Pakistani Armed Forces Order of Battle (ORBAT)

Table of Contents

  • PAKISTAN ARMY
    • EQUIPMENT
    • ARTILLERY: 1960-2000
    • Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
    • TANKS:2400-2800
    • Armour
    • Air Defence Formations
    • Pakistan Army Aviation Corps
  • Pakistan Army Corps & Divisions
    • I Corps, Mangla.
    • II Corps, Multan. 
    • IV Corps, Lahore
    • X Corps, Rawalpindi.
    • XI Corps, Peshawar.
    • XII Corps, Quetta. 
    • XXX Corps, Gujranwala, 
    • XXXI Corps, Bahawalpur.
    • Air Defence Command, Rawalpindi
    • Strategic Forces Command, Rawalpindi
  • NUCLEAR FORCES
  • PAKISTAN AIR FORCE ORBAT
    • 5 COMMANDS
    • AIRCRAFT
    • FIGHTERS
    • AWACS
    • Pakistan Air Force Bases & Squadrons
  • PAKISTAN NAVY ORBAT
    • NAVAL FLEET:
    • MARINES

PAKISTANI ARMY 

  • 19 Infantry Divisions ?
  • 2 Mechanised Divisions
  • 2 Armoured Divisions
  • 2 Artillery Divisions
  • 51 Armoured Regiments

EQUIPMENT

  • ARTILLERY: 1960-2000
    • Self Propelled Artillery: 420-450
      • 155 mm M109A2, A5 and L: 380-390
      • 203 mm M110: 40-60
    • Towed Artillery: 1539. 105 mm: 413. 122mm: 579. 155 mm:521. 203 mm 26
      • 105 mm M101: 300
      • 105 mm Mod56: 113
      • 122 mm Type 86: 179
      • 122mm Type 54-1: 400
      • 155 mm Panter: 72
      • 155 mm M198: 389
      • 155 mm. M114: 60
      • 203 mm. M115: 26
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
    • A-100 : 50-65
  • TANKS:2400-2800
    • VT-4 (Upgraded Al-Khalid/MBT-2000)3rd Gen: 2-4 delivered 176-240 planned/ordered(?)
    • Al-Zarrar/Type-59, based on T-54A. 2nd Gen.:710/1100
    • T-54/55. 2nd Gen: 50
    • Type-69 2nd Gen:. 2nd Gen: 400
    • Type-85 IIAP .2nd Gen: 270
    • Al-Khalid. Based on MBT-2000/Type-90-IIM. 3rd Gen: 350
    • Al-Khalid-I. 3rd Gen: 20
    • T-80UD. 3rd Gen: 320

Armour

  • 1 Armoured Division = 246/176 tanks
    • 2 Armoured Brigades = Total of 246/176 Tanks.
      • Each armoured brigade has 3/2 Tank regiments 
        • Each regiment = 41-44 tanks in 3/2 Squadrons. 1 tank used by CO and 2nd IC each. 
        • Each squadron = 13 tanks in 3 Troops
        • Each Troop = 3 Tanks
    • 1 Artillery Brigade = Total of 54-72 guns
      • Each artillery brigade has 2-3 Artillery Regiments
        • Each Regiment has 18-24 guns in 3 artillery batteries 
        • Each battery has 6-8 guns
    • 1 Infantry Brigade = Approx 2700-3000 soldiers on average.
      • 1 Mechanised Infantry Brigade = 3 battalions
        • Each battalion = 700-900 men in 3-5 Companies.
        • Each company=80-120 men in 3-4 platoons 
        • 10-15 sections with 10-20 men in each section.
    • Air Defence Brigade
      • Talha APC(M-113 copy) with RBS-70 SAM and Giraffe Radar in 2-3 Regiments
    • Engineers

Air Defence Formations

  • Air Defence Regiments: These are usually of three type, SAM, mixed (Anti-Air Artillery AAA guns and SAM) and Surveillance.

Each regiment has usually 3 batteries with 4-8 SAM launchers or AAA guns. Number of troops is usually 300-400. Battery commander is Captain or Major.

