BAP Pisco (AMP-156) is a Makassar-class landing platform dock belonging to the Peruvian Navy that was built between 2013 – 2017 by Shipyard Marine Industrial Services of Peru, known as SIMA. The design of the Pisco was carried out by South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in collaboration with Peru’s state owned shipyard, SIMA. It is a Makassar-class landing platform dock, with the class originally being developed in the early-2000s for the Indonesian Navy. The Pisco was laid down on 12 July 2013, though real progress on construction began in late-2014. The ship (hull) was launched on 25 April 2017 and was expected to be delivered to the fleet in August 2018. In April 2018 the ship started sea trials.
The Peruvian Ministry of Defense a memorandum on 10 April 2012 for two Makassar-class LPDs and in early-2013, Peru paid a contract of $60 million to construct the Pisco, the first of the two LPDs designated for the Peruvian Navy. The Pisco would then be constructed in Peru by SIMA with the continued cooperation from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. Pisco’s design includes accommodation of 157 crew members and up to 400 marines. The well deck can handle two 23-meter Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel while anadditional cargo deck in the ship can hold up to 14 LAV II vehicles, which Peru had recently acquired from Canada in mid-2016. The flight deck of the Pisco has the capability to hold two Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King helicopters of the Peruvian Naval Aviation while an incorporated hanger can store an additional helicopter. The ship uses a roll-on/roll-off system, and can reportedly transport 450 troops for up to 30 days.