18.01.2015 Defesa Global
The Peruvian Ministry of Defence has ordered additional two C-27J Spartan medium transport aircraft according a contract, valued at around EUR100 million signed on 31 December 2014 with Finmeccanica’s Alenia Aermacchi.
The contract, which brings the number of aircraft ordered by Peru to four, also includes integrated logistic support and technical assistance. The first two aircraft, ordered in December 2013, will be delivered to the Peruvian Air Force (FAP) in the first few months of 2015, while the second order will be delivered in 2016 and 2017. The aircraft will be operated by the service’s 8th Air Group based at Callao AFB.
Other than Peru, the aircraft has been earlier ordered by the air forces of Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Romania, Morocco, Slovakia and by United States, Mexico, Australia and Chad. 80 of the aircraft have been ordered so far.