Director General of Projects at Pakistan Air Force Major General Muhammad Sarfraz visited, today, Turkish defense contractor "ASFAT" in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
In July 2018, the Pakistan Navy signed a contract with ASFAT for the acquisition of four MILGEM-class ships. According to the plan, two corvettes will be built in Turkey and the next two will be built in Pakistan, which also involves technology transfer.
ASFAT, has an office in Pakistan, and it is working on many other defense projects with the country.
Pakistan air force cooperation with Turkish defense industry
It is also worth mentioning, that back in 2018 Pakistan agreed to buy 30 T129 ATAK choppers built by Turkish Aerospace Industry (TAI), powered by engines made by LHTEC, a joint venture of British Rolls Royce and Honeywell, a U.S. company.
Earlier this month, reports emerged claiming that Pakistan had canceled the helicopter deal with Turkey, but allegations were denied by the media wing of the Pakistan Army while stating that the speculations are "baseless".
ASFAT Inc., or known as Military Factory and Shipyard Management Inc., is a state-owned entity, and it was established on 12 January 2018 under the Ministry of Turkish National Defence.
ASFAT Inc. utilizes over 30 years of experience in manufacturing, modernization, repair, maintenance and sustainment of 27 military factories and 3 naval shipyards with the qualified and expert labor force.