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  • 14 November 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    At an invitation extended by Chief of Naval Staff of Pakistan, Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila, Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage visited Pakistan from 06th to 11th November 2012. During the visit, the Commander of the Navy was able to hold wide ranging discussions on matters of mutual interests and bilateral […]

  • 16 February 2012
    Industry news

      Pakistan Navy will concentrate on designing and construction of own nuclear-powered submarines, reports Defense News referring to Pakistan’s media agencies. Press service of Pakistan Navy declined to comment that news. Reportedly, the project designing has been already financed, and the first nuclear-powered submarine would join Pakistan Navy in 5-8 years. According to non-conventional arms […]

  • 24 June 2011
    Authorities

    Days after the brush off incident between their warships in the Gulf of Aden, Indian Navy today said Pakistani ship PNS Babur had damaged a… (deccanherald) [mappress] Source: deccanherald, June  24, 2011;

  • 13 April 2011

    There is great news for the families of 16 Pakistanis and two Iranians, as their loved ones have been freed from the Somali pirates after th… (thenews) [mappress] Source: thenews, April 13, 2011;

  • 22 March 2011
    Training & Education

      Pakistan Navy (PN) will observe Pakistan Day (23rd March) with traditional zeal and fervor. According to a press release of ISPR DTE (Navy), the day will dawn with 21 gun salutes. Special prayers will be offered in all mosques at PN units after Namaz-e-Fajar. To pay homage to the father of the nation, wreath […]

  • 22 July 2019
    Authorities

    The US Navy has ended its search and rescue efforts for a sailor believed to have gone overboard from the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in the morning hours of July 17. The sailor, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5, is still listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN). The carrier strike group […]

  • 10 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    India’s Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) has selected Turkey’s Anadolu Shipyard to support the construction of five 45,000-ton fleet support ships (FSS) for the Indian Navy. Part of the TAIS industrial group, Anadolu Shipyard will provide the ship design, supply key machinery equipment (KME), and provide technical assistance. The Indian Navy FSS project has an estimated […]

  • 12 April 2019
    Authorities

    Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon returned to Portsmouth on April 12, completing seven months of drug-busting action in the Middle East. During her time at sea, Dragon carried out eight successful raids on drugs smugglers, capturing narcotics worth an estimated £145 million. HMS Dragon deployed from Portsmouth on September 17, 2018, and has […]

  • 15 March 2019
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll returned to her homeport at HMNB Devonport, completing a nine-month deployment to Asia Pacific. The service’s oldest frigate deployed to Asia on June 18, 2018, and sailed all the way to Japan for drills with Japanese and US Navy units. The warship covered the equivalent of one and […]

  • 8 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Pakistan Navy-hosted biennial maritime exercise AMAN-2019 kicked off in Karachi on February 8, with 46 nations in attendance. The four-day exercise will involve a port and at-sea phase with a focus on maritime security, counter terrorism and humanitarian assistance operations. Based on this, the exercise seeks to develop and practice response tactics, techniques, and […]

  • 21 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    China’s Hudong Zhonghua shipyard hosted a steel-cutting ceremony on December 20 to mark the official start of construction of the second Pakistan Navy Type 054A frigate. Hudong Zhonghua is a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation with which the Pakistan Navy signed contracts for the delivery of a total of four frigates. All four units will […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Vessels

    Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon has seized £1.6m of narcotics on the infamous ‘smack track’ – the heroin smuggling route between the Makran Coast of Iran and Pakistan and East Africa. Less than two weeks after seizing three tons of cannabis on the so-called ‘hash highway’, the Portsmouth-based destroyer pounced on a dhow […]

  • 26 November 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon has seized three tons of hashish in a Persian Gulf operation, the Royal Navy informed. The Portsmouth-based destroyer was on patrol in the Middle East when they came across a suspicious dhow – a type of vessel common to the Middle East – in a notorious drug smuggling […]

