China has reportedly delivered its largest and most advanced warship to Pakistan.
The type 054A/P “Made-in-China” frigate was named the PNS Tughril after being commissioned into Pakistan Navy.
Designed and built by China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited (CSSC), the frigate was delivered to the Pakistan Navy in a commissioning ceremony in Shanghai, Global Times reported.
Being equipped with state-of-the-art combat management and an electronic warfare system along with modern self-defence capabilities, the Type 054A/P frigate can simultaneously execute a number of naval warfare missions in a highly intense multi-threat environment, the Pakistan Navy was stated as saying by the Chinese state media.
The frigate is the largest and most advanced warship China has ever exported, CSSC said.
Compared to previous Chinese frigates, the new ship has better air defence capability, as it is equipped with an improved radar system and a larger number of missiles with a longer range.