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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1978
Total Production: 14
Origin: Italy
Corporations: Fincantieri
Parent System: Lupo
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1978
Total Production: 18
Family Members: Soldati
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Description: Lupo is a class of small, light, and fast multi-role frigates built by Fincantieri between the late 1970s and early 1980s for the Navies of Italy, Peru and Venezuela. Its CODOG propulsion system is based on two cruise diesel engines and two General Electric LM2500 gas turbines developing 50,000-shp. Lupo-class frigates weapon system includes eight Otomat anti-ship missiles, eight Aspide/Sea Sparrow SAM missiles, one 127mm 54-caliber naval gun, two 40mm anti-aircraft guns and two triple 323mm torpedo tubes. These frigates also include an aft hangar and flight deck for an AB-212 ASW helicopter.

Originally, the Navy of Italy ordered four frigates, Peru four and Venezuela six ships. In May and June 2005 the Peruvian Navy took over two ex-Italian Navy frigates. The other two remaining Italian ships, Sagittario and Perseo, are under contract signed in 2005 to be upgraded by Fincantieri in Muggiano, Italy, and delivered to the Peruvian Navy in the second half of 2006. The Navy of Colombia was upgrading its Lupo-class frigates with modernization efforts carried out in the United States and Venezuela.

Lupo Applications

Fighting Ships Maestrale

Lupo Specifications

Crew: 194
Number of Weapons: 16
Beam: 12 meter (39.4 foot)
Length: 113 meter (371 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 127 millimeter
Total Combined Power: 50,000 shp (37.3 MW)
Cruise Speed: 10.8 mps (21.0 knot)
Top Speed: 18 mps (35.0 knot)
Full Displacement: 2,525 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Lupo News

There are 4 news between
31 Oct 2005 and 25 Aug 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011FMS: Peru Requests Sale of Four Sea Sparrow Surface Missile Systems
Thursday, March 3, 2011Germany, Finland and Peru Navies Order MASS Countermeasure Systems
Wednesday, December 17, 2008Peruvian Navy Tests Otomat Missile from Aguirre Frigate
Monday, October 31, 2005Peruvian Navy Purchases Two More Lupo Frigates

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 183
Cannons & Gear
127/54 Compactx1
Defensive Weapons
RIM-7M SeaSparrowx8
Offensive Weapons
Otomat Mk2 Block IVx8
Private Aircraft
Propulsion Systems
Protection Systems

Lupo Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
FM 55 Aguirre-2005-
F564 Lupo -1978-
FM 58 Qui��nez-2006-
F565 Sagittario -1978-
FM 57 Coronel Bolognesi-2006-
F566 Perseo -1980-
FM 56 Palacios-2005-
F567 Orsa -1980-
FM 51 Meliton Carvajal-1979-
FM 52 Manuel Villavicencio-1979-
FM 53 Montero-1984-
FM 54 Mariategui-1987-
F-21 Mariscal Sucre-1980-
F-22 Almirante Brion-1981-
F-23 General Urdaneta-1981-
F-24 General Soublette-1981-
F-25 General Salom-1982-
F-26 Almirante Garc�a-1982-

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