  • 16 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Pakistan Navy commissioned its new fleet tanker PNS Moawin in a ceremony on October 16. PNS Moawin was commissioned after being launched in August 2016 and starting trials in May this year. The 158-meter tanker was built by Pakistan’s Karachi Shipyard under a design provided by Turkey’s STM. According to STM, who is also responsible […]

  • 5 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Pakistan Navy has signed a contract with M/s China Shipbuilding Trading Company Ltd (CSTC) for the delivery of an additional two Type 054A frigates. The contract was signed at the Ministry of Defence Production in Rawalpindi with deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations), Rear Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi in attendance. With this follow-on contract, the Pakistan […]

  • 2 March 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Turkish defense contractor STM announced it has been awarded a contract to modernize a second Pakistan Navy Agosta 90B submarine. The contract signing ceremony took place March 1 at the premises of Pakistan defense ministry’s procurement agency. The contract for the modernization of the first submarine in the class was signed in June 2016, after Pakistan […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Navy is at the helm of Combined Maritime Forces’ Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150) after assuming command from the Pakistan Navy in a change of command ceremony at CMF headquarters in Bahrain on December 7. Australian Commodore Mal Wise assumed command of CTF150 from Pakistani Rear Admiral Naveed Ahmed Rizvi in a ceremony […]

  • 5 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Pakistan’s state-owned shipbuilder Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW) on December 5 launched a 600-ton patrol vessel for the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA). The launching ceremony was attended by the Pakistan Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi in addition to other navy and government officials. The vessel is being built with technical […]

  • 29 November 2017
    Training & Education

    EU NAVFOR’s Spanish warship ESPS Patiño met up with CTF151 Pakistan warship PNS Tariq to conduct counter-piracy exercises at sea off the Somali coast on November 27.  Personnel from each vessel were transferred between warships to understand each other’s capabilities and focus on the major aspects of counter-piracy deterrence and prevention. As explained by EU […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigates returned from a five-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific on August 8. Her Majesty’s Canadian (HMC) Ships Winnipeg and Ottawa returned to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt concluding a deployment which the Canadian Navy refers to as Poseidon Cutlass 17. Poseidon Cutlass provided an opportunity to engage in numerous exercises […]

  • 15 June 2017
    Authorities

    After completing port calls in Madagascar and Australia, ships from the Chinese PLA Navy’s 25th Task Group arrived in Auckland, New Zealand, on June 15. The ships are on a goodwill visit tour in Asia Pacific following their counter-piracy deployment in the Gulf of Aden. Composed of two Type 054A frigates, Hengyang and Yulin, and replenishment […]

  • 13 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Pakistan’s defense ministry has signed a contract with Dutch ship designer Damen for the acquisition of a locally-built offshore patrol vessel (OPV). The contract was signed on June 12 during an event attended by navy and company representatives and Dutch ambassador to Pakistan Jeannette Seppen. According to the ministry of defense, the OPV will be built […]

  • 11 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Pakistan is acquiring four Turkish Project MILGEM corvettes while Turkey is buying 52 Pakistani Super Mushshak training planes under agreements signed during the 2017 IDEF defence exhibition in Istanbul, on May 10. Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Limited (KSEW) from Pakistan, signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Turkish STM for the corvette-construction. According to an announcement from the […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Iraqi and Pakistani naval officers joined the U.S. Coast Guard for a multilateral visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Feb. 26-Mar. 9. The exercise, held at the ship-in-the-box (SIB) facility, is the first time in three years that the Iraqi and Pakistani navies have come together for the VBSS exercise. The […]

  • 18 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Refuting negative press reports, UK’s Maritime Forces commander Rear Admiral Alex Burton pointed to the Royal Navy’s numerous operations in 2016 during a speech he delivered to the All Parties Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Armed Forces at the Palace of Westminster on January 16 Below is a transcript of his speech that highlights the operations and activities […]

  • 18 November 2016
    Authorities

    The Pakistan Navy detected an Indian submarine in its territorial waters and chased it away, the naval service said in a press release issued on Friday. According to the statement, the Indian submarine was detected south of the Pakistani coast on Monday. The submarine tried to escape detection without success as it was continuously tracked and pushed “well […]