Yarmook-Class Corvette/OPV | Updates & Discussion

ghazi52

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The radar on the new Damen OPV looks like the Cenk-S 3D search radar on Istanbul class Frigate and not the Smart-S on PN Milgem Babur class corvettes! If so it is a much more capable radar with twice the range of the already very capable Smart-S 3D AESA radar!
 

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Hi,
Probably cenek S has a range of 400km almost
Double, the smart S range
Thank you
 

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Decent corvettes to guard Gwadar and other ports security during peaceful times. Type 54B should be the next vessel, alot powerful than the Type 54A at 6000T.
 
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Some visible differences:

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Different Radar, Looks like No PDMS at aft but some CIWS (perhaps GOKDENIZ? ), Aselsan stop replaced at front with bigger gun (Marlin 40? as @CSAW pointed.)

There's additional sensor dome at the aft as well.

They also seem to be wanting to use a different VLS but lets see

Perhaps Midlas ? If so that'd mean PN may opt for Turkish SAMs?
 

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Decent corvettes to guard Gwadar and other ports security during peaceful times. Type 54B should be the next vessel, alot powerful than the Type 54A at 6000T.

More capable than that, I would say it can run anti-piracy/smuggling, Persian Gulf and Red Sea Patrols and free up the Barburs and 054As for more important tasks. In war its cruise missiles will come in very handy.
 

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Pakistan already operates two Yarmook Class Corvettes PNS Yarmook & PNS Tabuk, F-271 & F-272 respectively.
These two were ordered under batch-I [2300 ton each],.

Now Pakistan has ordered batch-II for two more YCC [2600 ton each], PNS Hunain F-273 & PNS Yamama F-274.
 

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while 274 goes through some final readiness and fitting out post launch. This will take appx 6 months i guess

so 273 should be about ready to be inducted to PN
 

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By definition it is an OPV and should be used for patrolling duties and free up more bigger and expensive platform to perform duties that require more firepower.

They have a wartime role on account of their AShM but only in support of the bigger assets.
 

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By definition it is an OPV and should be used for patrolling duties and free up more bigger and expensive platform to perform duties that require more firepower.

They have a wartime role on account of their AShM but only in support of the bigger assets.

Yep, that's all true for batch-1 (Yarmooks)

Second batch is different beast, though its also based on OPV design but the weapon / sensor suite makes it fit for the same role as a guided missile corvette. So far it appears these batch-2 ships will have near same firepower in SAMs and Ashm as in Babur class. But Baburs likely more capable in ASW role.

The new graphic is suggesting these ships will incorporate even more advance radar than rest of PN ships. So, perhaps these can perform lead role in anti-air too. Let's see what kind of missiles PN will eventually select for this.
 

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Yep, that's all true for batch-1 (Yarmooks)

Second batch is different beast, though its also based on OPV design but the weapon / sensor suite makes it fit for the same role as a guided missile corvette. So far it appears these batch-2 ships will have near same firepower in SAMs and Ashm as in Babur class. But Baburs likely more capable in ASW role.

The new graphic is suggesting these ships will incorporate even more advance radar than rest of PN ships. So, perhaps these can perform lead role in anti-air too. Let's see what kind of missiles PN will eventually select for this.
The PN is also leveraging the relatively lower cost of the hulls. These OPVs are built according to commercial standards. In their baseline configuration, each of these OPVs seems to cost $60-70 million, which leaves a lot of budget room for configuration.

Pakistan can also source the CMS, ESM, ASCMs, ASW LWTs, etc., locally, thereby reducing costs some more. That gives you space to invest in a good AAW suite, like CAMM-ER.
 

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The PN is also leveraging the relatively lower cost of the hulls. These OPVs are built according to commercial standards. In their baseline configuration, each of these OPVs seems to cost $60-70 million, which leaves a lot of budget room for configuration.

Pakistan can also source the CMS, ESM, ASCMs, ASW LWTs, etc., locally, thereby reducing costs some more. That gives you space to invest in a good AAW suite, like CAMM-ER.

I suppose the question of commercial standards v Navy standards ships isn't an issue i.e. steel grade and build durability.
Are there really four more planned?
 
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The PN is also leveraging the relatively lower cost of the hulls. These OPVs are built according to commercial standards. In their baseline configuration, each of these OPVs seems to cost $60-70 million, which leaves a lot of budget room for configuration.

Pakistan can also source the CMS, ESM, ASCMs, ASW LWTs, etc., locally, thereby reducing costs some more. That gives you space to invest in a good AAW suite, like CAMM-ER.

What is the difference between commerical standards and military standards btw? I cannot find anything to indicate the difference.
 

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