KARACHI: Pakistan Navy undertook live weapon firing in the Arabian Sea on Saturday, according to a statement by a Navy spokesperson.
Pakistan Navy Helicopter Sea King launched air-to-surface anti-ship missile, which successfully hit the intended target with pinpoint accuracy, reaffirming the weapon’s lethality and offensive punch of the Pakistan Navy fleet, the statement said.
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah witnessed the event and praised the combat readiness of the fleet. “The successful firing by [Pakistan Navy] Helicopter Sea King is reflective of high state of readiness and professionalism of Pakistan Navy fleet,” he said, as he visited various fleet units at sea and witnessed ongoing exercises.
Admiral Zakaullah also expressed his complete satisfaction at the combat readiness of Pakistan Navy fleet and commended the efforts put in by all involved.
The Naval Chief further appreciated professionalism and high morale of the personnel, and reaffirmed the resolve of Pakistan Navy to ensure the country’s seaward defence and safeguard maritime interests at all costs.