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  • 20 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    B.A.P. Pisco, the lead ship of the Peruvian Navy’s landing platform dock ships, has started sea trials, the Peruvian Navy announced April 19. Pisco got underway from the Peruvian state-owned shipyard SIMA (Servicios Industriales de la Marina S.A.) in Callao, where it was launched in April 2017, after starting construction in July 2013. Should all […]

  • 27 September 2017

    The Peruvian Navy decommissioned its long-time flagship B.A.P. Almirante Grau after 45 years of service during a ceremony on September 26. B.A.P. Almirante Grau was replaced as fleet flagship by B.A.P. Montero, a Carvajal-class frigate built by Servicio Industrial de la Marina (SIMA) and commissioned into the navy in 1984. On the occasion, B.A.P. Montero was renamed to B.A.P. […]

  • 28 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US-based shipbuilder Metal Shark Boats has received a contract to deliver two aluminium patrol boats for the Peruvian Navy. Peruvian Navy officials announced the order from aboard the polar oceanographic research vessel B.A.P. Carrasco. The two 15-meter patrol boats will be used for maritime surveillance, illegal fishing prevention and the protection of marine fauna. According […]

  • 8 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Peruvian Navy commissioned its first landing platform dock ship B.A.P. Pisco in a ceremony Callao on June 6. Pisco is the first of two ships in its class built by state-owned shipbuilder SIMA (Servicios Industriales de la Marina S.A.) for the Peruvian Navy. The LPD started trials shortly after its launch in April 2017. On May […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Peruvian naval shipyard SIMA has contracted German thyssenkrupp Marine Systems to modernize the Peruvian Navy HDW 209/1200 class submarines. Spanning a period of seven years, the contract is worth around €40 million (approx. $45.44M), the company said. The four submarines – named Angamos, Antofagasta, Pisagua and Chipana – were built in the early 1980s at the thyssenkrupp Marine […]

  • 15 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Peruvian Navy officially marked the beginning of construction works on its second Makassar-class landing platform dock (LPD) ‘Paita’ with a keel-laying ceremony on December 14. The ceremony took place at the SIMA shipyard in Calao and was led by Peruvian defense minister Jorge Nieto Montesinos. The future B.A.P. Paita is the second of overall two […]

  • 14 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Peruvian naval shipyard SIMA has started the modernization of the Peruvian Navy’s four Type 209/1200 submarines. The first boat to undergo the upgrades is the BAP Chipana which was recently lifted out of the water onto a dry dock for the maintenance. The Syncrolift system the company used for the procedure was delivered by Norwegian company TTS […]

  • 31 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Peruvian Navy, in collaboration with the Spanish Navy, has commissioned their new training ship Unión. The commissioning ceremony, attended by the Spanish Minister of Defense and the Chief of Naval Staff, took place January 27. As of July 2014, a Spanish Navy officer and a non-commissioned officer (NCO) were assigned to the Peruvian Navy as […]

  • 24 March 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Peruvian Navy commissioned its newest polar oceanographic research vessel, B.A.P. Carrasco during a ceremony on March 22. The 97 metre ‘BAP Carrasco’ was built at Construcciones Navales P. Freire shipyard in Vigo, Spain, and handed over to Peru earlier this month. BAP Carrasco was launched in Vigo on May 7, 2016. “Her operating profile […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    General Dynamics Canada has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to upgrade four SH-2G Super Seasprite helicopters with an integrated mission system to enhance the operational capability of the Peruvian Navy and its ability to meet the demands of modern maritime missions. The contract, facilitated by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), the Government of Canada’s […]

  • 27 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Armed forces from 19 nations concluded two weeks of multinational exercises and events at-sea and in port, in Loma, Peru. The 58th iteration of the longest running multinational naval exercise closed on July 26. Participating nations utilized 30 vessels, 28 aircraft as well as several submarines and amphibious vehicles to complete six live-fire exercises and 37 […]

  • 26 April 2016
    Training & Education

    The Antarctic remains one of the least understood and underexplored regions on our planet. It is also the most inhospitable and fragile. When Peru announced that it soon would join the countries taking part in research activities there, it was crucial that their research vessel currently under construction be among the most reliable and efficient […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Norwegian technology corporation Kongsberg Maritime has been chosen to deliver an integrated subsea technology systems package including two HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) for a new Peruvian Navy Hydrographic & Oceanographic research vessel. The 97 metre ‘BAP Carrasco’ is built at Construcciones Navales P. Freire shipyard in Vigo, Spain. The advanced new research ship will […]

