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PAKISTAN NAVY Inducts High-Tech ATR-72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) And LUNA NG Tactical UAVS In Its Arsenal:

In a recent development, PAKISTAN NAVY inducts state of the art ATR-72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) and LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in its Arsenal on Saturday in prestigious and gracious ceremony held in Karachi, PAKISTAN NAVY Director General Public Relations (DGPS) Rear Admiral Arshid Javed said in an official statement via Twitter.

           

PAKISTAN NAVAL CHIEF Admiral Zaffar Mahmood Abbasi graced the prestigious Aircraft and UAV’s induction ceremony as the Chief Guest.

According to the details, PAKISTAN NAVY gets both the ATR-72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) and LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aircraft (TUAS) system from Germany.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest of the Ceremony CHIEF OF NAVAL STAFF Admiral Zaffar Mahmood Abbasi highlighted the role of PAKISTAN NAVAL FORCE and PAKISTAN NAVAL AIR ARM Fleet in in safeguarding the Sacred Maritime Frontiers of PAKISTAN and ensuring the safety of Sea Lines Communication.

PAKISTAN NAVY Inducts High-Tech Tactical Drones In Its Arsenal

Highlighting the features of the newly inducted ATR Marinized Patrol Aircraft (MPA) into PAKISTAN NAVY’s arsenal, the Chief Guest of the Ceremony CHIEF OF NAVAL STAFF Admiral Zaffar Mahmood Abbasi that the induction of a state of the art ATR-72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft and LUNA NAG Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAVS) will provide much needed flexibility to PAK NAVY Special Operation Forces.

PAKISTAN NAVY Inducts High-Tech Marinized ATR Patrol Aircraft And Tactical Drones In Its Arsenal

The Chief Guest CNS Admiral Zaffar Mahmood Abbasi further added that the induction of cutting-edge LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) will further help to boost Air Arm Fleet of PAKISTAN NAVY.

Admiral Zaffar Mahmood Abbasi further said that induction of LUNA NG Tactical UAVs will further augment the PAKISTAN NAVY’s surveillance, reconnaissance and intelligence gathering capabilities in the Maritime frontiers of PAKISTAN, along the coastal belt and creek areas.

During the occasion, the CHIEF OF NAVAL STAFF Admiral Zaffar Mahmood Abbasi urged the crew of the newly inducted Marinized ATR-72 Patrol Aircraft and LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System to make optimum utilization from these platforms in order to effectively contribute towards the combat and surveillance capability of PAKISTAN NAVAL Air Arm Fleet.

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PAKISTAN NAVY Inducts High-Tech Maritime Patrol Aircraft In Its Arsenal

Speaking about the detection of indian submarine in PAKISTANI Waters by PAKISTAN NAVY Surveillance Aircraft, the CHIEF OF NAVAL STAFF Admiral Zaffar Mahmood Abbasi said, “I am glad that PN Aviation Fleet proved its mastery and made the whole PAKISTANI NATION proud.

The CHIEF OF NAVAL STAFF Admiral Zaffar Mahmood Abbasi further that PAKISTAN NAVY will continue its efforts for the procurement of state of the art Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to support conventional and unconventional maritime operations of PAKISTAN NAVY.

PAKISTAN NAVY Inducts High-Tech Maritime Patrol Aircraft And Tactical Drones In Its Arsenal

The prestigious and gracious ceremony was attended by the Top-Ranking Officials and retired Aviators of PAKISTAN NAVY along with the representative of concerned government departments.

ATR-72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA):

The ATR-72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft is a state of the art twin engine turboprop marinized aircraft that is equipped with modern apparatus. The ATR-72 Marinized Patrol Aircraft (MPA) of PAKISTAN NAVY is equipped with the state of the art cutting edge and revolutionary Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar and electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) Sensors for maritime, ground and aerial surveillance purposes.

