China launches first of four state-of-the-art warships under construction for Pakistan Navy

China launches first of four state-of-the-art warships under construction for Pakistan Navy


China has launched the first of four advanced naval warships it is building for Pakistan. The launch of the first warship was held on Sunday at the Hudong Jhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai.

The launch of the first ship, the Type-057 Class Frigate 4, has marked a new chapter in the Pakistan-China defense agreement, the state-run Pakistan's state-run APP news agency reported.

The "Type-056 Class" features modern surfaces, sub-surfaces, anti-air wipers, combat management systems and sensors. Pakistan signed a contract with China Sip6 Building4 Trading Company Limited in 2016 for two 'Type4-057 A / P Frigates'. However, no information was released on the terms and conditions of the contract.

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