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Russian supplies for the Air Force of Peru

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Recently, Peru received four combat helicopters repaired in Russia. This is the first part of seven Mi-25s that have been renovated and upgraded as part of a $ 20 million contract, the execution of which will increase the service life of helicopters by another seven years. The Mi-25 is the export version of the Mi-24 helicopter.



Eight years ago, Russia offered Peru a loan of $ 250 million dollars for the repair and modernization of transport, combat helicopters and Russian-made aircraft. Successful negotiations allowed to conclude a few more deals to keep Peru’s military aircraft in working order. Four years ago, a contract was signed in $ 110 million to upgrade 18 and Peruvian MiG-29 fighters. This should put an end to the series of failed military procurement.

Russian supplies for the Air Force of Peru


It all started in 1995 after the Peruvian-Ecuador War. Frustrated by the result of this conflict, Peru's leadership in 1996 purchased in Belarus for US $ 350 millions of used MiG-29 fighters and Su-25 attack aircraft. Russia was outraged that the deal was made with Belarus, not Russia, and refused to service these aircraft (spare parts, technical support and modernization). However, after two years of negotiations, Russia was forced to agree to provide technical services, and also sold three more MiG-29 to Peru.



Over time, it became clear that MiGs are not fully combat-ready. The flaws became apparent in 2001, when the MiG-29 crashed before the eyes of the anti-corruption commission, which checked the flight readiness of fighters. The cause of the accident was recognized as a generator, which the pilot could not turn on before the flight. Another MiG-29 was lost in the 1997 year. Russia indicated that all MiG-29 purchased in Belarus were old models, and that this problem could be solved. As a result, all the old MiG-29 were repaired and became more reliable and safe in operation. Russia also provided a clear lesson on how important it is for military aircraft to receive technical support from the manufacturer.
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http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairfo/articles/20121029.aspx
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  1. sv-sakh
    sv-sakh 2 November 2012 06: 46
    +3
    Technique definitely needs maintenance and a point.
    Those who save on the risk of losing the car.
    And this applies not only to aviation, but also to private auto transport.
    Again, passing THAT at a private trader in the garage, you can run into counterfeit and simply inept handling.
    What's new here? Miser pays twice...
    1. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB 2 November 2012 10: 45
      +1
      A couple of dozen of these "Peru" and I think everything will be fine)
    2. sergey32
      sergey32 2 November 2012 11: 08
      0
      Then you can do your own car in your garage. Cheap and reliable. The main thing is not to drink before work, otherwise you will have to redo it.
  2. Lavrik
    Lavrik 2 November 2012 06: 53
    +4
    Although not large, but still a market for our weapons. And you need to conquer them as much as possible.
    1. aksakal
      aksakal 2 November 2012 07: 10
      0
      Quote: Lavrik
      Although not large, but still a market for our weapons. And you need to conquer them as much as possible.

      - I agree
  3. Vanek
    Vanek 2 November 2012 06: 57
    0
    Duck can offer them and ILs (tankers) to offer? But what if???
    1. Sergh
      Sergh 2 November 2012 07: 07
      +2
      Quote: Vanek
      Duck can offer them and ILs (tankers) to offer? But what if???

      Vanya, I'm sitting in front of you! Why are you talking to yourself or do you agree with Peru on the planes about the planes ... do you ask again during the break? So ... this one, of course, I’ll joke around my neighborhood, when suddenly someone in the garage is pushed too much.

      Well, Hochmach!
      1. Vanek
        Vanek 2 November 2012 07: 18
        +1
        And what is Hochmach?

        Yesterday, India did not buy IL. Why is Peru worse than India? Are MiGs being repaired? Are being repaired. Let them buy refueling.

        Quote: Sergh
        Well, Hochmach!


        What is true is true. Laugh I love.
    2. Wedmak
      Wedmak 2 November 2012 08: 03
      +2
      Where are they there to refuel? And for what? There, the MiG with hanging tanks from north to south will fly by.
      1. Vanek
        Vanek 2 November 2012 08: 11
        0
        The main thing for us to sell. And they should buy it. Let them think about its application.
        1. Wedmak
          Wedmak 2 November 2012 11: 54
          0
          Please do not take the example of the capitalists. "The main thing is to sell .." Well, who will we be after that? The same p-and-n-d-o-s-s, as in America.
    3. VAF
      VAF 2 November 2012 14: 23
      0
      Quote: Vanek
      Duck can offer them and ILs (tankers) to offer?


      Vanya, and what do we have Ilya (tankers) for sale ????

      Well ka from now on .. more info bully
  4. Dimani
    Dimani 2 November 2012 07: 15
    0
    ak ... this one, of course, I’ll joke around my neighborhood, suddenly someone in the garage is pushed



    I have if cho. Only him without wings! smile
    1. Vanek
      Vanek 2 November 2012 07: 20
      0
      Quote: Dimani
      Only him without wings!


      Garage or what?

      Quote: Vanek
      Laugh I love.


      Nothing personal. Humor.
  5. King
    King 2 November 2012 08: 13
    +1
    The potential of the arms market in Latin America is huge. it is necessary to increase exports to this region crowding out competitors by all means
  6. Edward72
    Edward72 2 November 2012 10: 00
    0
    The Peruvians probably do not know the Russian proverb: "A miser pays - twice." Yes, apparently in time they realized it.
  7. ikrut
    ikrut 3 November 2012 03: 24
    +1
    So they recently swung to buy 3 pieces of T-50.
    How did the hunchback say to Sharapov in the "Meeting place .."? "Well, I won't give you three thousand, and I won't give you two, but I'll give you a thousand." Maybe here too ... T-50, no, Su-35 - also not, but something simpler - let them buy ?
  8. NEMO
    NEMO 3 November 2012 23: 13
    0
    The flaws became apparent in 2001 when the MiG-29 crashed in front of the anti-corruption commissionconducting a flight readiness test of fighters.


    In Russian this is the "general effect" !!!
    Our MiG knows when and how to behave laughing

    Russia also provided a visual lesson on how important it is for military aircraft to receive technical support from a manufacturer.
  9. Belo_ticketnik
    Belo_ticketnik 5 November 2012 14: 52
    +1
    gentlemen, the article seems to be a typo; the export designation mi-24 seems to be mi-35?
    1. igor67
      igor67 5 November 2012 15: 16
      +1
      Belo_ticketnik,
      There is not much difference, on previous versions of mi 35 (24) subwoofer chassis the difference was only in the filling, and that is not significant
      1. Belo_ticketnik
        Belo_ticketnik 9 November 2012 16: 12
        0
        Definitely not a typo)

        On the basis of the Mi-24D, an export version of the Mi-25 was created, which differed in a slightly different composition of on-board equipment. The helicopter was intended for deliveries to states that were not part of the Warsaw Pact countries. The Mi-25 entered service with Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, India, Iraq, Cambodia, North Korea, Ethiopia, Cuba, Libya, Nicaragua, Peru, Yemen, Syria and Vietnam.