Pakistan Navy inducts Romanian-made naval ship Yarmook in fleet

Ship is capable to perform variety of maritime operations, says Pakistan Navy's media wing

News Desk February 15, 2020
Vice Chief of Naval Staff Muhammad Fayyaz Gilani in Group photo with Pakistan Navy Officials onboard PNS YARMOOK during commissioning ceremony of Pakistan Navy Ship YARMOOK. PHOTO: APP

Yarmook, a Romanian made state-of-the-art 2300-tonne Corvette Pakistan Naval Ship (PNS), has been inducted in the country's naval fleet.

The commissioning ceremony of the modern naval ship was held at Constanta Port in Romania, according to a statement issued by Pakistan Navy on Saturday.

Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Muhammad Fayyaz Gilani was the chief guest at the commissioning ceremony.

Speaking at the occasion, Gilani underscored the importance of corvettes in the maritime domain and said that induction of these platforms would act as force multipliers in enhancing navy's capability of safeguarding maritime interests.

He also lauded professional competence of "M/s DAMEN Shipyards" and cooperation in delivering high quality platforms in record time.

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PNS Yarmook is a latest electronic warfare, anti-ship and anti-air warfare platform with cutting edge self-protection and terminal defence systems, the statement said.

"The ship is capable to perform 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 was expected to join Pakistan Navy fleet by 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 and Galati and officials of Ministry of Defense Production, Pakistan," read the official communique.

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