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  • 13 November 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    On 12 November, the Pakistan Navy commissioned its new corvette named PNS Tabuk (F-272) at the Port of Constanta, Romania.

  • 26 August 2020
    Vessels

    Pakistan Navy’s second Type 054A/P (F22P Batch II) frigate has been launched at China’s Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard.

  • 14 February 2020
    Vessels

    The Pakistan Navy has commissioned a 2,300-ton corvette PNS Yarmook (F-271) in a ceremony held at Constanta Port, Romania on February 13, 2020. Ordered in 2017, the newbuilding is the first of two Pakistan Navy units based on the offshore patrol vessel (OPV) design of Dutch shipbuilder Damen. PNS Yarmook was built at Damen Shipyards […]

  • 3 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Dutch shipbuilder Damen has launched the second of two Pakistan Navy offshore patrol vessels at its shipyard in Galati, Romania. The two OPVs, referred to as corvettes by the Pakistan Navy, are being built under a contract from June 2017. The lead ship in the class was launched in May 2019 and is expected to […]

  • 17 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The first of two Pakistan Navy offshore patrol vessels (OPV) was launched in Galata, Romania, the Pakistan Navy announced on May 17. The ship was launched after starting construction in a keel-laying ceremony in April 2018. While the navy refers to them as corvettes, the two vessels built by Dutch shipbuilder Damen are based on […]

  • 12 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Pakistan Navy has launched a new survey vessel in China. The launching ceremony was held at Dajin Heavy Industry shipyard on December 11, 2018. The 3,000-ton newbuilding was launched into Yangtze River. As explained, this is the largest survey vessel to be built for the Pakistan Navy under Sino-Pak collaboration. “The new ship will be […]

  • 19 July 2018
    Authorities

    Pakistan Navy frigate PNS Aslat arrived in Portsmouth with her 280-crew on Wednesday morning to visit the Royal Navy. The crew of the Zulfiquar-class frigate will spend the next few days with Royal Navy personnel and will be introduced to the Royal Navy training facilities on the base and at HMS Excellent. Captain Bill Oliphant, the […]

  • 18 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Pakistan Navy has received its first converted ATR-72 maritime patrol aircraft, Aerodata – a company involved in the process – announced earlier this month. According to the company, the aircraft was delivered in the second quarter of 2018 after intensive ground and flight tests. The aircraft are being converted by Rheinland Air Service (RAS) under a contract from […]

  • 5 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Pakistan has entered into an agreement with Turkey for the construction of four MILGEM corvettes, Turkey’s defense minister Nurettin Canikli told reporters in Montenegro on Thursday. According to Turkish media reports, Turkey will be building the corvettes in what the defense minister described as the “largest defense export of Turkey in one agreement”. The first […]

  • 30 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Pakistan Navy has rescued twelve Indian fishermen stranded on their boat in the Gulf of Aden for eight days. During a routine anti-piracy patrol on April 27, PNS Alamgir encountered the fishing boat St Mary, whose crew had been drifting in the busy seaway due to a gearbox failure. Over the course of the […]

  • 24 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Dutch shipbuilder Damen recently hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the first of two Pakistan Navy offshore patrol vessels at its shipyard in Galati, Romania. The ceremony was attended by Pakistan Navy Rear Admiral Farrokh Ahmad, Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (Projects), other navy officials and Damen representatives. Pakistan and Damen signed a contract for the […]

  • 16 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Pakistan Navy’s new fleet tanker has completed its first set of sea trials in the Indian Ocean, Turkey’s STM – the company in charge of designing the vessel – announced earlier this month. According to STM, the PNS Moawin – as the tanker is named – carried out the trials in March this year. […]

  • 16 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Pakistan Navy held an induction ceremony for a dredging vessel and its accompanying two barges at the naval dockyard in Karachi on March 15. The backhoe dredger Rah Kusha and split hoper barges – Tarseel 1 and 2 – were built for the Pakistan Navy at the Tianjin Shipyard, in China. Dredger Rah Kusha is […]

