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Pakistan Navy inducts ATR aircraft and Sea King helicopters in fleet

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy has inducted its first upgraded ATR aircraft and two Sea King helicopters in its fleet to augment effectiveness and enhance its operational capability. An induction ceremony was held at PNS MEHRAN in Karachi on Wednesday with Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbassi as the chief guest. The ATR aircraft's widely operated turboprop platform has been retrofitted with state of the art weapons and sensors, which will substantially enhance Fleet Air Arm's operational capability…

UK hands over Sea King helicopters to Pakistan Navy

LONDON: Sea King helicopters purchased from the United Kingdom have been formally handed over to Pakistan Navy on 24 May, in a ceremony attended by Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK. Mr Christopher Bob Richardson represented the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) in the formal handing over ceremony. The contract for purchase of seven helicopters was signed last year. A separate contract was signed with Vector Aerospace for maintenance of the aircraft before being shipped to Pakistan later this year.…