The Pakistani Navy will receive an Oliver Hazard Perry Class frigate and associated equipment under a $78m foreign military sale from the US.

The proposed sale includes refurbishment of the frigate USS Mcinerney (FFG-8) along with onboard spares, support equipment, engineering and logistics support services.

The abilities of the guided-missile frigate will be used by the Pakistani Navy to participate in US and coalition led counter-narcotics and counter-piracy operations and to secure Pakistan’s maritime border.

The prime contractor to renovate the ship has not yet been announced.