Pakistan Navy Type 054 Frigate ‘PNS Taimur’ commissioned in China

PNS TAIMUR is the second ship of four Type 054 A/P Frigates built for Pakistan Navy

Pakistan Navy Ship PNS TAIMUR has been commissioned at Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard, China, on June 23.

PNS TAIMUR is the second ship of four Type 054 A/P Frigates constructed for the Pakistan Navy. The first 054 A/P Frigate PNS TUGHRIL joined the PN fleet in January this year while another two frigates of the same class are presently under construction in China.

PNS TAIMUR is a technologically advanced and highly capable sea asset having hi-tech weapons and sensors, the latest combat management and electronic warfare system to fight under a multi-threat environment, according to Pakistan Navy.

” These ships will provide a sustainable boost to the combat capability of Pakistan Navy and enable to meet emerging challenges in the domain of maritime security and regional peace.”

Speaking on the occasion, Head of Pakistan Navy Mission at China Commodore Rashid Mehmood Sheikh said that induction of state-of-the-art Type 054 A/P Frigates will significantly enhance Pakistan Navy capabilities in strengthening defence of sea frontiers.

Rashid Mehmood also praised the dedicated efforts by China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), China Shipbuilding Trading Company (CSTC), China Ship Development & Design Centre (CSDDC), HZ Shipyard and PLA (Navy) for the landmark achievement and timely delivery of the well-equipped and potent Frigate.

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