Peruvian Navy News

Peruvian Submarines Set to Receive New Static Converters

ECA Group said it has been awarded a contract under the Peruvian Navy’s submarine modernization program.ECA Group signed a contract with the shipyard SIMA and the Peruvian Navy for the replacement of the 16 units of static converters 115V / 400Hz and 115V / 60Hz aboard four type-U209 v.1200 submarines: BAP Angamos (SS 31), BAP Antofagasta (SS 32), BAP Pisagua (SS 33) and BAP Chipana (SS 34).Peru decided to upgrade four of its Type 209 submarines in 2015 and commenced the nearly seven years long modernization program in 2017.The modernization work, which includes hull separation and modernizing

Peruvian Navy diver Fonseca with JW Fishers Pulse 8X metal detector, Inset: Pinellas County Sheriffs diver searches for weapons with Pulse 8X  (Photo: JW Fishers)

Underwater Metal Detectors Help Police, Military

search and recovery operations.   They use these detectors for a variety of tasks including locating explosive devices, searching for weapons and evidence, salvage operations, looking for lost anchors and chains, and for finding for objects dropped from ships and piers. United States and Peruvian Navy divers have cooperated on several missions including the salvage of a sunken ship in Panama harbor. Peruvian Navy diver Rafael Jimenez Fonseca says “Our team relies on JW Fishers Pulse 8X detector”. So do the US Navy’s Mobile Diving & Salvage Units, Underwater Construction

Photo: Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Tech for Peruvian Arctic Research Vessel

Kongsberg Maritime has been chosen to deliver an integrated subsea technology systems package including two HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) for a new Peruvian Navy Hydrographic & Oceanographic research vessel. The 97 meter BAP Carrasco’is built at Construcciones Navales P. Freire shipyard in Vigo, Spain. The advanced new research ship will have Polar capability and be classified with PC7 notation to perform research in Peruvian waters, in order to fulfill Peru’s commitment under the Antarctic Treaty. The Kongsberg technology on board will form the platform for the Peruvian

Peruvian Navy officers prepare to launch Fishers Proton 4 magnetometer. Photo: JW Fishers

Marine Industry Employs Boat Towed Detectors

the track of the boat as it moves over the search area, the detector’s readout data, and position coordinates. The operator can input layback into the computer, the distance between the boat and the towfish, and an algorithm calculates the GPS position of the towfish. In South America the Peruvian Navy’s Department of Oceanography, Hydrography, and Navigation is using several of Fishers Proton 4 magnetometers. Conditions in the world’s oceans are constantly changing which requires continuous surveying, charting and mapping. This department compiles a vast array of hydrographic informatio

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