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The equipment currently in use by the Pakistan Army is divided into the following main sections: small arms, armour, artillery, aircraft and air defence systems.

Small arms

Name Photo Type Origin Notes
SIG Sauer P226 SIG P226 img 1624.jpg Semi-automatic pistol  Germany SIG Sauer P226 and P229. Used by Special Services Group [1]
Glock Glock 17 MOD 45154998.jpg Semi-automatic pistol  Austria Glock 17 and 19. Used by Special Services Group. [1]
Heckler & Koch P7 Heckler&Koch P7K3 leftside.JPG Semi-automatic pistol  West Germany Used by Special Services Group. [1][2]
Beretta 92F Beretta 92 FS.gif Semi-automatic pistol  Italy Used by Special Services Group. [2]
Heckler & Koch MP5 MP5.jpg Submachine gun  West Germany [3] MP5A2, MP5P3 variants manufactured by POF. [4]
FN P90 FN-P90 2.jpg Personal defense weapon  Belgium Used by Special Services Group. [2]
Colt M4 M4A1 ACOG.jpg Carbine  United States Used by Special Services Group. [5] Probably M4A1 variant. [6]
Steyr AUG AUG A1 508mm 04.jpg Bullpup assault rifle  Austria Used by Special Services Group. [5]
Type 56 Norinco type 56.jpg Assault rifle  China Chinese clone of AK-47. Used in large numbers. [7]
Type 81 Type-81rifle.JPG Assault rifle  China [8]
Heckler & Koch G3 DCB Shooting G3 pictures.jpg Battle rifle  West Germany Pakistan Army's service rifle. [7] G3A3, G3P4 variants manufactured by POF. [9]
Rheinmetall MG 3 MG3.jpg General-purpose machine gun  West Germany [10] MG1A3 variant manufactured by POF. [11]
Type 54 MITRALOZ 12.7 mm KA.jpg Heavy machine gun  China [12] Manufactured by POF. [13]
Heckler & Koch PSG1 PSG-1 rifle museum 2014.jpg Semi-automatic sniper rifle  West Germany Used by Special Services Group. [14] PSR 90 variant manufactured by POF. [15]
Steyr SSG 69 Steyr SSG 69.jpg Sniper rifle  Austria [16]
Barrett M82 M82A1 barrett.jpeg Anti-materiel rifle  United States Used by Special Services Group. [5]
Arges 84 Hand grenade  Austria [17] P2A1 variant manufactured by POF. [18]
RPG-7 RPG-7 detached.jpg Rocket-propelled grenade launcher  Soviet Union [19]
QLZ87 Type 87 Grenade Launcher.jpg Automatic grenade launcher  China [20]
Mk 19 grenade launcher MK19-02.jpg Automatic grenade launcher  United States [21]
Norinco Type 63-1 Light mortar  China 60 mm mortar. An improved variant is in service. [22]
Hotchkiss Brandt MO-81-61 Mortier 81 LLR 03.jpg Mortar  France 81 mm mortar. MO-81-61 C Short barrel and MO-81-61 L Long barrel mortars in service. [23][24]
Brandt MO-120-AM-50 M67 Mor120.jpg Heavy mortar  France 120 mm mortar. [25][26]

