Pakistan Navy’s newly commissioned frigate PNS Alamgir (F 260) has reached Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Commanding officer of Pakistan Navy ship, Capt. Naveed Ashrafmet with the Khalid Al-Hamdan, commander Western fleet of the Saudi Navy and a function was held on board the PNS Alamgir by the crew in honor of the Saudi Officials including Saudi naval officer and diplomats.

PNS Alamgir (F 260) is a Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate which is acquired from the United States Navy. USN retired the USS McInerney (Now renamed PNS Alamgir by the Pakistan Navy)on 31 August at Naval Station Mayport, Florida.

Before reaching the Saudi Naval base in Jeddah ship has already made pot calls to the Turkish Naval Base 'Golcuk , Bermuda (UK), Azores (Portugal), Cadiz (Spain). After its departure from the Saudi Naval Base in Jeddah and its next stop will be in Salalah (Oman) and it will reach Pakistan on 13 May 2011.

PNS Alamgir (F 260) will be used to boost the Pakistani efforts to counter terrorists at sea with international cooperation. PNS Alamgir is a 4,100-ton warship and Pakistan Navy is looking to get another seven surplus warships of Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates from US Navy.

Due to the removal of the Mk 13 launchers, PN has opted for fixed RGM-84 Harpoon missile launchers to enhance warships surface attack capabilities and ship will require extensive upgrades if Pakistan Navy is looking for any anti air capabilities.

PNS Alamgir is 445 feet long and displaces 4100 tons. Warship can attain and sustain speeds of over 30 knots and is capable of performing Anti-Surface and Anti-submarine Warfare. It is equipped with the 76mm automatic gun for use against both air and surface targets. PNS Alamgir can carry 2 helicopters for Anti-submarine and Anti-surface Warfare.

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  1. why pakistan is getting old ships of american navy i think this is also some kick backs working, pakistan navy cheif is also known as crupt as our politician because mehran base attack was happened in his command he is culprit he should be resigne but bekoz corupt person so he will not resign.


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