Peru has officially started work on modernising its naval submarine fleet with the recent hull-cut into submarine BAP Chipana (SS 34), the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement released on 16 May.
The upgrading of the platform is taking place in the Callao facilities of the Peruvian state-run shipyard Servicios Industriales de la Marina (SIMA) with assistance from Thyssenkrupp Marine System GmbH. Images provided by the MoD show Chipana cut at the aft.
The Peruvian Navy has four Angamos-class Type 209/1200 platforms that will be upgraded – Angamos (SS 31), Antofagasta (SS 32), Pisagua (SS 33), and Chipana – all of which were commissioned in the early 1980s.
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