-production?
good news need 4 distroyers to
Pakistan is going to obtain four F-22P Frigates to be built in Pakistan in collaboration with China as part of country’s efforts to strengthen its navy.
Recently Pakistan was has got three frigate from China while fourth is being built. Previously, China also handed over four frigates to Pakistan.
According to a report, published in Daily Jang, the leading Urdu daily of the country, Pakistan was happy over getting the fighters at low price and got booked orders for four new ships.
The report said that the Chinese frigate costs 200 million dollar while the US LCS ship having similar qualities and technologies costs 600 million dollars.
According to the report, the F-22P Frigate is laced with modern missile technology. The first ship, PNS Zulfiquar, was handed over to the PN on 30 July 2009 and the second, PNS Shamsheer, on January 23, 2010. The third is undergoing sea trials, The Fourth and Last Frigate of F-22P series for the PN was launched on 17 June 2011.(TNT)
These ships will be made in Pakistan Pakistan did really very well when the developed the 4th Ship really fast and now all new 4 will be developed in Pakistan Pakistan is doing the right thing and Pakistan should go for more Frigates
F-22P Zulfiquar class frigate
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The F-22P frigate PNS Zulfiquar
Name: Zulfiquar (Sword) class
Builders: Hudong Zhonghua shipyard, Shanghai
Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works, Karachi
Operators: Pakistan Navy (PN)
Preceded by: Type 053H3 frigate
Cost: USD $175 million
2,500 tons (standard)
3,144 tons (full load)
Length: 123.2 m (404.19ft)
Beam: 13.8 m (45.27ft)
Draught: 3.76 m (12.34ft)
Propulsion: CODAD (Combined Diesel and Diesel)
2 ◊ Tognum MTU 12V 1163 TB 83 @ 10.5MW, and 2 MTU cruise diesels @ 6.6MW.
Speed: 29 kn (54 km/h) maximum
Range: 4,000 nmi (7,400 km)
Complement: 170 crew
SUR 17 air surveillance radar
SR-60 air/surface search radar
KH 2007 navigation radar
Type 347 CIWS fire-control radar
CIWS electro-optical director
Radar warning receiver suite
RWD-8 intercept, NJ8I-3 jammer
Decoy flare, chaff launchers
1◊ 76.2 mm calibre AK–176M main gun
Type 730B CIWS (2◊ 30 mm 7-barrel gatling guns)
1◊ 8-cell FM-90N SAM launcher
2◊ 4-cell C-802 SSM launchers
2◊ 3-cell ET-52C torpedo launchers
2◊ 6-cell RDC-32 anti-submarine rockets
Aircraft carried: 1◊ Harbin Z-9EC ASW helicopter
Aviation facilities: Flight deck and enclosed hangar
Ships in class include:
PNS Zulfiquar (251)
PNS Shamsheer (252)
PNS Saif (253)
PNS Aslat (254)
The F-22P or Zulfiquar Class Frigate (Urdu: ذوالفقار English: Sword class), is a general purpose frigate being built by China and Pakistan for the Pakistan Navy (PN). The first ship, PNS Zulfiquar, was handed over to the PN on 30 July 2009 and the second, PNS Shamsheer, on January 23, 2010. The third is undergoing sea trials, The Fourth and Last Frigate of F-22P series for the PN was launched on 17 June 2011.
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Pakistan had been negotiating with China for the supply of 4 frigates since the late 1990s. The contract was signed on 4 April 2006 with the conclusion of negotiations for financing and technology transfer. The first ship was delivered in 30 July 2009, second 23 January 2010 and third one at 15 December 2010. The first three were being built at the Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai, China, while the last is under construction in Pakistan by Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW) to be completed in 2013. The $750 million contract also includes 4-6 Harbin Z-9EC anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters  as well as ammunition for the frigates. According to one Chinese source Pakistan ordered four more F-22P frigates in 2007, although this has not been confirmed.
The lead ship, PNS Zulfiquar, was launched on 5 April 2008 and handed over to the Pakistan Navy on 30 July 2009. On the way to Pakistan, the frigate made a goodwill visit to Port Klang, Malaysia, in late August 2009. Another goodwill visit was made to the Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka, during which the PNS Zulfiquar's Commanding Officer Captain Zahid Ilyas visited the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, at the Navy Headquarters on 5 September. PNS Zulfiquar arrived at Karachi, Pakistan, on 12 September 2009  and the induction ceremony was held on 19 September 2009.
