In an impressive demonstration of firepower and combat readiness, Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Air Force conducted long-range anti-ship cruise missile firing.
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi along with Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman witnessed the Live Weapon Firing onboard Pakistan Navy Ship NASR. The firing was conducted by JF-17 fighter aircraft and Pakistan Navy Ship SAIF which is a multi-mission F-22P frigate.
Upon arrival, Chief of the Air Staff was received by Chief of the Naval Staff onboard PNS NASR, a combat logistic support ship. Joint PN-PAF firings were conducted on the final day of Exercise RIBAT-18, which was focused on validating warfighting concepts under the evolving multi-faceted threats. The hallmark of the exercise was the successful firing of C-802 AK (Air to Surface Missile) by PAF JF-17 Thunder aircraft and C-802 (Surface to Surface Missile) by PNS SAIF.