Pakistan Navy adds new warship to fleet

By: News Desk      Published: 08:13 PM, 23 Aug, 2020
Pakistan Navy adds new warship to fleet

The launch ceremony of the 1st ship of Type-054 Class Frigate built for the Pakistan Navy was held at Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai, China.  

The ceremony was graced by Commodore Azfar Humayun (Chief Naval Overseer, China) as chief guest in the presence of China Shipbuilding Trading Co, Ltd. (CSTC) Chairman Mr Li Hongtao.

The launch of the ship has been marked as a major milestone in construction of state of the art Frigate for Pakistan Navy. The Type-054 Class fitted with latest surface, subsurface, anti-air weapons, combat management system and sensors will be one of the technologically advanced surface platforms of the Pakistan Navy Fleet. These ships will significantly contribute in maintaining peace and security in Pakistan Navy’s area of responsibility.  

Earlier, addressing the ceremony, the chief guest termed the event as new a chapter in Pakistan-China defence relationship. He acknowledged the commitment and dedication of Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard, China and inexorable support provided by the CSTC for continuity of the programme despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

The ceremony was attended by officials of the Pakistan Navy and CSTC/ Hudong Shipyard.