DAMEN Shipyard Galati, Romania launched the first of two 2,300 tons corvettes built for Pakistan Navy at a ceremony held at M/s DAMEN Shipyard Galati, Romania on May 17.
The first ship is expected to join the Pakistan Navy by end of this year and the second would be delivered by mid-2020. The contract for their manufacture was signed in 2017, Pakistan media reported.
Pakistan Navy’s Vice Admiral Abdul Aleem who spoke on the occasion said that these platforms will act as force multipliers in enhancing Navy’s capability of safeguarding maritime frontiers and would offer more flexibility in the conduct of Pakistan Navy’s initiative of independent Regional Maritime Security Patrols in the Indian Ocean Region.
The Pakistan Navy commissioned a locally built and ordered 4 warships from a Chinese shipyard in the past year indicating accelerated naval procurement.
The Pakistan Navy Commissioned PNS MOAWIN, an indigenously constructed 17,000 ton combat support ship which is the largest warship ever built in Pakistan. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, President of Turkish Defence Industry Prof Dr Ismael DEMIR and Turkish Deputy Minister of National Defence Muhsin Dere were also present on the occasion at the Naval Shipyard in Karachi Tuesday, local media reported quoting an official release
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
Turkish defense contractor STM announced Thursday the first successful sea trials of the 158-meter Pakistan Navy Fleet Tanker (PNFT), built in cooperation with Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works. According to STM's website the ship embarked on its maiden voyage on March 31, 2018, Anadolu Agency reports
Pakistan tested a cruise missile from an underwater dynamic platform mimicking a submarine-launch yesterday. This was the second successful test of the indigenously developed Submarine Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) Babur having a range of 450 km
The Pakistan Army has sentenced Retired Lieutenant General Javed Iqbal to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of espionage following a closed-door military trial. Two others found guilty of spying in the case were sentenced to death- Retired Brigadier Raja Rizwan and Wasim Akram, a civilian doctor employed by the army organization
Pakistan is likely to purchase the export version of Turkey's Zargana anti-torpedo countermeasure systems, to be equipped on diesel-electric fast-attack Agoste 90B class submarines. The Pakistani Navy and the developer of the systems, Turkish firm Aselsan are expected to meet soon to discuss the purchase, Daily Sabah reported Wednesday
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