Peruvian new amphibious assault ship begins initial sea trials

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Peru’s new domestically constructed landing platform dock BAP Pisco (AMP 156) has successfully begun sea trials.

According to the Peruvian navy, on April 19, 2018, sea trials of the AMP 156 Pisco landing platform dock (LPD), built at the company of the Peruvian naval shipbuilding and ship repair association, Servicio Industrial de la Marina de Guerra del Perú (SIMA) in Callao (SIMA Callao) ). The BAP Pisco multi-mission LPD is scheduled to be commissioned into the Peruvian Navy by the end of 2018.

According to the Naval Technology, the multi-purpose vessel is intended for the rapid transport and landing of the forces in support of amphibious warfare missions. It can conduct operations within the national maritime domain or operate as part of an international task force to provide humanitarian and logistic assistance during natural disasters.

The landing platform dock is being constructed by SIMA with assistance from South Korean company Dae Sun Shipbuilding and Engineering, which is responsible for providing design drawings, certifications and technical assistance for the construction of two LPDs.

The vessel measures 122m-long and 22m-wide, and has a draft of 4.5m and displacement of approximately 11,390t, making it one of the biggest ships in the Peruvian Navy.


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