The meeting and integration of quite a few parts of the Babur-class corvette PN Babur (F-280) at Istanbul Naval Shipyard have been accomplished. The Babur-class corvette, also referred to as the PN MILGEM class, is a category of 4 heavy corvettes underneath development for the Pakistan Navy. This class is a subclass of the Turkish MILGEM undertaking. The corvette class is heavier and bigger than the Turkish Ada-class corvette and can be geared up with VLS. Below the contract, two ships had been to be constructed at Istanbul Naval Shipyard and different two at Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works. The contract for 4 MILGEM Class Corvettes for Pakistan Navy was signed in 2018.

The corvettes characteristic one OTO Melara 76 mm naval gun, one Aselsan GOKDENIZ 35 mm close-in weapon system and two Aselsan STOP 25 mm distant weapon stations. The corvettes characteristic two triple-cell launchers for six anti-ship missiles, it’s believed that they could really be the Harbah anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCM) at the moment in service with the Pakistan Navy. As for its anti-air warfare (AAW) capabilities, the corvettes characteristic a 12-cell GWS-26 vertical launching system (VLS) configuration. As for its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities, the corvettes characteristic two 3-cell Mark 32 324 mm light-weight torpedo tubes.


The PN MILGEM class is supplied with the SMART-S Mk2 passive electronically scanned array (PESA) radar, license manufactured by Aselsan. The SMART-S Mk2 is a three-dimensional, multi-beam, long-range suraface/aerial surveillance radar, that includes an azimuth of 360o, with the potential to trace each aerial and floor targets – at ranges of roughly 250 km (160 mi) and 80 km (50 mi), respectively. The corvettes characteristic the Meteksan YAKAMOS sonar system, as its major sonar suite. The YAKAMOS is a hull-mounted anti-submarine/obstacle-avoidance sonar, able to detecting sub-surface targets inside an azimuth of 360o azimuth over a variety of 230 km (140 mi).