Armour

Name Type Origin Quantity Notes
Al-Khalid Main battle tank  China
 Pakistan
310
9 (Al-Khalid 1)
As of January 2014. [27] 9 Al-Khalid 1 tanks manufactured in FY 2015-16. [28]
T-80UD Main battle tank  Ukraine 320 Delivered by Ukraine between 1997 and 1999. [29]
Al-Zarrar Main battle tank  China
 Pakistan
486 486 Type 59 tanks upgraded to Al-Zarrar standard as of January 2014. [27]
Type 85-IIAP Main battle tank  China 200 [30]
Type 69-IIMP Main battle tank  China 290 [27]
Type 59 Main battle tank  China 700 Being upgraded to Al-Zarrar standard. [31]
W653A Armoured recovery vehicle  China 36 Upgraded from W653 to W653A standard between 2009 and 2012. [32][33][34]
M113 Armored personnel carrier  United States 2132 M113 A1/A2/P variants in service. [28] 1158 M113 A1/A2 APCs rebuilt by HIT till April 2008. [35] 374 M113A2 delivered by U.S. as Excess Defense Articles (EDA) in 2014. [36][37] Nearly 600 surplus VCC-1 and VCC-2 APCs delivered by Italy in 2014. [38]
Talha Armoured personnel carrier  Pakistan 250 [39][40]
Saad Armoured personnel carrier  Pakistan -- [41]
Sakb Armoured command vehicle  Pakistan -- [42][43]
Maaz Tank destroyer using ATGMs  Pakistan 33 33 Maaz manufactured between 2010 and 2015. [33][34][44][45][46]
M901 ITV Tank destroyer using ATGMs  United States 24 [47]
BMC - Kirpi Infantry mobility vehicle  Turkey -- Undisclosed number on order. [48]
International MaxxPro MRAP vehicle  United States 22 20 MaxxPro and two haulers. [49] 40 MaxxPro Dash DXM MRAPs on order. [50]
Buffalo Explosives detection and disposal vehicle  United States 20 [37]

Artillery inventory

Vehicle/System Calibre Quantity Comments
Self-propelled artillery
United States M110 howitzer 203 mm 60 Tracked chassis.[51]
United States M109A2 155 mm 150+ Tracked chassis. Being upgraded to M109A5 standard.[52][53]
United States M109A5 155 mm 115 Tracked chassis. 67 delivered by US in 2008.[54] 48 more supplied in February 2010.[55]
MLRS-Multiple Launch Rocket System
China A-100E 300mm 48 Ordered in 2008 and delivered between 2011 and 2012. [56]
Pakistan KRL 122 122 mm 40 Truck-mounted. Kahuta Research Laboratories from Pakistan have developed a rocket launcher that is very similar to the North-Korean BM-11 [57]
PakistanChina Azar (Type 83) 122mm 52 Pakistani variant of Type 83.[51]
Towed artillery
United States M115 203 mm 28 [51]
United States M198 155 mm 148 Delivered in 1997.
United States M114 155 mm 144
China Type 59-I 130 mm 410 [51]
Soviet Union D-30 122mm 143 Delivered by China between 2003 & 2004.[58]
Italy OTO Melara Mod 56 105mm 50 Delivered by Italy between 1975 and 1978.[58]
United States M101 105 mm 250 In Service.[57]
United Kingdom Ordnance QF 25 pounder 88mm 1000 [57]

Aircraft inventory

Helicopters

AH-1S Cobra attack helicopters
Mil Mi-17 transport helicopter
Aircraft Role Quantity Comments
ChinaCAIC Z-10 Attack

Helicopter

3 3 delivered for trials and evaluations.[59]
United States Bell AH-1F/S Cobra Attack Helicopter 51 20 AH-1S supplied by US between 1984 and 1986 ; 12 AH-1F acquired in 2007;[58] One AH-1F squadron (14 helicopters) supplied in March 2010.[60] 8 Ex-Jordanian AH-1S Cobras inducted in October 2013.[61] Three lost to Crashes.
United StatesBell AH-1Z Viper Attack Helicopter -- The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Bell Helicopter a USD581 million contract that includes the delivery of 15 AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters to Pakistan by 2018.[62]
France Eurocopter AS550 C3 Fennec Attack Helicopter -- 10 to be acquired.[63] To be armed with 70 mm (2.75 inch) unguided rockets.[64]
RussiaMi-35M Hind E Attack Helicopter 4 4 units delivered in August 2017.[65]
France Aérospatiale Puma Transport helicopter 30 [66]
Soviet Union Mil Mi-17 Transport helicopter 92 According to World Airforces 2009.[67]
United StatesBell UH-1Y Venom Utility