  • Air Defence Brigades: Attached to Armoured divisions.
  • Air Defence Divisions: Attached to Corps.
NAMERANGE, ALTITUDE (km)BATTERIES x LAUNCHERSUNITS/LOCATIONSRADAR
HQ-16AE/LY-8040,0.015-189 x 4LahoreIBIS-150 L-Band PESA 150km
HQ-7B/FM-90 SP0.7 -15,0.015-6x3S-Band AESA.25 km
SPADA-20002510x 2 sections (6 missiles/ launcher). 750 missilesRAC-3D. 60km
Anza0.5-6,0.03-42400-3500IR
FIM-92 Stinger8,3.5350 missilesIR
FN-6 MANPAD5.5,3.8295 missilesIR
RBS-70 MANPAD. SP5,3140Laser

SP: Self Propelled

MANPAD: Man-portable air-defense systems 

Pakistan Army Aviation Corps

Pakistan Army operates a large variety of aircraft and helicopters, but the number of units is quite small. Most potent machine they have is Mi-35M3, they have only 5 of those. They have American AH-1F Cobras in good numbers, but most of them are old and need replacement. Their plans to buy 18 AH-1Z from USA and 30 T-129 from Turkey were junked due to American sanctions. They then tried to buy Chinese Z-10 and even tested it, but no progress has been made.

Table below lists only some of the more numerous aircraft operational as of now.

HELICOPTERNUMBERSUNITSCOMMENTS
AH-1F Cobra48?31st, 33rd & 35th AAv Combat. 499 EME. MultanOld, from 1985 onwards
Mi-35M35. More planned4th Squadron of 202nd AAv Group, Quetta
Bell 412EP 2644th & 25th AAv Squadrons, Quetta. & moreDoor mounted machine gun
Mi-17H48Multiple AAv groups + ISIUnarmed
AH-1Z Cobra??Sanctioned?
T-129??Sanctioned?
SA-330L Puma45Unarmed
SA-315 and 316B18+132nd, 8th, & 9th Composite. 1st, 7th AAv, LahoreScouts+SAR
SA-33045Multiple unitsSAR, Transport
AW-13976th AAvSAR, Transport
Alouette-3, Lama25th8thSiachen supplies

AAv: Army aviation

Pakistan Army Aviation Squadrons

SQUADRONRAISINGAIRCRAFTNOTES
1st ‘The Pioneers’20/6/1956
2nd ‘ Above The Best’20/6/1956
VVIP Flight23/08/1963Merged with 13th Squad in Aug 2006
3rd ‘Daring Three’1/1/1964
4th ‘Gallants’26/06/1969
5th ‘FearlessFive’31/1/1971MI-17
6th Emergency Relief Cell‘Anytime, anywhere’29/6/1971AW-139, UH-1H
7th ‘Scorpions’1/6/1981Mi-17
8th ‘Chumik Saviours’14/5/1981L-19, MFI-17 Planes. Alouette-III
9th MFI-17,  Alouette-III
10th “Balochis’4/5/1981MFI-17
12th ‘Desert Reckoner’10/9/1988
13th ‘Mujahid’10/9/1988Y-12
21st Quick Reaction  ‘Jabir’14/8/1981Mi-17, Puma?Q
24th ‘Desert Hawks’24/8/1981Puma
25th ‘Azam-O-Laggan’16/8/1981Puma, Bell 412EP
27th ‘Al-Najam-Us-Saqib’14/8/1981Mi-8, MI-17
31st Combat “Panzer’12/3/1985AH-1F Cobra 
33rd Combat ‘Air Wolves’12/3/1985AH-1F Cobra 
35th Combat 14/8/2005AH-1F Cobra 
50th Border Security FOrce2002
199 EME Battalion ‘Pioneers’11/19594 companies for Flight line Ops, Technician training, Field Repair & Base Repair.
299 EME Battalion28/08/1969Mi-8, Alouette-III
399 EME  Battalion 1/8/1991
499 EME Battalion1/8/1991
599 EME Battalion ‘Optimists’5/3/1991
Central Aviation Spares Depot, Dhamial5/12/1963Formerly Central Ordnance Aviation Depot.
Ordnance Aviation Depot, Multan7/12/1982
1st Forward Area Arming Refuelling Company12/3/1985
2nd Forward Area Arming Refuelling Company20/4/1985
3rd Forward Area Arming Refuelling Company13/3/1985
301st,302nd & 303rd Fuel Storage Platoon1985
351st, 353nd, 353rd Field Supply Platoons3/1985
Pakistan Rangers3/7/1977
Frontier Corps NWFP Aviation Flight17/11/1981
Pakistan Rangers, Sindh20/8/1994
Accident Investigation Board17/7/1993
Army Aviation Cell Artillery Centre1/8/1994
1 Light Company Defence Service Guards3/2002
AAv Engineering School20/4/1969
Qasim AAv Base15/10/1962
AAv  School, Chakla1/1/1959
Combat Group15/2/1985
503rd Workshop EME29/7/1969
HQ AAv Command13/11/1988
Aviation Directorate3/7/1976

