Islamabad: The first Fast Attack Craft (FAC) equipped with missiles designated as PNS Azmat, built at China State Shipbuilding Company (CSOC), Xingang Shipyard has been handed over to Pakistan Navy officials on Monday, sources told.
With the induction of this technology in the fleet, the Pakistan Navy has become the first maritime force in the region that is equipped with stealth technology after its first Fast Attack Craft (FAC) equipped with eight C-802A/CSS-N-8 Saccade anti-ship missiles.
AZMAT Class Fast Attack Craft (Missile) has a crew of 12 to 14 sailors which is less than half that of similar FAC (M). Each FAC (M) will cost of around $50 million each. It is speculated to be a 500-600 ton, 60-meter Fast Attack Craft (Missile) which will be equipped with heavy missiles.