The second frigate of the Zulfiquar class, PNS Shamsheer, was launched at Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard on 31 October 2008. On 19 December 2009 it was commissioned in a ceremony at Shanghai, and arrived in Pakistan on 23 January 2010. The third frigate of the Zulfiquar class, PNS Saif have been handed over to Pakistan Navy on 15 September 2010.
According to Admiral Noman Bashir, Chief of Naval Staff of Pakistan Navy, the Navy intends to expand its fleet of F-22P frigates from the current four by constructing more ships. These may be an improved variant incorporating features of the Type 054A frigate, possibly designated F-23P, for which discussions have been held between Pakistan and China.
The F-22P hull uses many of the radar cross-section reduction features of China's Type 054 frigate to help it evade detection by radars mounted on other ships, aircraft and anti-ship missiles.
76 mm main gun
The 76.2 mm calibre main gun is a Chinese development of the Russian AK-176M, the main difference being that the Chinese variant adopts a re-designed stealthy turret to reduce radar cross-section. The gun is designed to engage ships, aircraft and anti-ship missiles. In front of the main gun are two 6-cell RDC-32 anti-submarine rocket launchers.
The frigate's primary surface-to-surface missile armament comprises eight C-802 subsonic anti-ship missiles carried in two launchers with four cells each, fitted between the foremast and the funnel. These containers are also compatible with the CY series anti-submarine rockets and may be loaded with a combination of anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons.
FM-90N surface-to-air missile launcher
The FM-90N surface-to-air missile (SAM) system is fitted between the main deck and main gun. The launcher has eight cells each containing one missile and is fitted on a mount that can be elevated and traversed in the direction of the threat. The FM-90N can engage several targets, including supersonic and sub-sonic sea-skimming missiles, using different guidance modes simultaneously. The system is also designed to engage small targets such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
A close-in weapon system (CIWS), the Type 730B, is mounted on the aircraft hangar. Comprising two seven-barrel gatling guns of 30 mm calibre, the F-22P is believed to be the first ship armed with the Type 730B, which uses off-mount sensors such as the Type 347G radar and the OFC-3 electro-optic director. The guns are mounted side-by-side on the aircraft hangar, with the off-mount sensors in between. The CIWS can be upgraded with the FL-3000N fire-and-forget missile system by installing up to two single-round FL-3000N launchers on each existing CIWS gun mount.
Graphical design of the F-22P frigate
The Harbin Z-9EC anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter is equipped with a surface-search radar, low frequency dipping sonar, radar warning receiver, doppler navigation system and armed with torpedoes. The helicopter can be armed with one torpedo on the starboard side. A small antenna on the roof may provide a data-link, allowing the Z-9 to act as a relay for targeting data between the ship and long range anti-ship missiles such as the C-802.
Name Pennant Laid down Launched Commissioning
PNS Zulfiquar 251 12 October 2006 5 April 2008  19 September 2009 
PNS Shamsheer 252 13 July 2007 31 October 2008  19 December 2009 
PNS Saif 253 4 November 2008 May 28, 2009 15 September 2010
PNS Aslat 254  10 Dec 2009 16 June 2011  2013
PNS Zulfiquar (251), lead ship of the F-22P Zulfiquar-class frigates, during a visit to Port Klang, Malaysia, on 27 August 2009:
76 mm main gun
FM-90 surface-to-air missile system
Two 4-cell C-802 anti-ship missile launchers
ET-52C torpedo launchers
A 3D rendering of the F-22P Zulfiquar-class warship
PN needs 4000+ tonnage ships.
ya relatively PN is a coastal navy but they are inducting new equipments and strengthening their navy they have 11 frigates now 6 of them old Amazon class and 1 OHP if new F22 are replacement then its ok but still i think they should induct 4000+ tonnage ship .
i think PN should increase it's requirement upto 6 frigates and discommissioned older tariq class
they should modified newly ordered f-22p to increase its capability just like china did with their type 054A frigates
my 2 paisa!
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