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- Saturday, March 13, 2010 - From Print Edition




Pakistan Navy Fleet on Friday tested its fire power in the North Arabian Sea to assess the precision and efficacy of its weapons systems. Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Noman Bashir witnessed the event.


The testing included successful firing of a variety of missiles and torpedoes from PN ships, submarines and aircrafts. Commander Pakistan Fleet Vice Admiral Tanveer Faiz was overall in-charge of the firing serial, says an ISPR release.


The weapons tested included newly inducted weapons systems, such as anti-surface missile from F-22 P Frigate and air-to-surface missiles from P3C aircrafts. An important feature of the event was firing of subsurface-to-surface missiles from Agosta 90B submarines.


Chief of the Naval Staff expressed his complete satisfaction on the operation readiness of PN fleet and commended the officers and men for their commitment and professionalism.