Second Pakistan Navy Corvette PNS Tabuk to be mission ready in 2021

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Read: 669     17:29     28 May 2020    

Damen Shipyards Group launched the lead ship for tests in May 2019, and the second ship in September 2019. The PN commissioned the first ship, PNS Yarmook (F-271), in February 2020. It was supposed to take delivery of the second ship, PNS Tabuk, in May 2020. However, the PN opted to fit the ships with their own weapons and subsystems in Pakistan, so the corvettes may not be fully mission-ready before 2021, at the earliest.


For the record, Damen Shipyards Group signed the contract with the Ministry of Defence Production for 2 multipurpose Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) for the Pakistan Navy on 30th June 2017, following a tender process.

The OPVs are named after the Battles of Yarmouk and Tabuk which were the major battles in the early period of Islam. Damen constructed the PNS YARMOOK at its yard in Galati. The yard has built nearly 40 vessels for the defence and security segment.

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Second Pakistan Navy Corvette PNS Tabuk to be mission ready in 2021

2020/05/1590673444.jpg
Read: 670     17:29     28 May 2020    

Damen Shipyards Group launched the lead ship for tests in May 2019, and the second ship in September 2019. The PN commissioned the first ship, PNS Yarmook (F-271), in February 2020. It was supposed to take delivery of the second ship, PNS Tabuk, in May 2020. However, the PN opted to fit the ships with their own weapons and subsystems in Pakistan, so the corvettes may not be fully mission-ready before 2021, at the earliest.


For the record, Damen Shipyards Group signed the contract with the Ministry of Defence Production for 2 multipurpose Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) for the Pakistan Navy on 30th June 2017, following a tender process.

The OPVs are named after the Battles of Yarmouk and Tabuk which were the major battles in the early period of Islam. Damen constructed the PNS YARMOOK at its yard in Galati. The yard has built nearly 40 vessels for the defence and security segment.

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