Aselsan Completes Test Of ZARGANA Torpedo Counter Measure System For Pakistan’s Submarines
Turkish state-owned protection firm Aselsan has accomplished manufacturing facility acceptance assessments (FAT) of the Zargana Torpedo Countermeasure System for the Pakistan Navy’s Agosta 90B-class submarines mid-life improve (MLU) venture. With the acquisition, Pakistan turns into the second nation after Indonesia to make use of the Zargana, which is the primary and solely system developed in Turkey and superior to its counterparts worldwide. The FAT was additionally carried out throughout the scope of the mixing of Zargana with Indonesian Navy submarines. The Zargana Anti-Torpedo Countermeasure System for submarines was developed by the protection firm for international purchasers as a distinct model of the home system.
The Zargana ensures submarine survivability towards torpedo assaults by fast response capabilities, supplied with the operator-controlled autonomous operation and outboard launchers. The Zargana system makes use of ZOKA Acoustic jammers and decoys. Acoustic jammer is a broadband excessive energy acoustic noise generator that covers all working frequency bands of each classical and trendy acoustic homing torpedoes working in passive, energetic, or mixed homing modes. Acoustic decoys are aimed to deceive incoming torpedos by emulating the dynamic and acoustic behaviors of the submarine. The Zargana System includes; Fast response functionality, adaptable launching cell configuration as per consumer necessities as much as 24 launching cells, single and salvo launching capabilities, excessive stage of redundancy, bubble-free launching.
The modernization venture of AGOSTA 90B class submarines belonging to Pakistan Naval Forces Command is carried out by STM as the principle contractor. The settlement was signed between the Pakistan Ministry of Defence Manufacturing and our firm in Rawalpindi/Pakistan on June 22, 2016. The scope of modernization is the alternative of the Hearth Management System, Sonar Suite, Digital Warfare System, Radar and Periscope System (Navigation and Assault). Integration design, preparation of associated paperwork, integration actions, assessments, and experiences together with Built-in Logistics Help providers shall be offered by STM as the principle contractor. Throughout the framework of the venture, the methods of Turkish firms similar to HAVELSAN and ASELSAN are additionally exported not directly in the course of the modernization course of.
The Agosta-class submarine is a category of diesel-electric fast-attack submarine developed and constructed by the French DCNS within the Seventies to succeed the Daphné-class submarines. The submarines have served within the French Navy in addition to exported to the navies of Spain and Pakistan. It’s also utilized by Royal Malaysian Navy for coaching functions. The Agosta-90B-class submarine is an improved model with trendy methods, a greater battery with longer endurance, deeper diving functionality, decrease acoustic cavitation, and higher computerized management (decreasing crew from 54 to 36). It may be geared up with the MESMA air-independent propulsion (AIP) system. It’s able to carrying a mixed load of as much as 16 torpedoes, SM39 Exocet, and seaborne nuclear cruise missiles. In 2000, France gave Pakistan the license to supply industrial manufacturing of the submarines to potential clients.
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