PAKISTAN NAVY Gets Second RAS 72 Sea Eagle Maritime Patrol Aircraft
PAKISTAN NAVY Gets Second RAS 72 Sea Eagle Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Other features of the PAKISTAN NAVY newly inducted ATR-72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) broadband satellite communication system, self protection suite, sonobuoy launching system, support measure suite and the hard points of dual-weapons. Moreover, the PAKISTAN NAVY ATR-72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft is also capable of anti-submarine warfare and maritime patrol capabilities and Aerodata Mission management System, which is also known as AeroMission designed for Anti-Submarine warfare.

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LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS):

PAKISTAN NAVY also inducted the cutting-edge German made LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) developed by the German EMT Ingenieurgesellschaft Dipl.-Ing. Hartmut Euer mbH or EMT Penzberg company.

The LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is basically the upgraded and modernized version of its younger brother LUNA Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS). The LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) is upgraded several times with modern apparatus, tools and communication systems to further increase the capability of the LUNA NG TUAS.

LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (TUAS)
LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (TUAS)

The LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) is powered by 2 cylinder 2 stroke fuel injection engine. The LUNA NH Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) can operate in all weather conditions and it is capable of both day and night Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Missions.

Control System of EMT LUNA NG TUAS
Control System of EMT LUNA NG TUAS

The LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) offers effective C4ISR missions with range more than 100 Kilometers in total. The total endurance of LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is up to 12 hours continuously. Apart from maritime surveillance purposes, the LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) is combat proven in harsh and unfavorable climatic conditions in difficult terrains as Jungle, Desert and Arctic.

Camera of LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS)
Camera of LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS)

The LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) can carry multiple payloads as per the mission and surveillance requirements. The induction of LUNA NG Tactical UAV will further boost the surveillance and tracking capabilities of PAKISTAN NAVY Air Arm Fleet.

Technical Specifications of LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aerial Aircraft System (TUAS) / Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle SYstem (TUAS):

  1. Role of LUNA NG Tactical UAV: Tactical Unmanned Aerial Aircraft System (TUAS) /  Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (TUAS)
  2. Engine: 2-Cylinder 2-Stroke Fuel Injection Engine and Electrical Power Supply with Battery Backed Generator
  3. Total Speed of LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS): 70 Km/Hr, Ceiling >5.000 ISA Altitude
  4. Total Endurance of LUNA NG TUAS: Up to 12 Hours (Depending on Payloads and Mission Profile)
  5. Launch System Type: Light-weight catapult, foldable for transport
  6. Recovery System of LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System (TUAVS): Net Landing approach via differential GPS, or autonomous para-chute landing system
  7. Certifications for Air Vehicle and Data Link: Military Type Certification Category 2 and Airworthiness certificate for flights over thinly populated areas
  8. Avionics of LUNA NG Tactical UAV: Autopiloting system, navigation and aircraft management system are fully digital. Sensor package of LUNA NG Tactical UAV includes air data sensors, attitude gyro, accelerometers, magnetic compass and rate of turn sensors
  9. Guidance System of LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aerial Aircraft System (TUAS): Pre-programmed (3D Waypoint List) and/or remotely controlled. Differential GPS Navigation system and/or data link auto tracking (via range and azimuth data). Mission program can easily be changed according to the mission profile during flight.
  10. Reconnaissance Sensors of LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System: One Color Video Charge-Couple Device (CCD) camera for the pilot’s view, one tiltable three-axis stabilized modular sensor platform, one monitor camera for wing-ice build-up, standard platform with downward looking color Zoom video Charge-Couple Device (CCD) Cameras
  11. Optional Sensors of LUNA NG Tactical UAV: Optional Sensors of LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) included near-IR Video Zoom Charge-Couple Device Camera, Medium Wave Thermal Image Zoom Video Camera
  12. Data Link Options of LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System (TUAS): Real-time video/flight and systems data downlink, Two-way microwave link (C-band), command uplink and tracking antennas in air vehicle and air ground station

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