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Pakistan Navy to build indigenously designed gunboat and tugs

Pakistan Navy to build indigenously designed gunboat and tugs

Pakistan Navy gunboat features include armor protection, stealth features and high speed

Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW) and Directorate General of Munitions Production inked an agreement for the indigenous designing of gunboats and tugs.

The ceremony took place at the Ministry of Defense production.

The Managing Director of KS&EW, Rear Admiral Ather Saleem and Director General Munitions Production, Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Qaiser Janjua signed the contracts on behalf of their respective departments.

Maj General Akif Iqbal, Additional Secretary Defence Production and Rear Admiral Ovais Ahmed Bilgrami, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) were also in attendance.

The gun boat will be designed by Pakistan Navy and will have features such as armor protection, stealth features and high speed. The construction of the boats will be undertaken by the KS&EW. Furthermore, 2 Tugs equipped with latest machinery, with the ability to operate in rough weather and capable to conduct salvage operations will also be constructed.

Director-General Munitions Production appreciated the management and workforce of KS&EW for ensuring the timely delivery of vessels in the past while ensuring the best quality international standards.

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