KARACHI, June 15 (NNI): The steel cutting ceremony of fourth MILGEM-Class Corvette ship being constructed for Pakistan Navy was held at Karachi Shipyard Tuesday.
According to the Spokesman of Pakistan Navy, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi was the special guest of the occasion.
Pakistan Navy’s DGPR said that the ship will be equipped with the latest weapons and sensors.
On the Occasion, Chief of the Naval Staff Muhammad Khan Niazi lauded the mutual cooperation between Ministry of Defence Production, Pakistan Navy, Karachi Shipyard and Turkish Company for the construction of battle ships. He said the ship will be equipped with the latest weapons and sensors.
“It is commendable that Karachi Shipyard and Isfat Turkey crossed the important milestone in time despite the global pressure amid pandemic due to coronavirus,” Admiral Niazi said.
“The inclusion of medium-class Corvette aircraft will further enhance the ability to deal with conventional and non-conventional threats,” CNS Admiral Niazi said.
Naval Chief said induction of MILGEM-class corvette ships will further improve the capabilities of Pakistan Navy to cope with the conventional and non-conventional threats.
The ceremony was also attended by the head of Turkish company Isfat, government officials, senior officials of Pakistan Navy and shipyard.
The Pakistan Navy ship conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Italian Navy Ship in the Gulf of Aden on June 14.
A Navy Spokesperson said that the aim of the exercise was to enhance interoperability and strengthen bilateral relations between two navies. The exercise included Maritime Interdiction Oprations Cross Deck Landings and various naval Ops procedures. NNI