Four MILGEM Corvette Ship Projects exported to Pakistan under the main contractor of ASFAT, affiliated to the Ministry of National Defence, are continuing as planned. For the third of the MİLGEM corvettes, a keel-laying ceremony was held at the Karachi Shipyard.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of National Defence Hulusi Akar stated that Turkish defence industry companies are frequently mentioned in the international market and that 7 Turkish companies are among the top 100 leading defence organizations in the world, “Sharing the experience of our defence industry from design to production with our Pakistani brothers, “It will be a big and important achievement.”
Stating that domestic and national defence industry products provide the Turkish Armed Forces with superior mobility, Minister Akar expressed his assessment that the latest technology MİLGEM ships will also add strength to the strength of the Pakistani Armed Forces.
Stating that such a large project, despite all the negative effects of the coronavirus epidemic, it is important to carry out the “lowest cost”, “highest quality” and “shortest time” principles in terms of joint project management capability, work discipline and determination, “I wish our ships to be auspicious once again to the friendly and brotherly people of Pakistan, the Pakistan Armed Forces, and further strengthen the friendship ties between the two countries,” he said. Minister Akar made his words to Pakistani sailors “Your seas are calm, your bow is clear; good luck on your way, “he completed with expressions.
At the end of the speeches, the ship was put on the shipyard slipway after Ministers Akar and Khan pressed the button. Deputy Minister of National Defence Muhsin Dere and ASFAT General Manager Esad Akgün also attended the ceremony.