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Patrol vessel Yarmook commission into Pak Navy

February 15, 2020 03:46 PM


Commissioning Ceremony of state of the art 2300 Tons Corvette PNS YARMOOK was held at Constanta Port, Romania. Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Muhammad Fayyaz Gilani graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

Speaking at the occasion, the chief guest underscored the importance of corvettes in the maritime domain. He said that induction of these platforms will act as force multipliers in enhancing the Navy’s capability of safeguarding maritime interests. The chief guest also lauded professional competence of M/s DAMEN Shipyards and cooperation in delivering high-quality platforms in record time.

According to a statement issued by the Pakistan Navy in Islamabad, PNS YARMOOK is a state of the art electronic warfare, anti-ship and anti-air warfare platform with cutting edge self-protection and terminal defence systems. The ship is capable to perform a variety of maritime operations, transport helicopter and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) simultaneously. Subsequent to contract for construction of two corvettes for Pakistan Navy, the second ship PNS TABUK is expected to join Pakistan Navy Fleet by mid of this year.

The commissioning ceremony was attended by Chief Naval Overseer (Romania), diplomats from friendly countries, senior management of M/s DAMEN Shipyards, Gorinchem and Galati and Officials of Ministry of Defence Production, Pakistan.



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