Helicopter

-- 15 Lot 12 UH-1Y Venom utility helicopters.[68]
United States Bell 206 Jet Ranger Utility helicopter 15 [66]
United States Bell 407 Utility helicopter 45
United States Bell 412 Utility helicopter 25 [69]
United States Bell UH-1 Huey Utility helicopter 30
France Eurocopter AS550 U2 Fennec Utility helicopter 50 Unarmed variant in service.
France Aérospatiale Alouette III Utility helicopter 43 Being phased out.
France Aérospatiale SA-315B Lama Utility helicopter 34 Being phased out.
United States Cessna 208 Caravan Transport 6 [70]

Unmanned aerial vehicles

Aircraft Role Quantity Comments
Pakistan Burraq UCAV Reconnaissance & Strike 12 Inducted in November 2013. Around 12 examples are visible in a picture. Used jointly with PAF.[71]
Pakistan GIDS Shahpar UAV Reconnaissance 5 Five inducted in 2012. Currently in production.[72]
Pakistan GIDS Uqab UAV Reconnaissance 20+ In service since 2008.[72][73]

Anti-tank

Name Type Quantity Comments
ChinaPakistan Baktar-Shikan Anti-tank missile 21,350 Manufactured under license by Kahuta Research Laboratories of Pakistan. 21,350 produced between 1990 and 2012.[58]
United States BGM-71 TOW Anti-tank missile 1,005 Delivered by United States between 1983 - 1986.[citation needed]
United States BGM-71C Anti-tank missile 2,030 Delivered between 1987 - 1990.[58]
United States TOW-2A Anti-tank missile 4,790 Delivered between 2006 - 2008 and 2008 - 2011.[58]
United States TOW-2RF Anti-tank missile 422 Delivered between 2008 - 2011.[58]
United States M40 recoilless rifle Recoilless rifle 2,000 105 mm recoilless gun.[74]
Soviet Union AT-11 Sniper Anti-tank missile 1,920 Delivered by Belarus in 1997 - 1999.[58]
SwitzerlandWest Germany Cobra Anti-tank missile 3,500 3,500 Delivered by Germany between 1965 - 1979. Cobra-1600 and Cobra-2000 versions In service.[58]
FranceWest Germany MILAN Anti-tank missile -- Used in Small numbers.[citation needed]
Spain Alcotán-100 Anti-tank missile 158 Pakistan Army procured 158 Systems and 1430 Missiles in 2016

Air defence systems

Name Type Quantity Comments
China LY-80 LOMADS Low to Medium Altitude air-defense systems 3 Batteries In service.[75]
France Crotale Surface-to-air missile -- In service.[76]
China FM-90 Surface-to-air missile -- Unveiled at the Pakistan Day Parade 2015.[77]
China HN-5A MANPADS 200 Delivered by China between 1989 and 1990.[78]
Pakistan Anza Mk-I MANPADS 1000 Produced under license between 1989 and 1998.
Pakistan Anza Mk-II MANPADS 1650 Produced under license between 1994 and 2012.
Pakistan Anza Mk-III MANPADS --
France Mistral MANPADS 230 [79]
Sweden RBS 70 MANPADS 913 In Service.[80]
United States FIM-92 Stinger MANPADS 350 [81]
China PG99 (CS/SA1) Anti-aircraft gun -- One batch purchased in 2011.[82]
Switzerland Oerlikon 35 mm twin cannon Anti-aircraft gun 215 GDF-002 and GDF-005 in Service.[79]
Sweden Bofors 40 mm Anti-aircraft gun 50 L/60 version.[51]
China Type 55 / Type 65 Anti-aircraft gun 310 [79]
Soviet Union ZPU Anti-aircraft gun 981 ZPU-1, ZPU-2 & ZPU-4 in service.[83]

See also

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