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Pakistan Navy receives first Type 054A/P Frigate

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Pakistan Navy’s first Type 054A/P Frigate, PNS TUGHRIL has been commissioned at Hudong Zhonghua (HZ) Shipyard, China. Ambassador of Pakistan to China, H.E. Mr Moin Ul Haq graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

Photo: Pakistan Navy - Pakistan Navy’s first Type 054A/P Frigate, PNS TUGHRIL
Photo: Pakistan Navy – Pakistan Navy’s first Type 054A/P Frigate, PNS TUGHRIL

PNS TUGHRIL is 1st of 4 x Type 054 Frigates being constructed for the Pakistan Navy. The Ship is a technologically advanced and highly capable Platform with enormous surface to surface, Surface to air and underwater firepower besides extensive surveillance potentials. The Ship holds the capability to simultaneously execute a number of naval warfare missions in a highly intense multi-threat environment. PNS TUGHRIL is equipped with state-of-the-art Combat Management and Electronic Warfare system along with modern self-defence capabilities.

While presenting account of activities, the head of the Pakistan Navy Mission overseeing construction of 054A/P Frigate, Commodore Rashid Mehmood Sheikh highlighted that PNS TUGHRIL being a multi-mission capable Frigate will form the mainstay of Pakistan Navy Fleet while bolstering Pakistan Navy’s maritime defence capabilities.

The ceremony was attended by high-level dignitaries from BOMETEC, OIMC, SASTIND, PLA ( N ) and CSSC besides the Chairman of CSTC & HZ Shipyard and Commander of PLA ( N ) Shanghai Naval Base along with prominent figures of the Pakistan community in China.

Photo: Pakistan Navy - Pakistan Navy’s first Type 054A/P Frigate, PNS TUGHRIL
Photo: Pakistan Navy – Pakistan Navy’s first Type 054A/P Frigate, PNS TUGHRIL
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