AAv: Army Aviation

Pakistan Army Corps & Divisions

  • I Corps, Mangla. Punjab Strike Corps Command 

AREAS: Chicken Neck in Jammu and border areas around it.

  • 6th Armoured Division (Gujranwala)

Uses Al-Zarrar (upgraded T-59) MBT

  • 7th Armoured Brigade, Gujranwala
  • 9th  Armoured Brigade, Kharian
  • 106th Air Defence Brigade
  • 314th Assault Engineers
  • 6th Armoured Artillery Brigade.
  • 6th Armoured Division Air Aviation Brigade(wartime)
  • 17th Infantry Division (Kharian)

Half mechanised?

  • 37th Mechanised Infantry Division (Kharian)
  • 11th Armoured Brigade (Either Independent or part of 6th Arm Div.
  • Artillery division or (I) Artillery Brigade ?
  • 8th (I) Armoured Brigade (allocated to 6th Div in war)
  • ?? (I) Infantry Brigade  (Partially mechanised??)
  • ?? (I) Air Defence Brigade
  • II Corps, Multan. Punjab Strike Corps Command
  • 1st Armoured Division (Multan)
    • T-80UD tanks
  • 14th Infantry Division (Okara)
  • 40th Infantry Division (Okara)

Half mechanised?

  •  13th (I) Armoured Brigade
  • 44th (I) Mech Brigade
  • ?? (I) Artillery Brigade
  • ?? (I) Infantry Brigade (Partially mechanised??)
  • ?? (I) Air Defence Brigade
  • Combat Aviation Group, Multan?? 4 squadrons with 25 AH-!F Cobra helicopter.
  • IV Corps, Lahore. Punjab Holding Corps Command
  • 2nd Artillery Division (Gujranwala)??
  • 10th Infantry Division (Lahore)
  • 11th Infantry Division (Lahore)
    • ?? Artillery Brigade
    • 21st Infantry Brigade
    • 52nd Infantry Brigade
    • 106th Infantry Brigade
  • 212nd (I) Infantry Brigade, Lahore. (Perhaps half mechanised)
  • 3rd (I) Armour Brigade
  • ?? (I) Artillery Brigade
  • V Corps, Karachi Sindh Command. (Eastern and Southern)
  • 16th Infantry Division (Pano Aqil)
  • 18th Infantry Division (Hyderabad)
  • 25th Mechanized Division (Malir)?? Corps reserve
  • 105th (I) Infantry Brigade
  • 31st  (I) Mechanised Brigade, Malir
  • 2nd (I) Armoured Brigade, Hyderabad + 1 more ??
  • ?? (I) Artillery Brigade
  • X Corps, Rawalpindi. Kashmir Command.(Attack role in north and POK)
  • Force Command Northern Areas (Gilgit)
    • 80th Infantry Brigade
    • 150th Infantry Brigade
    • 323rd Infantry Brigade
    • 62nd Infantry Brigade??
    • 61st Infantry Brigade
  • 12th Infantry Division (Murree)
    • 6 infantry brigades LoC
  • 19th Infantry/Mountain Division (Mangla)
    • 3 infantry brigades between Jhelum and Kel. Corps reserve
  • 23rd Infantry Division (Jhelum)
    • 4 infantry brigades between Kotli-Bhimber
  • Special Security Division /34th Infantry(?) (Chilas)
    • 9 Infantry battalions & 6 paramilitary wings =15000 troops. CPEC security
  • 111th (I) Infantry Brigade, Rawalpindi for VIP security & coups. Corps Reserve
    • 3 infantry battalions(6th Punjab, 11th Baloch, Scinde Rifles, 1st Battalion Azad Kashmir and 2nd Battalion Northern Light Infantry)
    • 2 light artillery regiments, 1 Air Defense Battery, SSG battalion and 1 armoured regiment. 
  • 8th (I) Armoured Brigade, Kharian
  • ?? (I) Artillery Brigade
  • XI Corps, Peshawar. Western Command. (NWFP, Balochistan.

