China launches 2nd type 054A/P frigate for Pakistan Navy

China has launched the second Type 054A/P frigate for Pakistan Navy at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai. As per the details, Pakistan Navy Chief Naval Overseer spoke at the launching ceremony. He said that the induction of Type 054A/P warships will significantly enhance Pakistan’s maritime defense and deterrence capabilities. It is pertinent to mention that Pakistan Navy has contracted the construction of four Type 054A/P frigates from China since 2017. The first ship was launched in August 2020. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi has talked about this in a recent interview with the Chinese daily, The Global Times. He said that these frigates will be some of the most technologically advanced platforms of the Pakistan Navy’s Surface Fleet. He said these ships will be equipped with modern surface, sub-surface and anti-air weapons, sensors, and combat management systems and significantly contribute to maintaining peace and security in the region.

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