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  • Pakistan Navy buying vessels for special operations from US company

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan Navy has placed an order for two 75m Swift Corvettes from a US-based shipbuilding company, Swiftships, said the company’s Chief Executive Officer Shehraze Shah...

    In an interview with a defence and security magazine Mönch, Mr Shah said that the Pakistan Navy had also purchased Swiftships’ 11m Special Operation Craft Riverine, which was deployed for counterinsurgency and drug-interdiction missions...

  • Pakistan Navy takes over command of multi-national maritime security force from France

    Pakistan Navy has been handed over the command of the multi-national naval maritime security and counter-terrorism coalition named Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) by the French Navy, read a statement issued by the navy's media wing...

    ""The area of operation of CTF-150 spans over two million square miles, covering the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman," the navy's media wing said...

  • Pakistan Navy conducts relief operations in flood-battered Sri Lanka

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy continued its humanitarian assistance and relief operations in Sri Lanka from its ship Zulfiquar which has been deployed there for the purpose...

    According to a message received here on Thursday, Pakistan Navy’s relief team set up three medical camps on May 31 across the severely affected districts of Horana, Malwana and Raxapana...

  • Pakistan Navy receives seven Sea King helicopters from UK

    The Pakistan Navy has received the seven surplus Westland Sea King multi-role helicopters it had ordered from the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016, IHS Jane's Defence Weekly reported Wednesday...

    The magazine, which reports on intelligence on global military and commercial defence activity, quoting the High Commission of Pakistan in London, said the platforms for the helicopters were officially handed over in a ceremony in London on May...

  • US Navy orders nine AH-1Z Viper Attack Helicopters for Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: The United States (US) Navy awarded a $170 million contract for the manufacture of nine AH-1Z Viper Attack Helicopters to Bell Helicopter, the US Department of Defense said in a statement on Monday...

    The combat helicopters will be manufactured and delivered to Pakistan under the Foreign Military Sales Program, the statement said...

  • Pakistan Navy ship due in Sri Lanka today on 4-day visit

    ISLAMABAD: In a display of strong political, diplomatic, economic, cultural and defence ties between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Pakistan Naval ship PNS Shamsheer will arrive at the Colombo Port on Monday for a four-day goodwill visit...

    Also read: Navy test fires anti-ship guided missiles with pinpoint accuracyThe first ship of the class inducted into the Pakistan Navy was HMPS SHAMSHEER (F-252) which was inherited at the time of...

  • Pakistan Navy inducts coastal anti-ship 'Zarb' missile after successful test

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy test fired the "Zarb" surface to sea missile aimed at consolidating its defence capability to thwart any possible aggression by adversaries from the Arabian sea...

    "The missile was fired from a strategic point located at a coastal area which successfully hit its target in the Arabian sea," a spokesman for the Pakistan Navy Commodore Nadeem Bokhari said in a statement issued from naval headquarters in...

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