 

Afghan border and reserve(?) for eastern oriented formations)

  • 7th Infantry Division (Peshawar)
  • 9th Infantry Division (Kohat)
  • ?? (I) Armoured Brigade (Theater reserve for X, I or XXX corps)
  • 1 special operations task force on rotation.
  • XII Corps, Quetta. Western Command.(West Sindh, Afghan Border and reserve(?) for eastern oriented formations)
  • 33rd Infantry Division (Quetta)
  • 41st Infantry Division (Quetta)
  • ?? (I) Infantry Brigade
  • ?? (I) Armoured Brigade
  • XXX Corps, Gujranwala, Punjab Holding Corps Command 

Area: Between Jhelum and Narowal,South of IV Corps boundary, Shakargarh bulge

  • 8th Infantry Division (Sialkot)
    • 3-4 Brigades
  • 15th Infantry Division (Sialkot)
    • 4 Brigades
  • 2nd (I) Armoured Brigade
  • ?? (I) Anti-Tank Brigade
  • 22nd (I) Artillery Brigade, Bhaipheru/Okara??
  • 54th (I) Brigade Armoured/Infantry??
  • XXXI Corps, Bahawalpur. Punjab Holding Corps Command
  • 26th/34th Mechanized Division (Bahawalpur). Corps reserve
  • 35th Infantry Division (Bahawalpur)
  • 101st (I) Infantry Brigade
  • 10th or 13th (I) Armoured Brigade
  • Air Defence Command, Rawalpindi
    • 3rd Air Defence Division (Sargodha)
    • 4th Air Defence Division (Malir)
    • 105th (I) Air Defence Brigade
  • Strategic Forces Command, Rawalpindi

12000-15000 personnel, controls around 200 surface to surface missiles.

Army. Air Force and Navy have their own Strategic force command and have administrative control but operational control is with National Command Authority.  Army controls most?? Nuclear missiles while the Air Force controls aircraft and air dropped bombs. It’s also responsible for air defence of nuclear storage sites. 

  • 21st Artillery Division (Pano Aqil)
  • 22nd Artillery Division (Sargodha)
  • 2nd Missile Group (Sargodha)
  • ?? Missile Group, Hyderabad?
  • Special Services Group (SSG) Brigades
  • 1st SSG (12 companies in 3 Battalions)
    • 1st Commando Battalion
      • Ayub Company
      • Liaqat Company
      • Kamal Company
      • Mitha Company
    • 2nd Commando Battalion
      • Ghazi Company
      • Tipu Company
      • Quaid Company
      • Bilal Company
    • 4th Commando Battalion
      • Shaheen Company
      • Jungju Company
      • Yaqub Company
      • Yusuf Company
  • 2nd SSG (4 Companies in 1 battalion)
    • 3rd Commando Battalion
      • Hamza Company
      • Ibrahim Company
      • Zakria Company
      • Easa Company

NUCLEAR FORCES

National Command Authority (NCA) was established in 2002 for policy formulation and to manage nuclear deployment. It’s composition is:

  • Prime Minister as Chairman. (Musharraf as ‘President’ was 1st Chairman).
  • Foreign Minister
  • Defence Minister
  • Interior Minister
  • Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee
  • Chief of Army Staff
  • Chief of Naval Staff
  • Chief of Air Staff.

Strategic Plans Division (SPD) is headed by a Director General from army and has officers from all three services. It’s responsibilities include:

  • Operation security of nuclear arsenal. Each nuclear site has a SPD security force in inner perimeter.
  • Vetting employees under Personnel Reliability Program and Human Reliability Program with assistance of ISI.
  • Development and management of nuclear capability and regular administrative control. 

