After the independence, Pakistan Navy has come a long way from a small flotilla of ships to a complete fleet acquiring vessels of different variety from East and West. Pakistan Navy now consists of fully modernized ships with state of the art equipment and weapon system, latest conventional submarines, state of art MCMVs and indigenously built missile boats, fast patrol crafts and midgets submarines.
PN Dockyard is fully geared-up to meet the maintenance needs of the Pakistani Fleet. Continued modernization of dockyard workshops to keep pace with the change of technology and induction of system of PN platforms has been the strength of PN planners.
KS&EW established in mid fifties is the only Heavy Engineering Industry of the country that is catering for Shipbuilding, Ship repair and heavy engineering requirement in south of Pakistan. It is the first Public Sector Organization who achieved ISO 9000 certification in 1996 and now certified in ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 & OHSAS 18001:2007 accredited from UKAS through Lloyd’s Register. KS&EW as an autonomous commercial organization under Ministry of Defense Production, Govt of Pakistan has played a historical role in transferring of technologies and broadening the industrial base of the country. With the recent upgrading of the infrastructure / facilities and having over 2000 trained and efficient workforce, KS&EW today is fully capable to meet the future challenges of the shipbuilding and other heavy industries in Pakistan. In early eighties PN Dockyard also undertook limited construction of small to medium size ships. Indigenous construction of modern OPVs, Missile Boats, state of the art MCMVs and above all Agosta 90B submarine has put PN on the road of self – reliance. Retrofitting of modern ships and submarines at PN Dockyard is providing cost effective maintenance to the fleet units. Frigate is a multi mission ship and equiped with the state of the art weapons and senses.
Being a four – dimension service, PN also maintains a strong air arm. PNS Mehran has maintenance facilities for maritime patrol aircrafts and helicopters including training simulator available for use by friendly countries.
- Global Industrial & Defence Solution (GIDS), Chaklala, Rawalpindi
- Marine Systems (Pvt) Ltd (MSL)
- Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KS&EW), Karachi
- Pakistan Navy Dockyard, Karachi