Peru May Purchase 24 Mi-35P Hind-E Combat Helicopters from Russia

Peru May Purchase 24 Mi-35P Hind-E Combat Helicopters from Russia

Peru intends to buy a consignment of 24 combat helicopters and eyes Russia as one of its potential suppliers along with France and the United States, Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano said.

“The purchase of 24 helicopters is currently under the consideration and we have three proposals…, we are considering proposals from France, the United States and Russia,” Cateriano said.

He added that the government of Peru is waiting for a technical and feasibility report from military experts to make a final choice among the three potential suppliers of combat helicopters that Peru intends to use for military operations against drugs trafficking and terrorism.

Last year Russia delivered to Peru two Mi-35P Hind E attack helicopters and six Mi-171Sh Hip transport helicopters.

Peru is one of South America's main cocaine producers along with Bolivia and Columbia. The Valley of the Apurimac and Ene River was declared a zone of military operations in August 2009 as fighting between the government troops and the Shining Path Maoist guerilla group intensified.

Shining Path is believed to have strong ties with drug traffickers. The group is on the U.S. and European Union lists of terrorist organizations.

Source: MEXICO, RIA NovostiNews - 16 December 2012

Photo: The Peru Air Force Mil Mi-25 Hind-D (Peruvian Dragon) (Photo by PAF)



American Air Force News
African Air Force News
Asian Air Force News
European Air Force News
Middle Eastern AF News
Ocean Air Force News

• Sky Lease Cargo Boeing 747-412F runway excursion accident at Halifax /Canada

Sky Lease flight GG4854, a Boeing 747-400F, suffered a runway excursion after landing at Halifax International Airport, Canada....>>

• Brazil Buys Saab’s RBS-70 Air Defense Missiles

The Brazilian Army has ordered an additional procurement external link external link of RBS-70 external link external link surface-to-air missile systems from Saab in a deal worth ...>>

• 3 Bodies found in wreckage of missing helicopter in Colombia

Three bodies were found Sunday in the wreckage of the Helifly company helicopter that disappeared while transporting cash last week in Colombia, the air force said....>>

• Argentina To Buy Chinese APC, Warships

Argentina is expected to buy the Chinese Norinco VN1 wheeled armoured personnel carrier (APC) and sign a deal to co-produce the P18 export corvette during a February 3-5 visit of A...>>

• France Offers $500 Million Mirage 2000-5F Mulitrole Aircraft To Colombia

France has offered 18 Dassault Mirage 2000-5F multirole aircraft for $500 million to Columbia....>>

• South Korean FA-50 to Bid in Peru

South Korea is seeking to bid in Peru’s Fighter purchase program worth US$1 billion with its FA-50 light attack aircraft. “We’ve been pushing to sell 24 units of the FA-50 to Peru,...>>

• Peru to Buy Two C-27J Spartans For $116.28 million

Finmeccanica Alenia Aermacchi signed a contract valued at around US$116.28 million with the Peruvian Ministry of Defense to supply two C-27J Spartan tactical airlifters....>>


       info@xairforces.net Webmaster: REFLX DESIGN - © 2011 xairforces / Aviation Society,