News in Brief
The Pakistan Navy is set to boost its fleet with four Ada-class corvettes. The ships are produced by a consortium of Turkish defense contractors. The Ada-class has been developed for Turkey’s Milgem national warship development project with the aim to design and build locally a fleet of hi-tech stealth multipurpose corvettes and frigates that will replace older ships which are currently in service. At present no details regarding the corvette or the cost is available expect that two of the ships will be built at Turkey’s Istanbul Shipyard while the remaining two will be constructed in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi. It is understood that the fully-loaded displacement will be plus 2,032 tonnes with the usual armament of 76mm gun, torpedoes, anti-ship missiles and close-in weapon system.