NUCLEAR DOCTRINE

Pakistan has a first use policy and has threatened the use of nuclear weapons even on its own territory to break advance of Indian ground forces. Some nuclear assets in use with Pakistani armed forces are of low-yield tactical use variety which align with this doctrine.

NUCLEAR DELIVERY SYSTEMS

MISSILES
MISSILERANGE kmPAYLOAD kgDIMENSIONS L,D m & Weight kgNOTES
Hatf 170-100 5006, 0.56 m1500 kgSolid fuel. Derived from French  Dauphin or Eridan. Poor CEP
Hatf 2 Abdali180-200 250-4506.5, 0.56 m1750 kgCEP 150 m
Hatf 3 Ghaznavi290 7008.5, 0.8 m4650 kgSolid propellant. Chinese M-11 Copy.250 m CEP
Hatf 4 Shaheen 1 & 1A750 & 900 700 & 100012, 1 m9500 kg200 m CEP.
Hatf 5 Ghauri1250-150070015.9, 1.35 m15850 kg250 m CEP. Liquid fuel.Copy of N Korean No Dong 1
Hatf 6 Shaheen 21500-200070017.2. 1.4 m23600 kgCopy of Chinese M-18. 2 stages, solid fuel.
Hatf 7 Babur250-7005006.2, 0.52 m1500 kgTurbojet cruise missile.Reverse engineered Tomahawk,
Hatf 8 Ra’ad350-500?4.85, 0.5 mALCM, under development
Hatf 9 Nasr604006, 0.4 m1200 kgSub-kiloton warhead for tactical use against advancing enemy columns.Chinese WS-2 copy
AIRCRAFT
PLANEBASESNOTES
F-16A/BSargodha, Jacobabad, Jamshoro
Mirage III/VMasroor, Sargodh, RafiqiObsolete

NUCLEAR BASES

  1. SARGODHA

This bases houses Ghaznavi and Shaheen1, Shaheen 2 and perhaps Ghauri missiles There are multiple TEL garages and storage sites. Mushaf airbase with nuclear capable F-16s is 8 km from here.

  1. GUJRANWALA

Has TEL launcher area and munitions storage bunkers. Suspected to house Nasr whose range 60 km is equal to distance from border.

  1. KHUZDAR

Located in Balochistan and 220 km from Indian border. Has two underground storage facilities. Suspected to house Shaheen 2.

  1. PANO AQILl

 Includes a TEL area and probably houses Nasr, Ghaznavi or Shaheen 1.

  1. National Development Complex, Fatejung

Assembly area for Ghaznavi, Shaheen 1, Shaheen 2 and Babur.

  1. AKRO

Has underground storage and TEL garage complex. Houses Babur??

  1. MASROOR AIR BASE

It houses nuclear capable but old Mirage-III and Mirage-V jets and has a underground weapons storage and command & Control facility.

  1. RAFIQUI AIR BASE??

It houses nuclear capable but old Mirage-III and Mirage-V jets. 

  1. SHAHBAZ AIR BASE??

Modern F-16 Block 52

PAKISTAN AIR FORCE ORBAT

5 COMMANDS

  • Air Force Strategic Command (AFSC), 
  • Islamabad Northern Air Command (NAC), 
  • Peshawar Central Air Command (CAC),
  • Lahore Southern Air Command (SAC), 
  • Karachi Air Defence Command (ADC), Rawalpindi

AIRCRAFT

FIGHTERS

  1. F-16 A/B  Block 15 & C/D Block 52. 64(46+18). Multirole

 46 Bought in 1980 as Block-15, 18 in 2008. all upgraded to Block-52 

  1. JF-17 Block I and II.  98-120 in 5-6 Squadrons. Multirole. Block-III under development. 50 Block I and rest Block II.
  2. Mirage-III. 68. Interceptor.
  3. Mirage-V. 87. Ground attack. Both Mirage-III and V are upgraded under Retrofit of Strike Element (ROSE) program. 43 III & V bought from France in 1990 and 50 from Libya in 2004. 
  4. J-7P and J-7PG 140/181(127+54). Interceptor. Old with poor serviceability. Being replaced by JF-17. 

