emerge on Peruvian Navy future DSME designed LPDs
have emerged regarding the construction of two Landing Platform Dock
(LPD) ships for the Peruvian Navy. Known as "Buque Multipropósito"
these ships will be constructed locally at the SIMA Callao shipyard,
with technical assistance from Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding
& Marine Engineering (DSME).
Keel laying for the first of class is expected to occur this year. It
is reported that those two LPDs will be an evolution of an existing
DSME design: The Indonesian Navy Makassar class LPD. The Indonesia built
(by local shipyard PT Pal) Makassar class have a length of 125m for
a standard displacement of 7,300 tons. They can carry up to 35 vehicles,
5 helicopters (2 in hangar), 218 troops and 2 landing crafts in a well
Peruvian Navy LPD
signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 10th April 2012 with Peru’s
Ministry of Defense for naval vessel co-production at the head quarters
of the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA).
Through this agreement, DSME is to provide technological support and
oversee the construction of the naval vessels ordered by the Peruvian
Government. The Government of Peru has the desire to enter into large
scale naval vessel projects which includes submarines, submarine depot
maintenance, and multipurpose naval support vessels.