In accordance with the needs of the Pakistani Navy, an agreement was signed between Turkey and Islamabad for the supply of four MİLGEM- class vessels. Under the contract, it was decided that two of the platforms would be built at Istanbul Shipyard Command and the remaining two ships in Karachi.
The keel laying ceremony of the first MİLGEM type corvette for Pakistan Navy was held on June 4 at Istanbul Shipyard Command.
Pakistani media reported that these vessels would contribute significantly to the protection of peace, stability and balance of power in the Indian Ocean region.
The platforms, which are approximately 15 meters wide and 100 meters long, have a displacement of 2,400 tons. The first two of the corvettes, which can reach 29 knots / hour, are planned to be delivered in 2023.