The Keel laying ceremony of MILGEM Class Corvette for Pakistan Navy held at the Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KS&EW).
According to the spokesperson of Pakistan Navy, the Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Turkey, H.E Mr. Hulusi Akar was the Chief Guest of the ceremony.
Pakistan Navy Spokesperson said that the eremony was also attended by Minister for Defence Production, Ms Zubaida Jalal & CNS Adm Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi.
Pakistan Navy Spokesperson said that it will be technologically most advanced platforms equipped with state of the art weapons and modern sensors.
The vessel will contribute to maintaining peace, security & balance of power in IOR. Earlier, CG appreciated the M/s ASFAT & KS&EW for construction of the Corvette.
Keel laying ceremony of MILGEM Class Corvette for #PN held at KS&EW. Minister of National Defence of Republic of Turkey, H.E Mr. Hulusi Akar was CG. The ceremony was also attended by Minister for Defence Production, Ms Zubaida Jalal & CNS Adm Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi.(1/2) pic.twitter.com/yGZM4NHqLx
— DGPR (Navy) (@dgprPaknavy) October 25, 2020
MILGEM project is a national warship program of the Republic of Turkey. Managed by the Turkish Navy, the project aims at developing multipurpose corvettes and frigates that can be deployed in a range of missions, including reconnaissance, surveillance, early warning, anti-submarine warfare, surface-to-surface and surface-to-air warfare, and amphibious operations.