Pakistan Navy inducted another state of the art ship, PNS Yarmook F-271, into its fleet on Monday. Damen, a Dutch shipbuilder, signed a deal with Pakistan’s Ministry of Defence Production in 2017 for two multi-purpose OPVs. The ship is built by Damen at its Ottoman shipyard in Galati.
The 2,300-tonne corvette is equipped with advanced weaponry and defense systems and has the ability to carry helicopters and drones as well. The induction of the ship will help Pakistan Navy strengthen its maritime operations, enabling the force to safeguard the borders in a better way.
PNS Yarmook comes equipped with the following capabilities:
- Surface to Surface Missiles (SMM)
- Surface to Air Missiles (SAM)
- Soft Weapons System
- Identification Friend or Foe (IFF)
- Command and Control System
- External communication equipment
- Infrared Search and Tracking (IRST) system
- Fiber optic gyro
- ESM with 360-degree coverage
The ship can launch two high-speed Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) at 11.5 meters and 6.5 meters simultaneously. Two Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) can also be accommodated on the Dutch-build corvette for special missions.
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