State-of-the-art Yarmook vessel inducted into Pakistan Navy
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Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Muhammad Fayyaz Gilani, graced the occasion as chief guest.
Speaking on 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 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.
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 of performing 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 the Pakistan Navy Fleet by mid of this year.
The second ship of the same type will also be inducted into Pakistan Navy by the 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 & Galati and officials of the Ministry of Defence Production, Pakistan.