Pakistan begin construction of 4th milgem (Babur-class) corvette at Karachi Shipyard. An official ceremony was held at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW), in which Pakistan’s naval chief along with higher military official from Pakistan and Turkey participated.
According to Pakistan’s Navy press release, Construction of corvettes in Pakistan is aimed to provide impetus to local ship building industry and to further enhance KS&EW capabilities. These ships are being constructed as per modern naval ship class standards and will be equipped with state of the art weapons & sensors including surface to surface, surface to air missiles and anti-submarine weapons. The addition of these ships would significantly add to lethality and operational capability of Pakistan Navy.