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Peru requests C-130E refurbishment

9th November 2011 - 16:05 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The government of Peru has requested a modification and refurbishment programme from the US government for its two C-130E aircraft. US Congress has been notified of the possible sale, which, if it goes ahead, will take place under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route.

According to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), under a potential $74 million programme, Peru has requested modification and refurbishment of two C-130E aircraft being provided as Excess Defense Articles (grant EDA notification submitted separately) to include: aircraft ferry, spare and repair parts, support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical data, US Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support.

This proposed sale will enable the Peruvian Air Force to modernise its aging aircraft and enhance its capacity to support humanitarian efforts in the region, the DSCA said. Peru occupies a strategic location in South America, and the sale of refurbishment support for its EDA grant C-130 aircraft will improve Peru’s efforts in conducting maritime interdiction operations, improve its ability to execute counter-narcotics and counterterrorism capabilities, and ensure Peru’s overall ability to maintain the integrity of its borders. Additionally, this transfer will enhance the Peruvian Military’s ability to support to Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) efforts. Peru, which already has C-130 and L-100 aircraft in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing these additional aircraft into its armed forces.

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