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    Pakistan Navy to build indigenously designed gunboat and tugs

    Gunboat possessing stealth features and armour protection would be designed by the naval force

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    The contract signing ceremony was held at Ministry of Defence Production on Wednesday. PHOTO: PAKISTAN NAVY



    KARACHI: The Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works and Ministry of Defence Production on Wednesday signed the contract to build indigenous platforms for Pakistan Navy.

    The contract signing ceremony of indigenously designed gunboat and tugs was held at Ministry of Defence Production on Wednesday where KS&EW Managing Director Rear Admiral Ather Saleem and Munitions Production DG Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Qaiser Janjua signed the contracts.

    Maj General Akif Iqbal, Additional Secretary Defence Production and Rear Admiral Ovais Ahmed Bilgrami, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) were also present on the occasion, said a statement issued by the Pakistan Navy.

    The gunboat possessing stealth features, armour protection and capable of achieving high speed would be indigenously designed by Pakistan Navy, while its construction would be undertaken by KS&EW. Additionally, two tugs equipped with state of the art machinery, adept to operate in rough weather and capable to conduct salvage operations will also be constructed.

    Speaking on the occasion, the KS&EW MD highlighted that projects were manifestation of indigenisation and self-sufficiency in defence ship-building. He also underlined that presently various vessels were under-construction at KS&EW including MILGEM corvette, fast attack craft (missile) and tugs for Pakistan Navy and Maritime Patrol Vessel for Pakistan Maritime Security Agency.

    The Munitions Production MD appreciated the management and workforce of KS&EW for ensuring successful and timely delivery of vessels in the past while ensuring highest quality of international standards.

    The ceremony was attended by various officials from Ministry of Defence Production and Pakistan Navy.



    https://tribune.com.pk/story/2252823/pakistan-navy-to-build-indigenously-designed-gunboat-and-tugs
     
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    Director General Public Relations -

    KS & EW BUILDING INDIGENOUS PLATFORMS FOR PAKISTAN NAVY.




    The contract signing ceremony of indigenously designed Gun Boat and Tugs was held at Ministry of Defence Production. The Managing Director Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW), Rear Admiral Ather Saleem and Director General Munitions Production, Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Qaiser Janjua signed the contracts. Maj General Akif Iqbal, Additional Secretary Defence Production and Rear Admiral Ovais Ahmed Bilgrami, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) were also present at the occasion.

    The Gun Boat possessing stealth features, armor protection and capable of achieving high speed will be indigenously designed by Pakistan Navy, while its construction will be undertaken by KS&EW. Additionally, 02 x Tugs equipped with state of the art machinery, adept to operate in rough weather and capable to conductsalvage operations will also be constructed.

    Speaking at the occasion, MD KS&EW highlighted that projects are manifestation of indigenization and self-sufficiency in defence ship building. He also underlined that presentlyvarious vessels are under construction at KS&EW including MILGEM Corvette, Fast Attack Craft (Missile) and tugs for Pakistan Navy and Maritime Patrol Vessel for Pakistan Maritime Security Agency. Director General Munitions Production appreciated the management and workforce of KS&EW for ensuring successful and timely delivery of vessels in the past while ensuring highest quality international standards.

    The ceremony was attended byvarious officials from Ministry of Defence Production and Pakistan Navy.





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  3. AZADPAKISTAN2009

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    Announcement to manufacture 10 more Azmat Stealth Missile boats would have been sufficient

    Not sure the Tug Boat deal is something major these Tug Boats could have been done by Private Builders
     
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    Already produce tugs, curios bout these gunboats though.
     
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    I will relay your disagreement with PN Planners.
     
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    In Naval terms what is meant by Gun Boat. I mean can you give some examples of modern day Gun Boats.
     
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    Hmm maybe going down the Iranians route

    With armed speed boat/gun boats with anti ship missile on the back?
     
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    Smaller vessels using naval gun as main armament rather than missiles. Usually deployed as patrol boats near to shore line, delta area and rivers.

    For offensive purposes you will see similar weight category vessels being fitted with AShM and called MISSILE BOATS!
     
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    What Stealth features can be deployed on small tug boats..
     
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    Plz relay them to get 4 Type 052Ds for Navy
     
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    We can probably expect something along the lines of the Larkana/Jurrat/Jalalat class gunboats in the sub-500 tons range.
    These above mentioned boats were built indigenously in the 90s and 00s and we can probably expect modern shipbuilding techniques and low-observability features to make their way to the new vessels.
    I may be wrong but it can be assumed that the PN has selected this route to fulfill it's requirements for equipping the TF-88 for the protection of Gwadar. Other FACs and higher end vessels may also be acquired but these locally built gunboats will provide a quantitative jump for patrolling and security duties.
     
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    Is the under construction missile craft another Azmat class?
     
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    Future of naval warfare is small totally stealth ships with long range missiles
     
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    I wonder ... are they building modified versions of the Polish MAB designs they got? @PAR 5
     
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