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Pakistan receives final Azmat missile boat

5th April 2022 - 01:31 GMT | by Gordon Arthur, Arslan Khan in Christchurch & Islamabad


PNS Haibat has a series of modifications compared to the three preceding sister ships in the class. It features Harbah anti-ship missiles. (PN)

Pakistan modified its fourth Azmat-class missile boat when it was built in Karachi. A series of smaller but similar gunboats is also on the cards.

The Pakistan Navy (PN) commissioned its fourth and final Azmat-class missile fast attack craft on 31 March.

This vessel, PNS Haibat (pennant number ‘1028’), was built by the Karachi Shipbuilding & Engineering Works (KSEW). The 63m-long fast attack craft was launched on 27 November 2019, following the laying of its keel in March 2017.

Adm Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, Chief of the PN’s Naval Staff, attended the commissioning ceremony in Karachi, at which a third 16t bollard pull tug PNT Goga was also commissioned.

The Inter-Services Public Relations stated: ‘PNS Haibat is the first project designed by Maritime Technologies

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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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Arslan Khan

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