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China Delivers Final Type 054 A/P Frigates To PN

China Delivers Final Type 054 A/P Frigates To PN

Pakistan Navy (PN) received two newly built Type 054 A/P Frigates from Chinese Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard: PNS TIPPU SULTAN and PNS SHAHJAHAN.

In 2018, Pakistan and China signed a contract for the Pakistan Navy for four multi-role frigates (Type 054-A/P). In 2022, the first and second ships, PNS TUGHRIL and PNS TAIMUR, were commissioned to the PN fleet. 

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The Pakistan Navy is building new naval units, and one of the primary design considerations has been the potential to engage in several naval operations simultaneously.

The frigates feature surface-to-surface, ground attack, surface-to-air, underwater armament, and considerable surveillance capability. These ships will serve as a deterrent and a means of averting threats in our region and contribute to safeguarding Sea Lines of Communications (SLOCS).