Tariq-class destroyer

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PNS Babur
PNS Babur
Class overview
Name: Tariq
Operators: Naval Jack of Pakistan.svg Pakistan Navy
Built: 1969–1975
In commission: 1993–
Active: 5
Retired: 1[1]
General characteristics
Class & type: Type 21 frigate
Displacement: 3,700 long tons (3,759 t) full load
Length: 384 ft (117 m) o/a
Beam: 41 ft 7 in (12.67 m)
Draft: 19 ft 6 in (5.94 m)
Propulsion: COGOG
2 × Rolls-Royce TM3B gas turbines, 50,000 hp (37 MW) (sustained)
2 × Rolls-Royce RM1C gas turbines (cruising), 9,900 hp (7.4 MW) (sustained)
Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph)
Range: 4,000 nmi (7,400 km) at 17 kn (31 km/h)
1,200 nmi (2,200 km) at 30 kn (56 km/h)
Complement: 13 Officers, 200 Sailors
Armament: • 1 × Vickers 4.5 in (114 mm)/55 Mk.8 AS/AA gun (25rds/min to 22km/11.9nmi)
• 1 × Vulcan 20 mm Phalanx CIWS (3000rds/min to 1.5km)
Harpoon SSMs
LY-60 SAMs
• Wire-guided Bofors Type 43 torpedoes
Mark 46 torpedoes
Aircraft carried: 1 × Lynx HAS.3 helicopter
Aviation facilities: Landing deck and hangar

The Tariq-class destroyers are ex-Royal Navy Type 21 frigates acquired by the Pakistan Navy from the United Kingdom in 1993-94. Although the Royal Navy classified these ships as frigates, they are classed as destroyers by the Pakistan Navy.[2]

They were bought in order to replace the Garcia class and Brooke class frigates which, due to the Pressler Amendment, Pakistan had to return to the United States at the end of their five-year lease.

The Pakistanis have tested a Camcopter S-100 helicopter Unmanned aerial vehicles from a Type 21 helideck.[3]

Ships[edit]

  • Babur (ex-Amazon) Commissioned for RN into 1974 transferred to PN in 1993.
  • Shah Jahan (ex-Active) Commissioned into RN in 1977; transferred to PN in 1994.
  • Tariq (ex-Ambuscade) Commissioned into RN in 1975; transferred to PN in 1993.
  • Khaibar (ex-Arrow) Commissioned into RN in 1976; transferred to PN in 1994.
  • Badr (ex-Alacrity) Commissioned into RN in 1977; transferred to PN in 1994; has been decommissioned.[1]
  • Tippu Sultan (ex-Avenger) Commissioned for RN in 1975 transferred to PN in 1994.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ansari, Usman (19 May 2014). "Reports: Increase in Pakistan Defense and Nuclear Budgets Likely". Defense News. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/pakistan/d-tariq.htm
  3. ^ Camcopter S-100 – Continued Success In Shipboard Trials, Schiebel Elektronische Geraete GmbH, 14 April 2008