China has delivered to Pakistan the largest and most advanced warship Beijing has ever exported, in a move that highlights the friendship between the two countries and will contribute to their all-weather strategic cooperative partnership, Tribune reported.
Designed and built by China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited (CSSC), the frigate was delivered to the Pakistan Navy (PN) in a commissioning ceremony in Shanghai.
The Type 054A/P frigate was named the PNS Tughril and it is the first hull of four Type 054 frigates being constructed for the PN.
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.
Being equipped with state-of-the-art combat management and an electronic warfare system along with modern self-defense capabilities, the Type 054A/P frigate can simultaneously execute a number of naval warfare missions in a highly intense multi-threat environment, Global Times reported on Tuesday.
The frigate is the largest and most advanced warship China has ever exported, CSSC said in a statement.