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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[edit]

Glock 17 Pistol
The subcompact Glock 26 Pistol
A Beretta 92 Inox stainless steel pistol.
HK P7 Pistol
Steyr M Pistol
Mk 19 Gernade Launcher
A soldier equipped with a Milkor Y2 MKI MGL.
The matte black FN P90
HK PSG1 Sniper Rifles
Dragunov SVD Sniper rifles
M82 Barrett an anti-material special purpose heavy rifle
14.5×114mm ammunition of the Istiglal a special purpose anti-material rifle/gun
MP5 Sub Machine gun
M16 Assault Rifle

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The Heckler & Koch G3 is the Pakistan Army's standard battle rifle, shown here is the G3A3 model.
Soldiers with the MG 3 machine gun
The M4A1 with SOPMOD package, including Rail Interface System (RIS) and Trijicon ACOG 4x.
Soldier with a FN Minimi PARA 7.62 TR Sliding Butt machine gun
Steyr AUG A1 with 508 mm (20 inch) barrel.
Members of the Special Service Wing (Pakistani Air Force) armed with F2000 rifles during a training exercise at Fort Lewis, Wash.
Carl Gustav Rocket Launch
Soldier firing an RPG-7
A Type 56 rifle with stock folded.
Type 81 assault rifle.
FN FAL assault rifle with an infrared light and scope.
The FN MAG machine gum
DShK Heavy Machine Gun
RPD light machine gun
KPV heavy machine gun
Weapon Comments
Handguns
Austria Glock 17 [1]
Austria Glock 26 [1]
West Germany HK P7 [1]
Austria Steyr M9A1 Acquired by SSW.[1]
Italy Beretta 92F Used by Special Services Group (SSG) of the Pakistan Army.[2]
Germany SIG Sauer P226 Used by Special Services Group (SSG) of the Pakistan Army.[3]
Soviet Union Tokarev Produced locally [1]
Sub-machine guns (SMG) and carbines:
West Germany Heckler & Koch MP5 Manufactured by POF.[1][4]
West Germany Heckler & Koch MP5K Also used by Airport Security Force & Personal Security Detail of VIP's.[1] Manufactured by POF in Wah Cantt.[4]
Belgium FN P90 [1]
United Kingdom Sterling SMG Used in small numbers.[5]
Assault rifles
China Type 56 Chinese-manufactured AK-47.[1]
China Type 81 [6]
United States M16A1 Used by SSG.[citation needed]
United States M4A1 carbine Used by SSG.[1]
Austria Steyr AUG [1]
Belgium FN F2000 [1]
Battle rifles
West Germany Heckler & Koch G3 The PA's service rifle. G3A3, G3P4 variants in service.[1] Manufactured by POF.[7]
Belgium FN FAL Used in small numbers.[8]
Grenades
United States M26 grenade [9]
United States M67 grenade [1]
Sniper rifles
Soviet Union Dragunov SVD [10]
West Germany HK PSG1 Manufactured under license by POF.[1][11]
Austria Steyr SSG 69 [1]
Anti-material rifles
Azerbaijan Istiglal Small number in service.[12][13]
United States M82 Barret [1]
Machine guns
Belgium FN MAG [1]
Belgium FN Minimi Para [1]
West Germany MG3 Manufactured under license by Pakistan Ordnance Factories.[1][14]
Soviet Union RPD [1]
Soviet Union DShKM Heavy Machine Gun.[15]
Soviet Union KPV Heavy Machine Gun [16]
United States M2 Browning Heavy Machine Gun [5]
Grenade launchers
Sweden Carl Gustav recoilless rifle [1]
United States Mk 19 grenade launcher [1]
United States M203 grenade launcher [17]
Soviet UnionRPG-7 Type 69 variant manufactured under license by Pakistan Ordnance Factories.[1][18]
Soviet Union RPG-29 [1]
South AfricaMilkor MGL [19]

Armour[edit]

