New OPVs for Pakistan Navy
The tension between Pakistan and India in the region is getting tighter. Thus, Pakistan Navy wants to protect Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) and fishery areas and keep strategic trade routes open. Pakistan wants to strengthen its maritime capability with new vessels according to the Indian naval investment steps. Islamabad would like to establish a strong enough force to counter any aggression in the Indian Ocean and critical ports, which are vital for mercantile trade. OPVs provide a suitable solution to Pakistani requirements due to their adaptivity, electronic suite and EW capability, weapon infrastructure, defence systems and long deployment periods.