Pakistan Navy has awarded a contract to Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW) to build stealth Gun Boats and Tugs.
The Gun Boat possessing stealth features, armor protection and capable of achieving high speed will be indigenously designed by Pakistan Navy, while its construction will be undertaken by KS&EW. Additionally, 02 x Tugs equipped with state-of-the-art machinery, adept to operate in rough weather and capable to conduct salvage operations will also be constructed.
Pakistan Navy official highlighted that projects are manifestation of indigenization and self-sufficiency in defence ship building. He also underlined that presently various vessels are under construction at KS&EW including MILGEM Corvette, Fast Attack Craft (Missile) and tugs for Pakistan Navy and Maritime Patrol Vessel for Pakistan Maritime Security Agency .