ATR-72 MPA of PN is also known as RAS-72 Sea Eagle. PN has upgraded its ATRs to perform ASW role (Anti-Submarine Warfare). RAS-72 houses following systems & arsenal:
a). Leonardo Seaspray 7300E AESA Radar.
b). FLIR “Star SAFIRE III”.
c). Electronic Support Measures (ESM) suite.
d). Aerodata AG’s AeroMission MMS.
e). Integrated with light “Torpedoes”.
f). Can deploy “Depth Charges”. (To hunt & destroy submarines).
Sea Eagle is very capable platform & will provide Pakistan Navy a significant edge against enemy submarines.