Pakistan boosts frigate fleet

Pakistani Navy had previously confirmed that four such ships had been ordered.

Chinese-made warship to double Pakistan Navy’s combat power

By Abhishek G Bhaya

China is building a “most advanced” warship for Pakistan Navy which could “double the combat power of its fleet”, China Daily reported on Wednesday citing one of the country’s largest state-owned defense contractors China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and other military sources.

The CSSC stated that the warship, currently being built at its Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai, is a version of the Chinese Navy’s most advanced guided missile frigate, without specifying its type. The firm added that the ship will be equipped with modern detection and weapon systems and will be capable of anti-ship, anti-submarine and air-defense operations.

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