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Pakistan Navy proceeds with gunboat construction

8th February 2023 - 22:39 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The Pakistan Navy will receive 20 gunboats, built with assistance from Swiftships in the US. (Photo: Swiftships)

Pakistan is working on two classes of patrol boat - one in conjunction with Swiftships in the US, and one with Techno Marine of Poland.

Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KSEW) held a keel-laying ceremony for a new class of Pakistan Navy (PN) gunboats on 27 January.

Construction of the class is being performed with technical assistance from American shipbuilder Swiftships.

Swiftships revealed in a press release that, in March 2021, it had been awarded a contract for ‘co-production services for the design and in-country construction of 38.8m gunboats for the Pakistan Navy’.

The first steel cutting for these boats occurred on 6 October 2022. The PN is seeking 20 vessels; the first one should be delivered in January 2024.

Weaponry will include an Aselsan

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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