Pakistan Navy gets the warship designed, manufactured by China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited (CSSC), at a ceremony held in Shanghai.
For survival and to linger building their military abilities against India, China has provided the largest and most advanced warship to Pakistan. The Chinese Type 054A/P frigate on hiring in the Pakistan Navy has been re-titled as PNS Tughril, the first hull of four Type 054 frigates that are under construction in Beijing.
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More about Type 054A warship of Pakistan
The Chinese media reported that this ship for the Pakistan Navy is thought to be a very technically advanced warship. It is a proficient platform having surveillance potential in addition to the competence of underwater firepower, surface-to-air and surface-to-surface firepower.
Moreover, it has an onboard state of an art combat management system with modern self-defense competencies and an electronic warfare system.
Further news reveals that Type 054A/P frigate in a multi-threat environment has the proficiency of instantaneously performing a number of naval warfare missions.
CSSC has told the media that this is the first time ever that it has traded the largest and most progressive frigate.
Describing the features, CSSC said that the new frigate has improved air defense abilities and is fortified with a better radar system as well as a larger number of missiles with a longer range.
The Type 054A/P is created on Type 054A, China’s most advanced frigate. It has outstanding furtiveness capability.
Pakistan Navy chief Admiral M Amjad Khan Niazi listed the warship procurement from China.
Besides this, Pakistan has obtained F-22P frigates, fast attack craft (missile), state-of-the-art survey ships, and helicopters, and state-of-the-art survey ships from China.
In recent times the two countries have also upgraded the jointly developed JF-17 fighter jet. This fighter jet has a single-engine and multirole has been established mostly for export purposes.