Peru will place an order two Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan aircraft by the end 2014 and will add another eight in the future, according to local press reports.
Peru awarded an initial order for two aircraft in November 2013, worth about $122 million, and will now order another two for a similar price, according to Defense-Aerospace.com.
The order, which will be finalized before the end of the year, was announced by Peru’s Defense Minister, Pedro Cateriano Bellido, who is currently touring Europe, the report added.
He added that Peru’s final goal is to replace its fleet of 12 obsolete Antonov An-32 twin turboprops, implying that it will buy a similar number of C-27Js for military as well as civil protection, anti-drug and casualty evacuation.
Alenia Aermacchi’s CEO, Giuseppe Giordo, said the company would soon open an office in Lima, “given the size of Peru’s program,” to manage the contract, which he said “opens interesting market prospects throughout Latin America,” the only continent in which Alenia Aermacchi was not previously present.
Alenia Aermacchi and its partner ATK announced on April 26 that a fully configured MC-27J multi-mission tactical transport aircraft completed its first flight. The demonstrator aircraft was modified with an L-3 Wescam MX-15Di Electro-Optical and Infrared Turret that was mounted under the nose of the aircraft and is optimized for ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) and SAR missions (Search and Rescue); and with Link-16 datalink software and hardware provisions that will prepare the aircraft for the ATK palletized mission system installation
Alenia Aermacchi has begun production of the first medium transport aircraft C-27J Spartan for the Peruvian Air Force, with delivery scheduled for March 2015. According to Defensa
The US Coast Guard pilots will soon be flying the Alenia Aermacchi C-27J, an Italian transport plane, under a transfer from the U.S
The Royal Australian Air Force today successfully completed the maiden flight of its first C-27J Spartan in Italy. Chief Executive Officer of the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) Mr Warren King said this was an exciting milestone for the DMO and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as it represents a major step towards further strengthening Air Forces airlift capability
Alenia Aermacchi has signed a contract with the Peruvian Ministry of Defense to supply two C-27J Spartan tactical airlifters. The contract has a value of around 100 million euro inclusive of a substantial logistic support package, technical assistance, training for pilots, crew and ground engineers and a set of special equipment that have been chosen by the customer
General Dynamics Canada has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to upgrade four SH-2G Super Seasprite helicopters with an integrated mission system to enhance the operational capability of the Peruvian Navy and its ability to meet the demands of modern maritime missions. The contract, facilitated by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), the Government of Canada's international government-to-government contracting organization, includes the acquisition of five helicopters by Peru
The Slovak military will purchase two Italian tactical transport aircraft C-27J Spartan, according to local media reports. Defence Minister Martin Glváč announced that the contract on delivery of the two machines will be inked next week, the TASR newswire reported
Peru and Canada today signed the an agreement to acquire five Seasprite multi-mission helicopters for the Peruvian Navy. This acquisition has as its main objective to ensure the security of the sea of Grau and is part of the program undertaken by the State to recover the operational capabilities of the Navy
General Dynamics won a $67 million contract to supply Light Armored Vehicles (LAVs) Peruvian Ministry on 24 July. The contract will see GDLS-Canada supply 32 personnel carrier variants of the LAV II family of vehicles with amphibious capability
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