Damen launches first of two corvettes for Pakistan

The first of two new 2,000-tonne corvettes destined for the Pakistan Navy was launched at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania on Friday, May 17.

The yet unnamed vessel is expected to enter fleet service by the end of this year while its sister is scheduled for delivery in mid-2020.

The corvettes’ design is based on that of Damen’s 90-metre offshore patrol vessel (OPV) which also features a helicopter deck with hangar.

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