Tariq-class destroyer

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PNS Babur
PNS Babur
Class overview
Name: Tariq
Operators:  Pakistan Navy
Built: 1969–1975
In commission: 1993–
Active: 5
Retired: 1[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Type 21 frigate
Displacement: 3,700 long tons (3,759 t) full load
Length: 384 ft (117 m) o/a
Beam: 41 ft 7 in (12.67 m)
Draft: 19 ft 6 in (5.94 m)
Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph)
  • 4,000 nmi (7,400 km) at 17 kn (31 km/h)
  • 1,200 nmi (2,200 km) at 30 kn (56 km/h)
Complement: 13 Officers, 200 Sailors
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
TKWA/MASS (Multi Ammunition Softkill System)
Aircraft carried: 1 × Lynx HAS.3 helicopter
Aviation facilities: Landing deck and hangar

The Tariq-class destroyers are ex-Royal Navy Type 21 frigates acquired by the Pakistan Navy from the United Kingdom in 1993-94. Although the Royal Navy classified these ships as frigates, they are classed as destroyers by the Pakistan Navy.[2]

They were bought in order to replace the Garcia and Brooke-class frigates which, due to the Pressler Amendment, Pakistan had to return to the United States at the end of their five-year lease.

The Pakistanis have tested a Camcopter S-100 helicopter Unmanned aerial vehicles from a Type 21 helideck.[3]


  • Babur (ex-Amazon) Commissioned for RN into 1974 transferred to PN in 1993.
  • Shah Jahan (ex-Active) Commissioned into RN in 1977; transferred to PN in 1994.
  • Tariq (ex-Ambuscade) Commissioned into RN in 1975; transferred to PN in 1993.
  • Khaibar (ex-Arrow) Commissioned into RN in 1976; transferred to PN in 1994.
  • Badr (ex-Alacrity) Commissioned into RN in 1977; transferred to PN in 1994; has been decommissioned.[1]
  • Tippu Sultan (ex-Avenger) Commissioned for RN in 1975 transferred to PN in 1994.


  1. ^ a b Ansari, Usman (19 May 2014). "Reports: Increase in Pakistan Defense and Nuclear Budgets Likely". Defense News. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
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  3. ^ Camcopter S-100 – Continued Success In Shipboard Trials (PDF), Schiebel Elektronische Geraete GmbH, 14 April 2008