ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy is in the process of acquiring Oliver Hazard Perry Class Ships from USA, a press release said on Tuesday.
First of these ships (USS McINERNEY (FFG-8) will be handed over to Pakistan Navy on 31 August 2010 at Naval Station Mayport USA.
The ship will be named PNS ALAMGIR (F-260). This will be third ship in Pakistan Navy to bear this name. Ambassador of Pakistan to USA H.E Husain Haqqani will be chief guest on the occasion, says a press release received here today from Washington DC.
Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigates are being operated by many navies in the world to undertake a number of maritime operations at sea.
These ships are most suited for conducting Maritime Security Operations, which have become the prime concern of the nations. PNS ALAMGIR will augment Maritime Security Operations in the Arabian and the adjoining seas.
It will also provide strength to the Pakistan Navy Surface Fleet.
Crew of the ship has already arrived in USA and is being trained at Naval Station Mayport. Captain Naveed Ashraf T.Bt TI(M) will be the first Commanding Officer of PNS ALAMGIR (F-260).