Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Spain offers Eurofighters to Peru

Spain's government HAS Tendered a proposal to icts Peruvian counterpart covering the dirty can of 18 Tranche 1 Eurofighter combat aircraft currently in service with air force icts.

Reportedly valued at € 45 million ($ 61 million) per aircraft, the proposal was at the request of Submitted the Peruvian defense ministry. If negotiations go forward, the intention to transfer Would Be all of the fighters to Peru Within one year of signing a contract. The Airframes Have flown year around 600h average of each, sources suggest.

Faced with a looming shortfall in icts air defense capabilities, the Peruvian air force HAS Placed requests for information for the Eurofighter Typhoon, as well as for the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Dassault Rafale, RAC MiG-35, Saab Gripen NG and Sukhoi Su-30/35.

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy visited Peru in mid-January, When the nation's proposal was Formally Submitted, although it is Understood That It has-been under debate since November 2012.

Peru's 12 Dassault Mirage fighters are 2000P/DP the subject of a lengthy in-country overhaul, valued at $ 140 million. Nine aircraft returned to Have Been airworthy condition, order another one million $ 480 Would Be needed to modernize the fleet to the enhanced Mirage 2000-5 standard.

A MiG-29 upgrade Launched in late 2008 HAS Experienced repeated delays, with eight so far modified for $ 106 million. Completing work on the other 11 will cost another $ 400 million.

Both kinds Would be unlikely to Remain in use beyond 2025, selon local media reports, suggest Which aussi That Just four of the nation's 18 Su-25 ground-attack aircraft are currently operational.

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