July 15, 2017
Air defence being prioritised: Naval chief
KARACHI: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Zakaullah has said while performing the ground-breaking ceremony of the 21st Air Defence Battalion here that air defence is being prioritised by the Navy and all efforts are being made to modernise the equipment, a statement released by the Pakistan Navy stated on Friday.
The air defence unit will be based in Ormara and will be attached to Coastal Command. The unit was raised in 2005 to provide ground-based air defence to all Pakistan Navy and designated national infrastructure.
The battalion is equipped with the state-of the-art air defence guns surface-to-air missiles and air defence radars . The Commander Coast also highlighted the salient features of the project and said the development of dedicated infrastructure for the unit would lead to further efficiency and effectiveness to counter any challenge to our motherland from any potential aerial threat . The ground breaking ceremony was attended by senior naval officers personnel and civil dignitaries.