Surface warriors contain diverse categories of platform, which are capable of carrying out multiple roles including surface operations, anti-submarine operations, anti-air operations, protecting SLOCs, search & rescue operation, antipiracy missions, CMCP & Naval diplomacy, showing flag at foreign ports of call.
The Surface warriors have been grouped into various squadrons which include:-
25th Destroyer Squadron | 18th Destroyer Squadron | 10th Patron Craft Squadron
PN DIMENSIONS: SUBMARINE FORCE
PN Submarine Force was raised in 1964 as a lead sub-surface arm of Pakistan Navy and being the first in the region. It has a meritorious past history spanned over nearly 51 years and has unique distinction of operating nearly 5 different types of platforms to date.
After the acquisition of PNS/M GHAZI (Ex-USS DIABLO) on 1 June 1964 from the United States, this submarine took active part in the Runn of Kutch crisis and in 1965 Indo-Pak war.
TASKS AND ROLES
Some of the important roles and tasks defined for the Squadron are:
a. Improve operational availability of Submarines and X-Craft and maintain operational readiness at high standards.
b. Promulgate and achieve operational targets for Submarines and X-Craft.
c. Prepare and promulgate Workup guidelines for Submarines and X-Craft.
Agosta 90 Submarine Agosta 70 Submarine
PN DIMENSIONS: AIR ARM
HISTORY TASK AND ROLES
PNS MEHRAN is the home of Naval Aviators. In the past 37 years, Pakistan Naval Aviation had been able to keep itself abreast with the changing technology and grew from a fledgling force into a mature professional Aviation force of today.
The first Naval Air Station, PNS MEHRAN, was commissioned on 26 September 1975 to support Fleet Operations. Seaking helicopter was the first machine to fly from this base, Atlantic and Alouette soon joined the Naval Air Arm. Taking a start in 1975, Naval Aviation has grown to its present inventory of various multi role aircraft. The latest addition in the Air Arm is P-3C Orion Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft (LRMPA), HBC 101 (IW/EW) Jet and Z9EC helicopter.
DETAILS OF SQUADRONS:-
111 ASW Squadron
222 ASW Squadron
28 Squadron (P3C Maritime Strike Squadron)
PN DIMENSIONS: MARINE AND SSG (N)
PNS IQBAL is the headquarter of commander SSG (N). The commander SSG (N) is placed under the command of Commander Coastal areas. During the post 1965 war analysis Pakistan Navy felt the need of establishing a Special force, which could be used for covert offensive operations against enemy shore based facilities and the units at sea or in harbour’s.
TASK AND ROLES
Special Services Group (Navy) has been assigned following roles:
a. Frogman Operations through X-Craft
b. Air borne Operations
c. Commando Operations
d. Salvage Operations
e. Search and Rescue Missions
f. Training of SSG (N)