PAKISTAN MARITIME SECURITY AGENCY


With the inception of Pakistan Maritime Security Agency, the need of an aviation wing was felt in order to maintain surveillance and to control illegal activities. First Maritime Surveillance Squadron was inaugurated on 23 June 1988 with the induction of F-27 Fokker aircraft as an interim measure, for surveillance at sea. The aircraft was placed at Civil Airport Karachi for the purpose of logistics support and parking area. Efforts were made to acquire dedicated Maritime Surveillance Aircraft leading to formal establishment of PMSA Air Wing as 93 PMSA Squadron with first Defender Aircraft at PNS MEHRAN in year 1993. To provide strength and flexibility in air operation of Pakistan Maritime Security Agency, need of another aircraft was felt. Thus in 1994 the second Defender Aircraft was inducted and the third Defender aircraft in 2004.

PRIMARY ROLES

Area Surveillance
Anti Poaching/Anti Smuggling
Anti Narcotics/Anti Pollution
Search and Rescue
Intelligence Gathering
Protection of Fisheries and Natural Resources within EEZ Training

SECONDARY ROLES

Logistics Support for Coastal Bases
Para Drop Operations
Support to Customs, Coast Guards and other agencies operations

AIRCRAFT CAPABILITIES AREA COVERAGE

Visual 1200 SQ NM/HR with 120 Kts
Radar 4800 SQ NM/HR 120 Kts

VHF HOMER

Capable of detecting both 121.5 & 243 MHZ for homing purposes on to the vessel in distress

07 Men Sarmat

07 Men Search and Rescue Material, for dropping from Defender A/C, self inflatable and equipped with all necessary equipment for personnel in distress

04 Men Life Raft

04 Men Life Raft, self inflatable for A/C crew in case of ditching

Survival Packs Containing Eatables

Indigenously developed old canister type casings of smoke markers, converted into food packs. Can be dropped from the A/C with essential eatables for providing emergency food to personnel in distress.

SENSORS ONBOARD

BENDIX RDR 1400C Wx / Search Radar
Effective Range upto 180 NMs
60 Degree Either Side Scanning
WESCAM FLIR 12 DS
High Performance 4 Axis Gyro Stabilization
Daylight Colour Camera
SLR 200 AIS – AUTOMATIC Identification System
Receive and Decode Transmission from Vessels
Ability to Identify Vessels within VHF Range

AIRCRAFT GENERAL

  • Max T/O WT 7000 Lbs
  • MAX LANDING WT 6800 Lbs
  • TAKE OFF RUN 2000 Ft
  • LANDING RUN 1620 Ft
  • MAX CEILING (with Oxygen) 25000 Ft
  • OPERATING SPEED 125 Kts

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