ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has signed a contract with Turkey for acquisition of four MILGEM Class ships.
The agreement was signed at Ministry of Defence Production in Islamabad.
According to spokesman for Pakistan Navy, the ships will be equipped with modern stealth features, state of the art 5th generation weapons and sensors including indigenously developed missile system.
The contract includes complete transfer of technology and the transfer of intellectual proprietary rights for the design of these ships to Pakistan.
The first two ships will be built at Istanbul Naval Shipyard while the other two will be constructed at Karachi shipyard and Engineering Works.
The acquisition of these modern ships will enhance manifold the capabilities of Pakistan’s naval forces which are an ardent guarantor of maritime security and stability across the region and beyond.