- The Pakistan Navy has contracted the development of 4 Kind 054A/P frigates from China
- The event coincides with the completion of 70 years of Pakistan-China diplomatic relations
- In response to a Chinese language navy professional, the Kind 054A frigate has world-class stealth functionality.
BEIJING: China launched the second Kind 054A/P frigate for Pakistan on Friday in Shanghai which can considerably improve Pakistan’s maritime protection and deterrence capabilities, based on a International Occasions report revealed Friday.
The launch of the second Kind 054A/P frigate was held at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai.
The event coincides with the completion of 70 years of Pakistan-China diplomatic relations constructed upon historic bonds of friendship and mutual belief, reads an announcement the Pakistan Navy despatched to the International Occasions on the identical day.
The Pakistan Navy has contracted the development of 4 Kind 054A/P frigates from China since 2017, and the primary ship was launched in August 2020, the newspaper mentioned.
All of the ships are being delivered as per the deliberate schedule, the Pakistan Navy assertion mentioned.
These will likely be a few of the most technologically superior platforms of the Pakistan Navy Floor Fleet, geared up with fashionable floor, subsurface and anti-air weapons, sensors and fight administration techniques, Admiral M Amjad Khan Niazi, Chief of the Naval Employees of the Pakistan Navy, instructed the International Occasions in a current unique interview.
“These ships will boost [the] potency of our fleet and significantly contribute in maintaining peace and security in the region,” he mentioned.
Zhang Junshe, a senior analysis fellow on the PLA Naval Army Research Analysis Institute, instructed the International Occasions in a earlier interview that the Kind 054A, on which the Kind 054A/P is predicated, is China’s most superior frigate.
In contrast with earlier Chinese language frigates, the brand new model has higher air protection functionality, as it’s geared up with an improved radar system and a bigger quantity of missiles with an extended vary, Zhang mentioned, noting that the Kind 054A frigate additionally has world-class stealth functionality.