AWACS

  1. SAAB 2000 Erieye : 4. Original 4, 3 damaged, 2 repaired and 1 replaced
  2. Shaanxi Y-8 (ZDK-03) : 4

ELECTRONIC WARFARE

  1. Dassault Falcon 20: 2

TANKERS

  1. Ilyushin-78: 4

TRANSPORT

  1. C-130. 16 including 6 old from Australia
  2. SAB-2000. 1 VIP duties.
  3. Y-12. 2
  4. CN-235. 3

TRAINERS

  1. Hongdu JL-8/K-8P. 28-38. Advanced trainer.
  2. Cessna T-37. 30-39. Intermediate trainer.
  3. MFI-17 Mushshak.  120-149. Basic trainer.
  4. Chengdu J-7/FT-7. 7. Conversion trainer.
  5. Shenyang J-6/FT-6. 9. Jet trainer.

HELICOPTERS

  1. Mi-17.  4
  2. AW-139
  3. Alouette III. 15

Pakistan Air Force Bases & Squadrons

  • Bholari AB.  41 Tactical Wing
  • SQUADRONS:
    • 19th Squadron (Sherdils). F-16A&B.  (F-16 shotdown in Feb 2019 was most likely from this unit)
  • Korangi Creek, Karachi.
  • Training base with F-6. F-7 and Mirage
  • Masroor. 32 Tactical Attack Wing.
  • SQUADRONS
    • 4th Squadron (Karakoram Eagles). KE-03 AWACS
    • 7th Squadron (Bandits). Mirage 3EA and 3DP. Tactical Attack.
    • 8th Squadron (Haiders). Mirage 5PA2, 5PA3 and 5DD. Tactical Attack
    • 22nd Squadron (Ghazis). Mirage-3DP, 5EF, 3EL,3BE & BL. Conversion Unit.
    • 84th Squadron (Dolphins). AW-139, Mi-17SH
  • M.M. Alam AB, Mianwali,  37 Combat Training Wing

Training base

  • SQUADRONS
    • 1st Squadron (Rahbers). K-8P. Training
    • 18th Squadron (Sharp Shooters) F-7 and F-7P. Conversion unit.
    • 20th Squadron (Cheetahs). F7PG, FT-7PG. Conversion Unit
    • 86th Squadron. (Ababeel). Alouette-3. Search & Rescue.
    • Shooter Squadron. F-7, FT-7P
  • Minhas AB, Kamra. 33 Tactical Air Wing

Near Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Kamra which manufactures JF-17 and overhauls F-7 and Mirages,

  • SQUADRONS
    • 3rd Squadron. Saab-2000 Erieye. 4 AWACS
    • 16th Squadron (Black Panthers. JF-17 and JF-17B. Multi role.
    • 1st Flight- Abad, Burraq and Shahpar UAV.
    • 87th Squadron (Dragonflies). Mi-17 and Alouette 3
  • Mushaf AB, Sargodha

Includes Airpower Center of Excellence (ACE) with Combat Commanders School (CCS) for Mirage, F-7, JF-17 and F-16

