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Milgem-Class Corvettes: Pakistan Navy

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Pakistan Navy signed an arms deal with Turkish Firm, “ASFAT“, for the procurement and joint manufacturing of Milgem-Class corvettes in 2018. According to that agreement, first two vessels will be manufactured at Turkey while remaining two will be at Karachi Shipyard, Pakistan. In this way, this deal involves complete ToT (Transfer of Technology). 

Armaments Package of Milgem-class Corvettes

These ships will be armed with state of the art weapons systems and sensors. These ships will be equipped with 2 triple cells for surface to surface missiles. Still ASFAT or Pakistan Navy don’t revealed the type of missiles on Milgem class. According to sources, Pakistan Navy is looking to equip these ships with home-made Harbah Anti-ship missiles or chinese origin C-802 missiles. 

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For Air Defense, these ships will be armed with CAMM-ER (Common Anti-Air Modular Missile – Extensive Range) which has a range of 50 to 70 against a wide range of aerial threats such as aircrafts, UAVs and Missiles. For point air defense, Milgem-class boats will be armed with Turkish Aselsan built Gökdeniz close-in weapon system.

Presently, Pakistan Navy is undergoing a swift process of modernization. Under that modernization project, Pakistan Navy is inducting state of the art frigates, corvettes, submarines, maritime aircrafts and helicopters. 

Milgem-class corvettes will be powered by LM2500 engine, manufactured by american company GM Marine. Milgem class corvette will be equipped with YAKAMOS hull mounted Somar System. This System is used to the detection and tracking of under-water threats such as submarines and torpedoes. This system is produced by a Turkish firm “Meteksan”.

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For point air defense, Milgem-class boats will be armed with Turkish Aselsan built Gökdeniz close-in weapon system.

Main specifications: Pakistan’s Milgem-class Corvettes:

  • Displacement: 2,926 tonnes
  • Length: 108.2 m
  • Beam: 14.8 m
  • Draft: 4.05 m
  • Propulsion: CODAG
  • Max speed: 31 knots
  • Range: 3500 nautical miles
  • Endurance: 15 days at sea

Sensors & Radars

  • Systems:
  • G-MSYS (GENESIS MİLGEM Savaş Yönetim Sistemi) Combat Management System
  • Thales SMART-S Mk.2 search radar
  • STING EO Mk.2 fire control radar
  • Yakamos sonar
  • Communications:
  • SATCOM,
  • GPS,
  • ECDIS/WECDIS,
  • Link 11/16
  • Navigation:
  • Aselsan ARES-2N ESM System
  • Laser rage-finder systems
  • ASW jammers

About Post Author

Umair Aslam

Umair Aslam is a Founding Editor at Global Defense Insight. He has worked as a defence journalist reporting on military modernization programs, nuclear non-proliferation, arms control and the South Asian Arms race. He has been extensively quoted in international publications such as the ‘EurAsian Times’.
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Umair Aslam
Umair Aslam is a Founding Editor at Global Defense Insight. He has worked as a defence journalist reporting on military modernization programs, nuclear non-proliferation, arms control and the South Asian Arms race. He has been extensively quoted in international publications such as the ‘EurAsian Times’.

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