Pakistan to build indigenous Fast Attack Craft

2 November 2011 (Last Updated November 2nd, 2011 04:35)

Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW) will construct a second indigenous Fast Attack Craft (FAC) for the Pakistan Navy, chief of staff Navy vice-admiral Tayyab Ali Dogar said.

Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW) will construct a second indigenous Fast Attack Craft (FAC) for the Pakistan Navy, chief of staff Navy vice-admiral Tayyab Ali Dogar said.

"We hope to complete the project of the 'Attack Craft' with missile carrier by April next year," Dogar added.

The Azmat Class FAC will be propelled by four diesel engines, cruise at a speed of 30 knots and will be equipped with advanced weapons and sensors.

The craft will be built in collaboration with the China Shipbuilding and Offshore Company (CSOC) under a contract signed for the construction of two modern missile craft.

The Pakistan Navy recently announced the first naval craft, which is currently being built in China and will be delivered in April 2012.