Locally-built Peruvian LPD Passed Initial Trials

Locally-built Peruvian LPD Passed Initial Trials 10 May, 2018

The Peruvian Navy's first domestically built landing platform dock (LPD) BAP Pisco (AMP 156) has successfully completed its initial sea trials in April, Peruvian Ministry of Defence announced on 7 May.

 122 metre-long vessel was built by SIMA-Peru Marine Industrial Services. The vessel has a displacement of approximately 11,390 tons which makes it one of the biggest ships in the Peruvian Navy. The ship can accommodate 157 crew members, as well as up to 400 marines. The flight deck of the LPD features two landing spots for two medium or one heavy helicopter.  BAP Pisco is armed with BAE Systems 40Mk4 40mm anti-aircraft gun system, two Rafael Typhoon 30mm remote weapon stations (RWS) and four Rafael Mini Typhoon 12.7mm remote-controlled units.

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