Pakistan may acquire ‘retired’ Type 42 Batch destroyers from UK

May 28th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 28 (ANI): Pakistan may acquire three Type 42 Batch 3 destroyers from Britain after they are retired from the Royal Navy (RN).

Pakistan is also in discussion with the United States to acquire FFG 7 frigates.

The Pakistan Navy’s frigate force currently includes six ex-RN Type 21s which constitute the 25th Destroyer Squadron.

With almost all warships over 30 years of age, the Pakistan Navy is looking to build its force largely with second hand ships acquired from different countries, The Nation reports.

Pakistan has also ordered four F22P frigates from China, the first among which, Zulfiquar, would be commissioned later this year. (ANI)

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