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Peru selects Alenia Aermacchi C-27J transport aircraft


C-27J Spartan tactical airlifter. Photo: Alenia Aermacchi

ROME (BNS): Peruvian Ministry of Defence has selected Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica Company, to supply two C-27J Spartan tactical airlifters.

Alenia Aermacchi said the contract will be signed as soon as the administrative procedures are completed.

The contract has a value of around 100 million euro inclusive of a substantial logistic support package for the two aircraft.

During the operational evaluation run in Peru, 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.

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.

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