Pakistan held keel-laying ceremony of the 4th Milgem-class corvette


According to a tweet published by the Facebook account of the Pakistan Navy on November 5, 2021, the keel-laying ceremony of the 4th MILGEM Class Corvette was held at Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Future fourth Milgem-class corvette (Picture source: Twitter account of Turkish Naval Forces)


The MILGEM ships built for the Pakistani Navy are based on the Ada-class corvette but a modification requested by Pakistan includes the Aselsan GOKDENIZ Close-in weapon system.

The GOKDENIZ complex along with Aselsan ATOM 35mm airburst ammunition is an all-weather-capable Turkish 35 mm dual-barrel close-in weapon system (CIWS) developed by Aselsan. It is a CIWS variant of the KORKUT Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun.

Each GOKDENIZ platform carries a variant of Oerlikon 35 mm twin cannon, manufactured under license by MKEK. The CIWS system, sensors, and electronics are manufactured by Aselsan. The CIWS can fire up to 1100 rounds a minute up to an effective range of 4 km.

The Ada-class corvette has a length of 99.56 m, a beam of 14.4 m,a draft of 3.9, and a displacement of 2,400 tones. The ship is equipped with the GENESIS, a network-centric warfare management system developed by HAVELSAN, an Electronic Chart Precise Integrated Navigation System (ECPINS), Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS), a SMART-S Mk2 search radar, X-band radar, and fire control radar.

The Ada-class corvette is powered by a Combined diesel and gas (CODAG) propulsion system including 1 gas turbine, 2 diesel engines driving 2 shafts. The ship can reach a top speed of 30 knots (56 km/h) with a maximum cruising range of 3,500 nautical miles at 15 knots (28 km/h).

She has a crew of 93 sailors including aviation officers and can accommodate up to 106 people with 10 days of endurance in autonomous conditions.


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