Peru selects Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan tactical airlifter
Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica Company, has been selected to supply the Peruvian Ministry of Defense with 2 C-27J Spartan tactical airlifters. The contract, to be signed as soon as the administrative procedures are completed, has a value of around 100 million euros inclusive of a substantial logistic support package for the two aircraft.
“The choice by the Peruvian MoD” said the Finmeccanica, “is a confirmation that, when an air force has a stringent airlift requirement in terms of performances and capabilities, the Spartan is the only solution able to guarantee an excellent value for money. The C-27J is a clear example of the capabilities of the Italian aeronautical industry, but this success is also the result of the intense relationship between Italy and Peru in the defence field since 2002 and which is constantly renewed through the years”.
The Spartan has already been ordered by the air forces of Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Romania, Morocco, Mexico, United States, Australia and by an undisclosed African country for a total of 74 aircraft. The aircraft has also been selected by Slovakia and the contract is under negotiation.