Sea Platforms

Peru starts submarine Antofagasta modernisation

10 January 2020

The Peruvian state-run shipyard Servicios Industriales de la Marina (SIMA) commenced the modernisation process of BAP Antofagasta (SS-32), one of the Peruvian Navy’s Type 209/1200 diesel-electric submarines, the service announced in late December.

The Peruvian Navy is carrying out a programme to extend the operational life of its four Type 209/1200 diesel-electric subs for at least another decade.

Work on the first sub, BAP Chipana (SS-34), commenced in December 2017, and the navy said it expects Chipana to return to service by the last trimester of 2020.

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