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.
Giuseppe Giordo, Alenia Aermacchi CEO, said: “The choice by the Peruvian MoD is a confirmation that, when an air force has a stringent airlift requirement in terms of performance and capability, the Spartan is the only solution able to guarantee an excellent value for money”.
During the operational evaluation run in Peru before the selection, the C-27J demonstrated its capability to perform a variety of missions including transport of civilians, troops, materials and medicines, logistical re-supply, MEDEVAC, airdrop operations, search and rescue (SAR), humanitarian assistance and operations in support of homeland security and civil protection, with the capability to operate on a large number of airfields where its competitor is unable to land.
Alenia Aermacchi has successfully conducted operating and training tests on the Romanian Air Forces C-27Js, with the new fire fighting system, Caylym Guardian, onboard. The new firefighting system system allows C-27Js to drop up to six large cardboard containers on bushfires; each container has a capacity of 1000 liters water or extinguishing liquid
Alenia Aermacchi has completed the final assembly of the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) first C-27J Spartan tactical airlift aircraft with mating of the aircraft's wing with the fuselage, engines and landing gear at its facility in Italy. The aircraft is currently undergoing equipment installation and functional tests in preparation for the flight testing programme
Alenia Aermacchi has won contract worth about 100 million euros to supply the Peruvian Ministry of Defense with 2 C-27J Spartan tactical airlifters. The C-27J - known as the only true military transport aircraft of its category available on the market - has been selected by the Fuerza Aerea del Perù due to its proven operational flexibility at competitive costs; the best performances in its class in all operational and environmental conditions and because it is the only aircraft in its class interoperable with heavier airlifters already in service in Peru
Alenia Aermacchi and the Italian Air Force signed the agreement at the Dubai Airshow to support Italian Praetorian fleet. The Praetorian, which is a specialised version of the MC-27J, is expected to support the Italian Special Forces and Comando Operativo Forze Speciali (COFS) in their missions
Israeli weapon system may be offered to the package of the MC-27J aircraft equipped with a 30 mm gun, according to Defense-Update. The planned gunship variant of the C-27J will undertake the first test firings of its 30mm cannon while slaved to an electro-optical/infrared sensor at the end of this year or early 2014
ATK and Alenia Aermacchi successfully completed the first phase of ground and flight tests of their MC-27J multi-mission aircraft. A Roll-On/Roll-Off (RORO) Gun System pallet was installed and tested on the Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan airlifter
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
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 Peruvian Armed Forces has signed an agreement with Russia to buy 24 MI-171 helicopters, including the delivery of a flight simulator and related training equipment. It is anticipated that the first helicopters will arrive in Peru during the second half of 2014, and the balance in 2015
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
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