  • 17 May 2018

    The Peruvian state-owned shipyard SIMA has awarded French defense contractor ECA Group a contract related to the overhaul of the Peruvian Navy’s four Type 209/1200 submarine. As announced by the French company, the contract is for the delivery of 16 units of static converters to be fitted on the vessels. The static converters are a suitable […]

  • 14 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A US Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 joined Peruvian and Colombian Navy submarines for a tri-lateral submarine exercise in the waters north of Colombia. The five-day exercise concluded on November 6 and provided opportunities to further the interoperability and coordination in anti-submarine warfare (ASW) between the three navies. This year’s exercise […]

  • 15 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) got underway from her San Diego homeport on November 12 en route to Peru where she will join the Peruvian Navy’s new landing platform dock ship B.A.P. Pisco for exercises. Somerset and Pisco will carry out joint simulation exercises for rapid response to natural disasters off the […]

  • 10 September 2015

    The Peruvian Navy, in cooperation with the Peruvian Coast Guard, seized 211 kg of illegal narcotics found aboard a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrier headed for Manzanillo, Mexico. During an inspection, ordered by the Port of Pisco, Peru, on September 8, the officials searched the LNG carrier “Hispania Spirit” which was anchored in the bay. […]

  • 26 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Peruvian and US Navy have concluded almost three months of diesel-electric submarine operations which saw a Peruvian Navy submarine train and operate with a range of US Navy assets. Exactly 89 days of joint operations with the Peruvian submarine BAP Arica (SS-36) officially concluded in a closing ceremony held at Naval Station Mayport, Oct. 22. […]

  • 17 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Junior officers from the United States, Mexico, Honduras, Chile, and Peru attended a professional symposium hosted by the Peruvian Navy Sept. 12, during UNITAS, an annual multinational maritime exercise.   Representatives from the five nations presented various topics to the participants in an effort to educate the other nations on their respective navy’s missions and operations […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Peru is hosting naval forces from 19 countries for this year’s edition of the annual exercise UNITAS. Scheduled to conclude on July 26, the exercise will be commanded by Peruvian navy Rear Adm. Alberto Alcala. Participating countries include the United States, Peru, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Australia, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Italy, […]

  • 1 August 2013
    Industry news

    “La Unión” the new Peruvian Navy tall ship sail training vessel, will be constructed under the supervision of classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL). Tall ships are used in navies around the world to build seamanship, leadership and foster teamwork under challenging conditions at sea. The keel laying for the new ship took place in December […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) departed Callao, Peru, Sept. 3 after a three-day port visit.   This was the crew’s final port visit on the ship’s maiden transit, “America Visits the Americas” as the ship continues to make its way from Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. to its homeport of San […]

  • 18 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and officers from Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the Peruvian naval academy in Callao, Peru, May 15. The annual memorial ceremony was held in honor of Peruvian naval hero Adm. Miguel Grau, who was killed during a naval engagement in the 19th century. Nearly two […]

  • 12 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy-hosted Diesel Electric Submarine Initiative Exercise (DESI-EX) entered its second phase on September 8. The international exercise, held annually in conjunction with South American Naval Forces, was organized by HSM Weapons School Pacific (HSMWSP) in coordination with Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic International Programs and Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet. DESI-EX is an Undersea Warfare exercise […]

  • 2 February 2012
    Training & Education

      A Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) team embarked on High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) as HSV-Southern Partnership Station 2012 (HSV-SPS 12) began the second iteration of its subject matter expert exchange (SMEE) in Callao, Peru, Jan. 30. The three-person military and civilian NCIS team aboard Swift was invited to Callao Naval base to […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The closing ceremony for the multi-national exercise designed to improve interoperability between the U.S. and South and Central American navies, UNITAS Pacific (PAC), was held in Callao, Peru, May 25. The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (USS 36) represented the U.S. Navy during UNITAS PAC as it conducted operations with warships from Chile, […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Naval units from the US and Colombia are taking part in the Peru-hosted Silent Forces Exercise (SIFOREX) 2018 which began in Lima, Peru on April 16. SIFOREX is a naval exercise that focuses on anti-submarine warfare (ASW) proficiency and presents the US Navy with an opportunity to hone ASW operations against multiple diesel submarines in […]

  • 2 September 2014

    The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) payed a visit to Callao, Peru, on August 31. This was the final scheduled port visit of her maiden transit, “America Visits the Americas”.   During the visit, Sailors and Marines assigned to America and Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) South conducted bilateral exercises with the Peruvian […]

  • 27 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships deployed in support of the U Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative are scheduled to undertake interoperability and partnership exercises in Ecuador, Peru and Chile, the navy has said. Ships taking part in the initiative are amphibious transport dock USS Somerset (LPD 25) and guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108). Somerset has approximately […]