MBT Al-Khalid at IDEAS.
Type 85
A Type 69-IIG
Cougar MRAP
M113 APC
Otokar Cobra Armoured Vehicle
M60 AVLB
Buffalo MRAP
M88 Armored Recovery Vehicle
Type 653 ARV.
M48 Modified for Mine Clearance
A PT-76.
TAB-77 Armored Personnel Carriers
WZ551 Vehicle
BRDM-2M-97 armoured scout cars
M113 APC
M901 APC
APC Sakb
YW701 command vehicle
The interior of a Ferret
Vehicle/System Firm Number in Service Status
Main Battle Tanks (MBT)
PakistanChina Al-Khalid II In Early stages of development and believed to incorporate re-designed turret, Upgraded modular armour package and Sensors, Improved ammunition and new Powerpack developing 1,500 hp. As of 2012, two prototypes are developed.
PakistanChina Al-Khalid I -- Currently in production.[20]
PakistanChina Al-Khalid 300+ As of January 2013.[21]
Ukraine T-80UD 320 320 delivered by Ukraine between 1997 and early 2002, incorporating re-designed T-84 turret.[1] Negotiations on between Russia & Pakistan to upgrade the T-80UD tanks jointly.[22][23]
ChinaPakistan Al-Zarrar 600 Upgraded form of Type 59.[24]
ChinaPakistan Type 85-IIAP 300 [1]
ChinaPakistan Type 69-II 400 [1]
China Type 63 50 Light Amphibious tank.[25]
China Type 59 600 Being upgraded to Al-Zarrar standard.[24]
Soviet Union T-54/55 54 In Reserve.[26]
United States M48A5 300 In Reserve.[24]
Armoured Personnel Carriers
Infantry Fighting Vehicles
Armoured Cars
Pakistan APC Talha 400+ Total 2,000 planned to be deployed.[25][27]
Turkey Otokar Akrep 260 [28]
United Kingdom Ferret AFV 90 [24]
China WZ551 -- [29]
Saudi Arabia Al-Fahd IFV 140 [30]
Pakistan Al-Hamza IFV -- In Service.[1]
China Type 63 80 [25]
Pakistan Sakb -- [citation needed]
Pakistan Al-Qaswa -- 200 to be procured.[1]
Soviet Union PT-76 32 Delivered by Indonesia between 1969 and 1970.[31]
United States M113 1600 [1]
Pakistan Saad APC -- Currently in production.[1]
United States M901 ITV 24 [32]
Soviet Union BTR-70 / BTR-80 120 [1]
Pakistan Mohafiz -- In Service & Additional APCs being procured.[1]
West Germany UR-416 46 In Service.[26]
CzechoslovakiaPoland OT-64 SKOT 6 Delivered by Slovakia in 1993.[31]
Turkey Otokar Cobra 10 [33]
Soviet Union BRDM-2 -- [34]
Mine Protected & Clearing Vehicles
United States Cougar 20 Buffalo EOD version. Delivered in 2010.[31][35]
United States Navistar -- 160 to Be Provided by FMS Program [35]
Armoured Recovery Vehicles
United States M88A1 ARV 52 In Service.[24]
Pakistan Al-Hadeed -- Based on APC Talha.[27]
China Type 653 ARV -- ARV based on the chassis of the Type 69 tank.[36]
Armoured Bridging Vehicles
United States M60A1 AVLB -- In Service.[1]
United States M48 Armoured Vehicle Launched Bridge -- In Service.[1]

bradley ifv

Utility & Support Vehicles[edit]

Utility Vehicle Defender SOTG patrol
Unimog U 4000
M35 Truck
Name Type Quantity Comments
Japan Toyota Hilux 4x2 Pickup truck
4x4 Pickup truck
-- 4x2 and 4x4 variants in Service.[37]
United Kingdom Land Rover Defender 4x4 Light-utility vehicle 5,000 Land Rover Defender 90's & 110's in service.[38]
Germany Unimog U 4000 4x4 Multi-utility truck -- In Service.[39]
Germany Unimog U 5000 4x4 Multi-utility truck -- In Service.[40]
Italy Isoli M60 Recovery Crane Light Recovery Vehicle 500+ Mounted on Iveco trucks.[41]
Pakistan Yasoob Truck 4x4 Medium truck
6x6 Heavy duty truck
-- Small number in service.[42][43]
United States M-34 / M-35 6x6 Medium truck -- Large number in service. Re-engining (diesel) and refurbishment done under the SHAHZORE Project.[43]

Artillery inventory[edit]

