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Colombia Navy (Armada Nacional) Equipment

"ARC" stands for "Armada Nacional de la República de Colombia"
Ships are numbered from ARC 01 Antioquia 23 January 1961
Popular names are frequently re-used

Modernization

1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2012 2015 2020 2025 2030
Personnel ,000 - - - - - - - - - -
Active -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Reserve -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Ships Source Tons Year Inventory
Submarines - - - - - - ... - - -
IntrepidoU206A DE ,000 19xx - - - - - 2 2 2 2 2
Pijao T–209/1200 DE 1,300 1975 2 2 2 2 2 2 - - - -
IntrepidoSX–506 IT 70 1974 2 2 2 2 2 2 - - - -
Principal surface combatants - - - - - - ... - - -
Plataforma estratégica de superficie (PES) TBD 4,000 2025 - - - - - - - - 4 8
Narino ROK 1,500 2014 - - - - - - 1 1 1 1
Almirante PadillaHDW FS-1500 DE 2,100 1983 4 4 4 4 4 4- - - -
Offshore patrol vessel / Buque de patrulla altamar - - - - - - ... - - -
20 de Julio OPV-80 CO 1,723 2007 - - - - - 1 - 4 4 4
Valle Del Cauca ex WMEC-628 USA 870 2003 - - - - - 1 - - - -
Pedro de Heredia ex Cherokee USA 1,240 1978 4 4 3 1 - - - -
Coastal patrol vessel / Buques patrulla costera - - - - - - ... - - -
Punta Ardita CPV-46 CO+ROK 285 2015 - - - - - 1 - - 14 14
11 de Noviembre CPV-40 CO+DE 283 2014 - - - - - 1- - - -
Capitan de PortoLazaga ES 275 1998 - - - - - 2 - - - -
Espartana Cormoran ES 300 1995 - - - - - 1 - - - -
Juan NepomucenoToledo CO 130 1994 - - - - - 2 - - - -
Castillo y Rada Swiftships 110 CO 100 1989 - - - - - 2- - - -
José María Palas Swiftships 105 CO 100 1983 - - - - - 2- - - -
Quitasueño ex Asheville-cl USA 225 1983 2 2 1 1 1 1- - - -
Riverine patrol craft Patrullera de Apoyo Fluvial (PAF) - - - - - ... - - - -
PAF-PRiverine Support CO 370 2006 - - - - - - - - -
PAF NodrizaRiverine Support CO 260 2000 - - - - - 6- - - -
AraucaCañonero Fluvial CO 260 1956 - - - - - 3- - - -

Amphibious

- - - - - ... - - - -
LCU MorrosquilloLCU-1466 USA 180 1990 - - - - - 7- - - -
Bay Sapzurro ex- LCM-7512 USA 105 19xx 3 - - - - 1- - - -

Logistics and support

- - - - - ... - - - -
Cartagena De IndiasPatrol Boat Tender 1,800 1997 - - - - - 1- - - -
Mayor Jaime AriasMidget Sub Tender 700 19xx - - - - - 1- - - -
GorgonaHydrographic CO 560 1955 - - - - - 1- - - -
MalpeloOceanographic DE 1,000 1981 - - - - - 2- - - -
LeticiaHospital ship CO 260 1956 - - - - - 1- - - -
Igaraparana River Transport Country 100 1985 - - - - - 2 - - - -
Cienaga buoy tender CO 160 1997 - - - - - 1- - - -
GloriaTraining (sail) ES 1100 1968- - - - - 1- - - -

Naval aviation

Transport - - - - - - ... - - -
C–212 Medevac - - - - - 1- - - -
Cessna 208 Caravan - - - - - 2- - - -
Maritime patrol - - - - - - ... - - -
PA–31 Navajo - - - - - - 1- - - -
CN–235–200 Persuader - - - - - - 2- - - -
Utility - - - - - - - ... - -
Cessna 206 - - - - - - - 4- - - -
PA–31 Navajo - - - - - - - 1- - - -

Helicopters

- - - - - ... - - -
Antisurface warfare - - - ... - - -
AS–555SN Fennec - - - - - - - 2- - - -
Utility - - - - - ... - - -
Bell 212 - - - - - - - 1- - - -
Bell 412 - - - - - - - 4- - - -
BK–117 - - - - - - - 1- - - -
Bo–105 - - - - - - - 2- - - -

There are innumerable combatants of less than 100 tons, and auxiliaries of less than 1,000 tons, that are not listed here, such as the 41 ton Jaime Gómez [Sea Spectre Mk III], the 13-ton Lanchas Patrulleras de Río [LPR], or the 9 ton Río Magdalena [PBR Mk-II], the 6 meter long Rotork 412 boats, the "22 foot" 1-ton Piranha, and various former drug runner vessels.

The ARC has regrouped and renamed a few different classifications of light, fast boats into a single, more generic 'BP' Light patrol denomination. Firm numbers are difficult to establish due to combat & service losses. Some hulls may have been rebuilt locally, as well as additional batches may have been acquired, and/or added to via configuration of locally built hulls with foreign-bought higher-end components.

The Colombian riverine force contains two types of units differentiated by size and capacity. The units of large displacement and greater capacity include the Riverine Gunboats (Cañonero Fluvial CF) and both the Heavy Riverine Support Patrol Boat (Patrullera de Apoyo Fluvial Pesado PAFP) and the Light (Patrullera de Apoyo Fluvial Liviano PAFL). Their main purpose is to provide logistical support and troop transport and to facilitate operations of long duration and autonomy.

The smaller riverine vessels include the Riverine Patrol Boat (Patrulleras Fluviales PF), the Fast Riverine Patrol Boat (Patrulleras Rápidas Fluviales (PRF), Armored Troop Carriers (Transportes Blindados de Tropa TBT), tugboats (Remolcadores Fluviales RF), the Riverine Combat Elements Heavy (Elemento de Combate Fluvial Pesado ECFP) and Light (Elemento de Combate Fluvial Liviano ECFL), Riverine Support Boats (Botes de Apoyo Fluvial BAF), and Riverine Support Stations (Estación Móvil de Apoyo Fluvial EMAF).



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