Pakistan Navy commissions PNS Moawin
- October 16, 2018
The Pakistan Navy commissioned fleet tanker named PNS Moawin during a ceremony held at Pakistan Navy Dockyard in Karachi.
“The tanker not only adds reach and flexibility to the Pakistan Navy fleet but also strengthens our maritime defense. As a beacon of Pakistan – Turkey friendship, it heralds a new era of large warship construction to meet our future defense needs,” the navy said in an announcement.
The commissioning of PNS Moawin is the latest highlight of the bilateral defense cooperation which will see Pakistan acquire Milgem corvettes from Turkey and have its submarines modernized by Turkish companies. On the other hand, Pakistan will be delivering its Super Mushshak training planes built by Pakistan Aeronautical Complex – Kamra. The Mushshak aircraft will replace the T-41 and SF-260 planes currently used by Turkey.
PNS Moawin designed by Turkey’s STM and was built by Pakistan’s Karachi Shipyard. The tanker, 158-meter, has a displacement tonnage of 16,400 tons and can speed up to 20 knots per hour (around 37 kilometers or 23 miles per hour).