M110A2 howitzers
M109A5 self-propelled howitzer
BM-30 Smerch launchers
MKEK Panter towed howitzer
M115 towed howitzer
KRL122 A 122mm MRLS
An M198
D-30 shooting indirect fire
A M101 howitzer
Vehicle/System Calibre Quantity Comments
Self-propelled artillery
United States M110 howitzer 203 mm 60 Tracked chassis.[26]
United States M109A2 155 mm 150+ Tracked chassis. Being upgraded to M109A5 standard.[28][44]
United States M109A5 155 mm 115 Tracked chassis. 67 delivered by US in 2008.[45] 48 more supplied in February 2010.[46] Total 297 Planned to be acquired.[47]
China NORINCO SH1 155 mm 90 6×6 wheeled chassis.[48]
United States M7 Priest 105 mm 50 Being Phased out.[24]
MLRS-Multiple Launch Rocket System
China A-100E 300mm 42 42 ordered in 2008 and delivered between 2011 and 2012.[49]
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 [24]
PakistanChina Azar (Type 83) 122mm 52 Pakistani variant of Type 83.[26]
Towed artillery
United States M115 203 mm 28 [26]
Turkey MKEK Panter 155 mm 72 12 ordered for evaluation in 2007 & delivered by Turkey between 2008-2009. Another 60 produced locally under ToT between 2011 and 2013 [49] by Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT).[47]
United States M198 155 mm 148 Delivered in 1997.[1]
United States M114 155 mm 144 [1]
United States M59 155 mm 30 [25]
China Type 59-I 130 mm 410 [26]
China Type 54 122 mm 490 [26]
China Type 60 122 mm 200 [28]
United States M56 105 mm 113 [26]
Soviet Union D-30 122mm 143 Delivered by China between 2003 & 2004.[31]
Italy OTO Melara Mod 56 105mm 50 Delivered by Italy between 1975 and 1978.[31]
United States M101 105 mm 250 In Service.[24]
China Type 56 85 mm 200 [28]
United Kingdom Ordnance QF 25 pounder 88mm 1000 [24]

Aircraft inventory[edit]

Helicopters[edit]

CAIC WZ-10 attack helicopter
AH-1S Cobra attack helicopters
A AS555 with light weapons system
Mil Mi-17 transport helicopter
Aircraft Role Quantity Comments
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;[31] One AH-1F squadron (14 helicopters) supplied in March 2010.[50] 8 Ex-Jordanian AH-1S Cobras inducted in October 2013.[51] Three lost to Crashes.
France Eurocopter AS550 C3 Fennec Attack helicopter -- 10 to be acquired.[52] To be armed with 70 mm (2.75 inch) unguided rockets.[53]
France Aérospatiale Puma Transport helicopter 30 [54]
Soviet Union Mil Mi-17 Transport helicopter 92 According to World Airforces 2009.[55]
United States Bell 206 Jet Ranger Utility helicopter 15 [54]
United States Bell 407 Utility helicopter 45
United States Bell 412 Utility helicopter 25 [56]
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.
China CAIC Z-10 Attack helicopter 3 3 Z-10 supplied by China on Combat trial basis in 2015; 17 of total are to be aquired as stop gap arrangement for now; 2 more are to be delivered by the end of 2015.[57]

Unmanned aerial vehicles[edit]

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.[58]
Pakistan GIDS Shahpar UAV Reconnaissance 5 Five inducted in 2012. Currently in production.[59]
Pakistan GIDS Uqab UAV Reconnaissance 20+ In service since 2008.[59][60]

Anti-tank[edit]

An Army M40 recoillness rifle mounted on a Land Rover
A MILAN ATMS
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.[31]
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.[31]
United States TOW-2A Anti-tank missile 4,790 Delivered between 2006 - 2008 and 2008 - 2011.[31]
United States TOW-2RF Anti-tank missile 422 Delivered between 2008 - 2011.[31]
United States M40 recoilless rifle Recoilless rifle 2,000 105 mm recoilless gun.[25]
Soviet Union AT-11 Sniper Anti-tank missile 1,920 Delivered by Belarus in 1997 - 1999.[31]
SwitzerlandWest Germany Cobra Anti-tank missile 3,500 3,500 Delivered by Germany between 1965 - 1979. Cobra-1600 and Cobra-2000 versions In service.[31]
FranceWest Germany MILAN Anti-tank missile -- Used in Small numbers.[citation needed]

Air Defence[edit]

A deployed GDF-005
Crotale missile launchers
FIM-92 Stinger missile
Bofors 40mm AA Guns
Type-55/Type 65 14.5mm quad barrel anti aircraft gun.
Name Type Quantity Comments
France Crotale Surface-to-air missile -- In service.[61]
Italy Aspide-2000
Italy Spada 2000
Surface-to-air missile 10 batteries
China FM-90 Surface-to-air missile -- Unveiled at the Pakistan Day Parade 2015.[62]
China HN-5A MANPADS 200 Delivered by China between 1989 and 1990.[63]
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 [64]
Sweden RBS 70 MANPADS 913 In Service.[65]
United States FIM-92 Stinger MANPADS 350 [66]
China PG99 (CS/SA1) Anti-aircraft gun -- One batch purchased in 2011.[67]
Switzerland Oerlikon 35 mm twin cannon Anti-aircraft gun 215 GDF-002 and GDF-005 in Service.[64]
Sweden Bofors 40 mm Anti-aircraft gun 50 L/60 version.[26]
China Type 55 / Type 65 Anti-aircraft gun 310 [64]
Soviet Union ZPU Anti-aircraft gun 981 ZPU-1, ZPU-2 & ZPU-4 in service.[68]

See also[edit]

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