No PR499/2016-ISPR Dated: December 20, 2016
Islamabad - December 20, 2016:
Pakistan Navy undertakes Firepower demonstration in the North Arabian Sea. Live Weapon Firings are pinnacle of operational preparedness and a symbol of unflinching resolve to fulfill sacred responsibility of defence of nation entrusted to armed forces. In an impressive and striking demonstration, the frontline combat unit of Pakistan Navy undertook Live Missile Firing in the North Arabian Sea today.
Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Chief of the Naval Staff witnessed the Live Missile Firing onboard ship. Surface to Surface Anti-ship Missile was launched from Sword Class frigate PNS ASLAT. Missile successfully destroyed its intended target with pinpoint accuracy reaffirming weapon’s lethality and offensive punch of Pakistan Navy’s Fleet.
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah expressed his complete satisfaction on the operational readiness of Pakistan Navy Fleet. The Naval Chief stated that Live Missile Firing reaffirms credibility of deterrence at sea and reassures Pakistan Navy’s commitment to safeguard our maritime frontiers against all threats.
The successful conduct of missile firing by Pakistan Navy is reflective of high state of readiness and professionalism. It also demonstrates the efficacy and lethality of modern weapon systems operated by Pakistan Navy.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS 0400Z TO 0900Z DAILY
20 AND 21 DEC IN AREA BOUND BY
25-00N 063-30E, 25-00N 066-10E,
23-30N 066-50E, 23-30N 063-40E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 211000Z DEC 16.//
Authority: NAVAREA IX 429/16 161500Z DEC 16.
Date: 161504Z DEC 16
Cancel: 21100000 Dec 16