Pakistan Navy Receives Locally-Built Fast Attack Missile Craft

Launching Ceremony of indigenously designed multi-mission capable Fast Attack Craft (Missile)/ FAC(M) - 4 being built for Pak Navy at KS&EW was held on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Chief Guest Federal Minister for Defence Production Mohtarma Zobaida Jalal applauded the national goal of indigenization & self-reliance.

Pakistan Navy Receives Locally Built Fast Attack Missile Craft 925 001 Fast Attack Craft (Missile-4) at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Limited (Picture source: Pakistan Navy)

Fast Attack Craft (Missile) is a state of the art, a multi-mission vessel with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure and equipped with indigenously developed weapons and sensors.

Speaking on the occasion, Federal Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal congratulated Pakistan Navy, MTC and KS&EW for the remarkable achievement towards the national goal of indigenisation and self-reliance. She said that KSEW is one of the few public sector industries which have made a remarkable turnaround in the last decade and transformed into a sustainable profit-generating entity of the Ministry of Defence Production (MoDP).

It has a length of 63 meters with a displacement of over 560 tons. The ship is propelled by four diesel and can attain a maximum speed of 30 knots. It has 4 propulsion shafts ad fixed pitch propellers and a range of 1000 nautical miles.

FAC(M)-4 relies on combined diesel-and-diesel (CODAD) for propulsion. In addition to ASCMs (configured in a dual triple-cell system), the FAC(M)-4 will be equipped with a 25 mm gun, close-in-weapons-system (CIWS), and various sensors, including a surface, search and tracking radar.

The ceremony was attended by a large number of high ranking officials and dignitaries from federal and provisional governments, Pakistan Navy and KS&EW.

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