Peru se­lects Ale­nia Aer­ma­c­chi C-27J Spar­tan tac­ti­cal air­lifter

SP's MAI - - AEROSPACE DEVELOPMENTS -

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.

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