Pakistan

KARACHI – Pakistan Navy on Wednesday demonstrated its ability to respond to any aggression by conducting a test fire of a cruise missile from its recently commissioned PNS Himmat in Arabian sea near Karachi.

The Fast Attack Craft (Missile) PNS HIMMAT, built at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Limited (KS&EW), was commissioned at Pakistan Navy Dockyard Karachi last year in July. PNS HIMMAT is a 63 meters long Fast Attack Craft fitted with state of the art weapons and sensor.

The naval craft fired indigenously developed Harbah Naval Cruise Missile, which is a Surface to Surface anti-ship missile with Land Attack capability. The missile accurately hit its target signifying the impressive capabilities of Harbah Naval Weapon System.

Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi witnessed the demonstration from PNS Alamgir. According to the Navy, this successful demonstration of weapon firing is a manifestation of the reliability of Pak Navy firepower.

Speaking on the occasion, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi expressed his satisfaction on the operational preparations of naval fleet.

On this occasion, Chief of the Naval Staff expressed his utmost satisfaction on the operational readiness of Pakistan Navy Fleet units and commended the efforts of all those involved in achieving this significant milestone successfully. He emphasised the need to capitalize on indigenous defence capabilities and reduce reliance on foreign countries.

The naval chief also reaffirmed the resolve of Pakistan Navy to ensure seaward defence of Pakistan and safeguard national maritime interests at all costs.

Admiral Abbasi also appreciated the efforts made by the engineers and researchers in making Harbah Naval Weapon System project a success.