  • SQUADRONS
    • 9th Squadron (Griffins). F-16A,B Multi role
    • 24th Squadron (Blinders). Falcon-20. Electronic Warfare
    • 82nd Squadron (Stallions). AW-139
  • Nur Khan AB, Rawalpindi. 35 Composite Air Transport Wing
    • SQUADRONS
      • 6th Squadron (Antelopes) C-130B & E, L-100. Transport
      • 10th Squadron (Buffaloes). IL-78MP. Tankers
      • 12th Squadron. (Globe Trotters). F-27, Falcon 20, A301-304, G-IV. VIP & transport
      • 41st Squadron. PA-34, Y-13, Ce-172, EMB-500, VIP & Transport
      • 52nd Squadron (Markhors). CN-235M
  • Peshawar AB.  36 Tactical Wing
  • SQUADRONS:
    • 17th Squadron (Tigers). F-7PG & FT-7PG. Interceptors
    • 26th Squadron (Black Spiders). JF-17. Multi Role
    • 81st Squadron (Kangaroos). Alouette 3. Search & Rescue.
  • Quetta AB.  31 Tactical Wing
    • SQUADRONS:
      • 23rd Squadron (Talons). F-7PG & FT-7PG. Interceptors
      • 28th Squadron (Phoenix). JF-17 Multi role
      • 85th Squadron. Alouette 3, Search & Rescue
  • Rafiqui AB.  34 Tactical Wing
    • SQUADRONS:
      • 14th Squadron (Tail Choppers). JF-17. Air superiority ??
      • 15th Squadron (Cobras). Mirage 3DA,3EA, 5DD,5DR & 5PA. Land attack.
      • 25th Squadron (Night Strike). Mirage 5EF, 3DP & 5DD. Land Attack
      • 27th Squadron (Zarrars).  Mirage 5EF, 3DP. Land Attack
      • 83rd Squadron (Kites). Alouette 3. Search & Rescue
  • Risalpur AB.  41 Tactical Wing

Hosts PAF’s Asghar Khan Academy with following Flying Training (FT) Wings:

  • Primary FT Wings:1st and 2nd Primary FT Squadrons. MFI-17
  • Basic FT Wing: 1st and 2nd Basic FT squadrons. T-37B, T-37C
  • Advanced Jet Training Wing: 1st AJT Squadron. K-8
  • College of FT with Flying Instructors School (T-37B), PAC College (Sf-25) and Sherdils Aerobatics (K-8)
  • 38th Multi-role wing. Shaheen Training Corps (S6T)
  • Shahbaz AB, JACOBABAD. 39 Tactical Wing
  • SQUADRONS:
    • 2nd Squadron (Minhasians). Multi-role JF17.
    • 5nd Squadron (Falcons). Multi-role F-16C-52 and D-52
    • 11th Squadron (Arrows.) Multi-role F-16A and B
    • 88th Squadron. Search & Rescue AQ-139
  • Sharea Faisal. PNS Mehran. 40 Wing
    • SQUADRONS:
      • 21st Squadron (Pegasus). C-130E and Saab-2000. Transport.

PAKISTAN NAVY

NAVAL FLEET:

SHIPS
CLASSCATEGORYNUMBERNAMES
F-22P ZulfiquarFrigate. 3144 t4Zulfiqar, Shamsheer,  Saif & Aslat
Type-21 TariqFrigate. 3250 t3Tariq, Khaibar, Shahjahan.
Oliver Perry ClassFrigate 4200 t1Alamgir
Type 054APFrigate 4100 t??
Jinnah Frigate 2800 t??
YarmookCorvette 2300 t1 or 2Yarmook
AzmatMissile boat. 560 t2/4Azmat, Dehshat
JalalatMissile boat. 250 t2Jalalat, Shujaat
JurratMissile boat2Jurrat, Quwwat
MunsifMinehunter 536 t3Munsif, Mujahid, Muhafiz
MadadgarTanker 1600 t2Madadgar, Rasadgar
GwadarTanker 2000 t2Gwadar, Kalmat
FuqingReplenishment 15000 t1Nasr
MoawinReplenishment 17000 t1Moawin
SUBMARINES
Agosta 90BDiesel 2050 t3Khalid, Hamza, Saad
Agosta-70Diesel 17602Hashmat, Hurmat
CosmosMidget sub 110 t3-5
Hangor??

TABLE: Pakistani Naval Fleet

MARINES

6 Battalions

  • 1st Marines, Joint Army-Marines Base, Sir Creek
  • 1st Creek Battalion, Sujawal
  • 2nd Marines, Qasim.
  • 3rd Marines, Gwadar.
  • 21st Air Defence. Ormara.
  • Marines Amphibious WIng. Qasim

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  9. Pakistan Airforce’s Spada 2000 Air Defense System (Medium Range SAM) https://defensetiger.blogspot.com/2015/11/pakistan-airforces-spada-2000-air.html

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  1. Dear sir, a brigade should be around 3000 men. This is with 3 battalions of around 900 soldiers each. While a battalion is made of around 3-4 rifle companies of around 120-200 men, there will be support elements too within the battalion.

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