With this delivery, Pakistan will be the second country to acquire the Zargana torpedo countermeasures systems after Indonesia.
Pakistan Navy’s Agosta 90B submarines are being modernized under a US$350 million contract awarded in 2016 to the Turkish shipyard STM.
Modernisation activities will be performed at a Karachi-based shipyard of the Pakistan Navy; the first submarine will be delivered in 2020, while the other submarines are expected to have their modernisations completed with intervals of one year between them.
The Agosta 90B mid-life upgrade program will include the replacement of the submarine’s entire sonar suite, periscope systems, command and control system, radar and electronic support systems.
Aselsan’s Zargana system features an adaptable launching configuration with up to 24 cells providing single or salvo launching capabilities. It uses Zoka acoustic jammers and decoys covering all frequency bands of torpedoes operating in passive, active, or combined homing modes.