Commissioning ceremony of state-of-the-art 2300 tons Corvette PNS YARMOOK was held at the Port of Constanța, Romania. Vice Chief of Naval Staff (VCNS), Vice Admiral Muhammad Fayyaz Gilani graced the occasion as the chief guest.
Speaking at the occasion, VCNS underscored the importance of corvettes in the maritime domain. He said, “The induction of these platforms will act as force multipliers in enhancing the Navy's capability of safeguarding maritime interests.” He also lauded professional competence of M/s DAMEN Shipyards and their cooperation in delivering high quality platforms in record time.
PNS YARMOOK is a state-of-the-art electronic warfare, anti-ship & anti-air warfare platform with cutting edge self-protection and terminal defense system. 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 Pakistan Navy Fleet 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 Defense Production, Pakistan.
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