Pakistan has commissioned its third Azmat-class fast attack craft (FAC), PNS Himmat, which will join the Naval service PNS Azmat and PNS Dehshat acquired from China Shipbuilding and Offshore Company (CSOC) as part of an order for four FACs in 2010.
The PNS Himmat has an indigenously built missiles system. The imagery of the PNS Himmat show that it has dual triple missile launcher identical to the one planned for the fourth FAC that entered production in March 2017, Quwa reported Monday.
The FAC was commissioned last Friday at Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW). The 560-ton FAC is 63 m in length with a maximum speed of 30knots. It has a forward-mounted twin 25-mm cannon of the Azmat and Dehshat PNS in favour of new remote-controlled stabilized turret possibly from Turkish Aselsan.
The PNS Azmat and PNS Dehshat are armed with dual quad-cell C-802 anti-ship missile (AShM) launchers. It is manned by a crew of 15.
“The transfer-of-technology in shipbuilding is a necessary component of the Navy’s modernization efforts. It is also a requisite element for supporting Pakistan’s defence exports,” the Pakistan Navy’s Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah was quoted as saying by the news portal.
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Pakistan has received Russian convertible Mi-171E helicopter, which can assist for missions in passenger and freight carriage or in medical, search and rescue operations. Russian Helicopters has delivered Mi-171E helicopter in a convertible option to representatives of Pakistans Baluchistan Province
Qatar has received the first batch of Super Mushshak trainers from Pakistan. Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) has delivered its first batch of Super Mushshak trainers to the Qatari Emiri Air Force on Wednesday, Qatars MoD tweeted pictures of the arrival
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) today took delivery of the first batch of 5 out of 10 Super Mushshak aircraft from Pakistan. The first batch of the trainer aircraft, which is for the primary flying training of NAF pilots at 401 Flying Training School, Kaduna, was received on arrival by the Air Officer Commanding Air Training Command, Air Vice Marshal Chris Okoye, the Nigerian Air Force said in a press statement Monday
Pakistan has revealed a fifth generation Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) attack drone project which it says is in an advanced stage of development. Air Force Chief Sohail Aman talked about the 5th gen drone project while inaugurating the Kamra Aviation City initiative
Pakistan signed a contract to purchase two Type 054 A frigates from China on June 1, taking the total number of ships of that type ordered to four, the delivery of which is expected by 2021. The contract for 2 warships for Pakistan Navy has been signed with China Shipbuilding Trading Company Ltd (CSTC) in Rawalpindi at Ministry of Defence Production according to a Pakistan MoD press release
The Pakistan navy successfully test-fired naval cruise missile 'Harba' from its recently commissioned Fast Attack Craft (Missile) PNS Himmat in Arabian sea near Karachi on Wednesday. "The naval craft fired indigenously developed Harbah Naval Cruise Missile, which is a Surface to Surface anti-ship missile with Land Attack capability
INS Tarasa, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai today. Vice Admiral Luthra said the passage of the ship during her maiden voyage from Kolkata to Mumbai, in rough weather, bears testimony to the seaworthiness of the ship
An American based think-tank has said that Pakistan has built a ‘hardened, secure, underground nuclear warheads complex in a remote mountainous region in Balochistan province. The Institute for Science and International Security said its observation is based on satellite imagery and investigation, PTI reported Friday
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