The Peruvian Navy and the state-run shipyard Servicios Industriales de la Marina (SIMA) signed a contract with Posco Daewoo Corporation on 15 March to build a second Makassar-class landing platform dock (LPD), BAP Paita .
SIMA is finishing construction of the first vessel of this class, BAP Pisco . In January Jane’s reported that Spanish company Escribano Mechanical and Engineering will supply a defensive weapons system for the vessel.
Pisco measures 122 m, displaces 11,000 tonnes, and has a top speed of 16 kt; it was launched in 2017 and is scheduled to be operational this year.
The Peruvian Navy laid the keel for Paita in December 2017.
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