Pakistan Navy counts down to launch Babur

Pakistan Navy counts down to launch Babur
Pakistan Navy counts down to launch Babur into the sea

Pakistan Navy and Defence Ministry corporation Asfat plans to launch the first PN Milgem Babur on August 15, in Istanbul.


Asfat signed the procurement agreement with Pakistan Navy in September 2018. PN MİLGEM corvettes will become a part of the Pakistan Navy inventory. This agreement is the highest figure ever signed by the Turkish defence industry at a time.
PN MILGEM Program is consisting of four ships while two ships will be built in Istanbul Shipyard Command and the remaining two ships will be built in Karachi Shipyard. The program started on 11 March 2019. Four ships are planned to be delivered in August 2023, February 2024, August 2024 and February 2025, respectively.
The total length of the ship is 108.8 meters and its maximum width is 14.8 meters. Thanks to a displacement of 2,400 tons and a draft of 4.1 meters, it can speed 26 knots per hour with two diesel engines and a gas turbine.