Sea Platforms

Peru kicks off submarine modernisation programme

12 December 2017

Peru’s state-run shipyard Servicios Industriales de la Marina (SIMA) has begun modernising the Peruvian Navy’s Angamos-class (U209/1200) submarines.

BAP Chipana (SS 34) has been placed on the shipyard’s new syncrolift, acquired from TTS Syncrolift AS, at SIMA’s Callao facilities, the shipyard said on 11 December.

The platform’s hull will be cut open so new systems can be installed, which reportedly include command and control, navigation, propulsion, and other systems. In 2016 Elbit Systems and ThyssenKrupp signed an agreement with SIMA to provide equipment for the upgrades.

As part of the navy’s modernisation programme, the Angamos-class boats to be upgraded are BAP Angamos (SS 31), BAP Antofagasta (SS 32), and BAP Pisagua (SS 33).

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