Peruvian Navy Considering Anti-Ship Missile Capability for its Type
to Forecast International, the Peruvian Navy is evaluating a project
to equip its six Type 209 diesel-electric (SSK) submarines with new
anti-ship missiles. The fleet has been significantly modernized since
2012. Work is being carried out at SIMA's Callao and Chimbote shipyards.
The UGM-84 Harpoon is a likely candidate
for this upgrade. Picture: US Navy
is focused on the reorganizing the operations room, enhancing the combat
direction system, installing new sonar and an upgraded Sepa Mk 3 fire-control
system, improving the hydrophones and signal processing capacity, integrating
new electronic and communications systems, replacing the SST-4 torpedoes
with the AEG SUT 264 mod 3 systems, and a major overhaul of the propulsion
The upgrade is estimated to cost $312 million by the time it is complete
in 2022. However, only four of the six subs will be fully upgraded.
The two oldest vessels in the fleet, the Islay and Arica, are to be
retired by 2023.