C4iSR: Maritime

Aselsan to supply Zargana torpedo countermeasures for Pakistan’s submarines

31 May 2019

Aselsan will export its locally developed Zargana torpedo countermeasures system for submarines to Pakistan, Turkey's state-owned Anatolia news agency reported on 29 May.

The system will be fitted on Pakistan's three Khalid (Agosta 90B)-class diesel-electric attack submarines as part of the boats' midlife upgrade, under a contract awarded to Turkish defence company STM (Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret).

The inclusion of the Zargana system follows an earlier contract amendment, which was signed between STM and the Pakistani government in March 2018. The original contract to upgrade the Khalid-class boats was signed in June 2016.

Aselsan has also supplied the Zargana system to Indonesia for the service's Nagapasa-class submarines.

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