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Peru sets out naval modernisation plans for 2022

14th January 2022 - 13:15 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez in Washington DC

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The ex-South Korean corvette BAP Guise arrived in Callao on 5 January. (Photo: Peruvian Navy)

Peru continues to upgrade its naval capabilities despite its limited budget.

The Peruvian Navy will focus on developing domestically manufactured vessels and upgrading several of its units throughout 2022. However, the overall defence budget for the year ($1.83 billion) is similar to 2021 ($1.82 billion), leaving little room for the acquisition of new equipment from international suppliers.

During a mid-December speech, President Pedro Castillo noted that naval projects scheduled to be completed in 2022 include the construction of the landing platform dock BAP Paita, four new patrol boats from Singapore, and completion of a modernisation project for the Type 209/1200 diesel-electric submarine BAP Chipana.

These plans were confirmed by Minister …

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