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Peru. New military transport planes could be Russian

They could replace Antonov An-32

It could be Russia to make military transport aircraft available to Peru that will in all probability replace aircraft currently supplied. The Fuerza Aérea del Perú, the South American country's air force, signed an important agreement with Ukraine last year to exploit the Antonov An-178 aircraft, a medium-range and high-wing aircraft, in this sector; as reported in recent hours by a source active in the field of technical-military cooperation, Moscow would like to provide the most updated versions of Ilyushin Il-76 and the recent ones of Il-112, a twin-engine turboprop tactical military aircraft, even if the options should be more numerous.

The agreement with Kiev dates back to 2019, but the first delivery is scheduled for 2021, taking into account the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has slowed down manufacturing and planes are currently only 40% ready (Russian components would be missing). Ukraine would have undertaken to build airplanes without these components, taking advantage of cooperation with other partners, primarily American ones. Sources that are disseminating the latest updates on the affair have stressed that the Peruvian interior ministry has suspended the contract, deeming it now unworkable. The military transport aircraft will replace the Antonov An-32, a twin-engine turboprop tactical high-wing transport.

On the subject read also the news published by AVIONEWS.

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