STM Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.S., one of many main corporations within the Turkish defence sector, has accomplished one other important milestone in its profitable export initiatives. The second submarine, PNS/M KHALID (S-137), was delivered to Pakistan Naval Forces Command at a ceremony held, marking the most recent step within the venture to modernize three AGOSTA 90B class submarines. The primary Agosta 90B Class Submarine PNS/M HAMZA (S-139), modernized by STM for the Pakistan Navy, participated within the SEASPARK-2022 Tactical Train, throughout which it efficiently fired a torpedo and sank a decommissioned frigate.

Özgür Güleryüz, Normal Supervisor of STM, talking in regards to the venture, mentioned: “As we proceed our journey on which we set out for the sake of our nation’s defence, we’re additionally transferring our engineering expertise and applied sciences to pleasant and brotherly international locations. The Pakistan Navy Agosta 90B Class Submarine Modernization Challenge is among the most necessary examples of STM’s nationwide and worldwide competency in submarine manufacturing and modernization. Inside the scope of the AGOSTA Modernization venture, which stands out as Türkiye’s first submarine modernization engineering export venture involving strategic and high-tech techniques, now we have efficiently geared up the second submarine with fashionable techniques after having delivered the primary to the client in 2021.”


Pakistan Navy Agosta-90B-class submarine

The submarines’ sonar suites, periscopes, command and management techniques, naval information distribution techniques, converters, steering management techniques, chilled water techniques, and radar & digital help techniques are all being changed. Methods produced by quite a few indigenous and nationwide corporations, together with ASELSAN and HAVELSAN, are additionally being exported inside the scope of the Challenge. All hull-related structural modifications, supplies, and workmanship actions carried out on the submarines beneath the modernization venture have been licensed by the worldwide classification society DNV (Dat Norske Veritas).

The Agosta-class submarine is a category of diesel-electric fast-attack submarine developed and constructed by the French DCNS (now Naval Group) within the Nineteen 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. The Agosta-90B-class submarines is an improved model with fashionable techniques, higher battery with longer endurance, deeper diving functionality, decrease acoustic cavitation and higher computerized management (lowering 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 as much as 16 torpedoes, SM39 Exocet, and seaborne nuclear cruise missiles. The submarines had been constructed by means of the expertise switch by France to Pakistan