LIMA (Peru), October 28. / TASS /. Moscow is ready to supply fighter jets to Peru if the country requests them, said Alexander Mikheyev, CEO of Russian state arms dealer Rosoboronexport (which is part of state-owned Rostec), in a statement. interview given to TASS before the international defense exhibition SITDEF 2021.
“We reaffirm our readiness to supply new Russian fighter jets chosen by Peru”, he underlined.
According to Mikheyev, Russia is also willing to modernize Peru’s warplanes. “Russia is ready to ensure the modernization of the MiG-29 and Su-25 jets if Peru so requests,” said the CEO of Rosoboronexport.
Mikheyev stressed that in addition, Russia is ready to supply new Mil Mi-171Sh helicopters to the Latin American nation. “Russia is ready to supply Peru with as many Mil-171Sh helicopters as the country’s armed forces need to carry out their tasks, as well as to ensure the full maintenance cycle and a compensation program, and to train Peruvian specialists in their use. “, added the CEO of Rosoboronexport.
The Peruvian Air Force is equipped with Mikoyan MiG-29 multirole fighter jets, Sukhoi Su-25 jets and Mil Mi-171Sh-P military transport helicopters.
The SITDEF 2021 international defense fair takes place from October 28 to 31 in Lima, the capital of Peru.