Jul 24, 2014
Peru Acquires Dutch Replenishment Ship
Completed in 1995, the Amsterdam can carry 8,475 tons of fuel and 290 tons from stores.
The 166-meter-long ship has four abeam stations for the transfer of fuel underway, as well as a hangar and flight deck able to accommodate four light liaison helicopters or three medium transport helicopters.
The Navy is set to procure 10 new helicopters in the short term. The plans also include acquisition of two maritime patrol aircraft and of 32 armored amphibious vehicles for the marines.