  • 7 February 2018
    Authorities

    Pakistan Navy frigate PNS Aslat seized 5 tonnes of hashish in the Arabian Sea on February 6, continuing a success-streak of the international Combined Task Force (CTF) 150. With this latest seizure, CTF 150 has confiscated over $1 billion USD of narcotics since December 2017. PNS Aslat was conducting routine patrols in the international waters of […]

  • 22 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Pakistan Navy has awarded Kelvin Hughes another contract for the delivery of a SharpEye Doppler submarine radar system. The order follows an earlier one, announced in February this year, and is part of the mid-life upgrade program of the Pakistan Navy’s Agosta 90B-class (also known as the Khalid class diesel electric attack submarines). Working with […]

  • 26 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Pakistan Navy has recently carried out a live firing of an Exocet AM-39 anti-ship missile from a Sea King helicopter. The navy said the chief of the naval staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah witnessed the event and praised the combat readiness of the fleet. The live-fire test took place on September 23 in the Arabian Sea […]

  • 21 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Turkish defense company STM has contracted UK’s Kelvin Hughes for the delivery of its I-Band SharpEye Doppler submarine radar system for the Pakistan Navy’s Agosta 90B- class submarines. Also referred to as the Khalid-class, the submarines are receiving the radars as part of their mid-life upgrade program that STM is undertaking under a contract from June 2016. Working […]

  • 3 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel ESPS Relámpago, currently part of the European Union Naval Force, met in the Gulf of Aden with Task Force 151 Pakistan Navy Ship, PNS Tariq on January 1. During the meeting, crewmembers from both ships cross-decked to the other in order to meet and share common procedures used in the area of operations. On […]

  • 27 October 2016
    Authorities

    Pakistan has taken command of the Combined Maritime Forces’ Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 after from the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy during a ceremony in Bahrain on October 26. The ceremony was presided over by Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan, Commander US Naval Forces Central Command, Commander US Fifth Fleet and Commander Combined Maritime Forces. CTF […]

  • 5 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Pakistan Maritime Security Agency held a steel cutting ceremony for the agency’s first 600 ton Maritime Patrol Vessel. The ceremony was held May 2 at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works which will construct the ship. The MPV is a multi mission vessel with a steel hull and an aluminium super structure. Rear Admiral Syed Hasan Nasir Shah said […]

  • 22 April 2016
    Industry news

    On April 18th, 2016, Pakistan Navy received two Landing Craft (Mechanized) at Karachi Shipyard & Shipyard & Engineering during a handing over ceremony. Rear Admiral Syed Imdad Imam Jafri HI(M), Commander Logistics Pakistan Navy, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The ceremony was attended by high ranking officials from Government, Pakistan Navy, KPT, PQA and KS&EW. MD […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Authorities

    Pakistan Navy members toured the Italian warship ITS Libeccio during its port visit to Muscat, Oman, September 16. The commanding officer of ITS Libeccio, Commander Daniele P.M. Martinuzzi, welcomed the commanding officer of PNS Alamgir, Captain Faisal Amil, and members of his crew on board. After being given a tour of the ship and briefed on its capabilities, […]

  • 19 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Pakistan Navy and Maritime Security Agency personnel recently had an opportunity to train together and learn from one another during a five day Visit, Board, Search, Seizure (VBSS) training with the US Coast Guard Middle East Training Team in Manama, Bahrain. The Middle East Training Team consists of U.S. Coast Guard specialists who provide law enforcement […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Authorities

    Pakistan Navy’s frigate “Zulfiquar” visited the Port of Trincomalee on March 3, 2015. Zulfiquar, a 123 meters long vessel carrying 303 personnel, stayed in the post for three days. The ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on her arrival. The ship’s Commanding Officer Captain Amir Mahmood called on […]

  • 3 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Commodore Asif Hameed Siddiqui SI(M) from the Pakistan Navy has assumed command of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy operations from Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich of the Royal Thai Navy at a ceremony in Bahrain on 26 February 2015. The ceremony marked Pakistan’s sixth command of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151). Rear Admiral Wanich, who […]

  • 13 June 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Pakistan Navy’s new Fast Attack Craft PNS Dehshat was commissioned at Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works Ltd on June 12, 2014.   Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila, said: “Karachi Shipyard today stands completely revitalized and reporting its financial turn around. This success was only possible due to reposing confidence and trust […]