Pakistan Navy ATR 72 to be Modified as Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) / Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) in Germany

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Re: Pakistan Navy ATR 72 to be Modified for Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany

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Pakistan Navy ATR 72-500 (79/AR-NYL) on its re-delivery flight to Pakistan has been or is to be ferried from Braunschweig (Germany) to Monchengladbach (Germany) after undergoing some further conversion as Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA).

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Planned delivery flight route for June 14:

Monchengladbach (Germany) -> Rome Ciampino Airport (Italy) -> Cengiz Topel Airport (Turkey).

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Re: Pakistan Navy ATR 72 to be Modified for Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany

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Abbas Ali wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:46 pm
Planned delivery flight route for June 14:

Monchengladbach (Germany) -> Rome Ciampino Airport (Italy) -> Cengiz Topel Airport (Turkey).

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Pakistan Navy ATR 72-500 serial number 79 with fuselage side pylon apparently armed with anti-submarine torpedo.

Photo taken on March 22, 2018, at Monchengladbach Airport, Germany.

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Pakistan Navy ATR 72-500 serial number 79 with fuselage side pylons armed with anti-submarine torpedos.

Photo taken on March 26, 2018, at Monchengladbach Airport, Germany.

Note the art work on torpedo.

Photo link: https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8993057

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Pakistan Navy ATR 72-500 aircraft serial number 78 apparently modified as Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) photographed on April 18, 2019, at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany.

Probably it's the second Pakistan Navy ATR to undergo this modification after aircraft serial number 79.

Image78 | ATR 72-500MPA (72-212A) | Pakistan Navy by JRC | Aviation Photography, on Flickr

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Pakistan Navy ATR 72-500 (aircraft serial number 78) modified as Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) photographed at Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany.

ImagePakistan Navy - ATR 72-212A - 78 by Jesse Vervoort, on Flickr

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Pakistan Navy ATR 72-500 (aircraft serial number 78) modified as Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) photographed returning to Dusseldorf Monchengladbach Airport - Germany after performing a test flight on April 30, 2019.

Photo link: https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9309084

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Pakistan Navy ATR 72-500 (serial number 78) Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) to be delivered to Pakistan on ferry flight route with technical/refueling stops at airports including:

Mönchengladbach Airport (Germany) -> Abruzzo International Airport (Italy) -> Antalya Airport (Turkey) -> King Abdulaziz International Airport - Jeddah (Saudi Arabia).

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WHat an odd route, Why to Jeddah from Antalya, such a long detour ???

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RAS 72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Second Delivery to Pakistan Navy

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RAS, Rheinland Air Service, has delivered a second aircraft to the Pakistan Navy. The aircraft, known as RAS 72 - Sea Eagle, is part of a multi-year contract signed in 2015 for equipping the Pakistan Navy with a modern fleet of maritime patrol aircraft. The first aircraft of the fleet was formally handed over in June 2018 and the second aircraft has been delivered after the introduction to the general public at the Paris International Airshow in June 2019.

During the handover ceremony at RAS headquarters in Mönchengladbach, Germany, Nikolaos Mavrikis, Director Special Mission Division, stated: "The Pakistan Navy has taken delivery of its second RAS 72 MPA, becoming the newest operator of RAS` latest generation airborne platform and Aerodata’s Mission Management system for anti-submarine warfare, based on the cost efficient twin-engine turbo prop ATR 72 platform. The two RAS 72 in operation provide our customer with strategic maritime dominance and endorse the defense and maritime security domain of Pakistan. Working closely with the Pakistan Navy, and based on the feedback received from the operators as well as from the naval aviators, we can clearly claim that this program has significantly extended the organization's capabilities, modernized their fleet and endorsed the surveillance along the country's costal border as well as in international waters".

The variety of state-of-the-art on-board sensors enable operators and decision makers to detect and identify sensitive targets above or below the surface of the ocean, while transmitting all the information captured on-board in real-time to the dedicated command center.

The RAS 72 multirole aircraft offers unrivalled efficiency as well as operational flexibility not only for anti-submarine warfare and maritime patrol missions, but also for search and rescue and other humanitarian operations. In addition to the MPA configuration, RAS can offer the ATR 72 with a complete range of interior configurations, from pure passenger cabin and troop transport to complex customization required for VIP guests as well as a variety of cargo options.

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Pakistan Navy ATR 72-500 (serial number 78) Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) on its delivery flight to Pakistan photographed at Antalya Airport, Turkey, on June 28, 2019.

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Two ATR 72-500 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) (aircraft serial numbers 76 and 78) inducted by Pakistan Navy in a ceremony arranged at Pakistan Navy PNS Mehran Naval Air Station in Karachi.

LUNA NG tactical unmanned aircraft system (TUAS) also inducted during the ceremony.

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Pakistan Navy ATR 72-500 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) (aircraft serial number 78).

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Chief of the Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi.

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ATR 72-500 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) and LUNA NG Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) inducted by Pakistan Navy in a ceremony arranged at Pakistan Navy PNS Mehran Naval Air Station in Karachi. The ATR seen here is aircraft serial number 76.

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Today (June 27), Pakistan Navy ATR 72-500 (aircraft serial number 77) arrived at Mönchengladbach Airport (Germany) as ferry flight PN77 from Karachi to be modified as Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) aircraft. The aircraft had departed from Karachi on June 25.

Ferry flight route:

Karachi (Pakistan) -> Tabuk Regional Airport (Saudi Arabia) -> Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (Turkey) -> Munich International Airport (Germany) -> Mönchengladbach Airport (Germany)

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Source: flightradar24.com

The aircraft photographed at Mönchengladbach Airport (Germany) on June 27, 2020.

Image77 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

Image20200627_120101_77_Pakistan Navy_AT72_808_ by Stefan Schmitz, on Flickr

ATR 72-500 with serial number 77 was formally inducted in Pakistan Navy in a ceremony held at PNS Mehran Naval Air Station - Karachi on August 31, 2016.

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