ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Air Force on Friday conducted a command level operation exercise with participation of all operational bases across three regional commands.
The PAF aircraft participated in the massive concurrent exercise to practice short notice offensive employment concept involving fighter aircraft, force-multipliers and special-forces.
The concept validates the PAF’s options for offensive employment of its various capabilities.
On Nov 27, the launching ceremony of first indigenously designed ship Fast Attack Craft (Missile)-4 for Pakistan Navy was held at Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KS&EW).
Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal was the chief guest on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Zubaida Jalal said her ministry was striving for establishment of new shipyards for economic development of the country.
The ship is missile craft which will be equipped with multi mission and latest anti-ship missiles and sensors.
FAC (M) – 4 is a state of the art, multi mission vessel having length of 63 m and displacement of over 560 tons. It is propelled by four shafts and has speed of 30 knots. The vessel has been indigenously designed by Maritime Technologies Complex (MTC).
According to a spokesperson of Pakistan Navy, Managing Director Shipyard Rear Admiral Ather Saleem highlighted the project of ship manufacturing and termed it a milestone towards self-reliance at the country level.