Peruvian shipyard SIMA, by agreement with N Sundin Dockstavarvet, will build the first two of a total of 24 ultra-fast combat boats destined for maritime interdiction duties on the Peruvian coast.

The CB90HSM boats are high performance aluminium-hulled craft with a length of 16.5m, a beam of 3.85m and a draft of 0.8m: displacement is 18t in standard configuration and 25t at full load. Maximum speed is around 45kts and range approx. 300nmi. Up to 18 personnel can be carried in addition to the normal three-man crew and the vessels are armed with two bow-mounted 12.7mm Browning M2 machine guns and a remote control weapon station that supports various weapon configurations, including a 12.7mm machine gun, a 30mm cannon, a 40mm grenade launcher or a HELLFIRE missile launcher.

Santiago Rivas and Florencia Lucero Heguy in Buenos Aires for MON

The pictured CB90 of the Mexican Navy is similar to those to be built for Peru. (Photo: Mexican Navy)

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