PNS Tabuk, built in Romania, has been inducted into Pakistan Navy.
According to the Spokesperson for Pakistan Navy, the commissioning ceremony of PNS Tabuk was held in Romania.
PNS TABUK is a multipurpose and highly adaptive platform of medium size and tonnage. The ship is equipped with state of the art electronic warfare, anti-ship & anti-air weapons/ sensors along with modern self-protection and terminal defence systems. The ship is capable to perform a variety of maritime operations in a complex maritime environment and can embark multirole helicopter and an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) simultaneously.
The spokesperson said another ship of this type, Yarmook, has already been inducted into Pakistan Navy.
He said induction of PNS Tabuk into the fleet of Pakistan Navy will enhance the Pakistan Navy’s capabilities to defend maritime affairs.
While addressing the ceremony, Commanding Officer of PNS TABUK, stressed upon the significance of this project and laid emphasis on the additional set of capabilities added to the Pakistan Navy sphere of operations with the induction of these potent platforms. He further highlighted the impact of these platforms to ensure forward presence and perpetual readiness in the area of operations while being deployed on PN’s initiative of Regional Maritime Security Patrols in the Indian Ocean Region.
Chief Naval Overseer (Romania), Ship’s Crew and Senior Management of DAMEN Shipyards, Gorinchem and Galati were also present on this occasion.