Pakistan's first PN Milgem Corvette F-280 Babur Launched
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Pakistani President Arif Alvi, Vice President Fuat Oktay attended to the ceremony which coincided the day after Pakistan's 14 August Independence Celebrations.
Two of the MİLGEM corvettes will be built at the Istanbul Shipyard Command and the other two at the Pakistan Karachi Shipyard. First two corvettes built at two shipyards will join the Pakistan Navy inventory in 2023. Remaining other two ships are planned to enter the inventory by 2024. According to the order in the project, the first and second ships will be built in Turkey, while the third and fourth ships will be built in Pakistan. According to the order of construction, the first and third ships will be built in Turkey, and the second and fourth ships will be built in Pakistan.
Compared to the Ada Class Corvettes in the Turkish Navy inventory, it is seen that the width of the ship remains same, but the Pakistan ship is approximately 10 meters longer, the displacement is 526 tons more, and the draft is 15 centimetres deeper.
Displacement: 2,926 tonnes
Length: 108.2 m
Beam: 14.8 m
Draft: 4.05 m
Max speed: 31 knots
Range: 3500 nautical miles
Endurance: 15 days at sea