TSAMTO, February 22. Two ordered Peruvian air force attack helicopters Mi-35P will be delivered to the customer in March this year, the agency "Altair" citing the Peruvian Air Force Commander Carlos samam .
The contract between the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Rosoboronexport" and the Ministry of Defense of Peru for the purchase of six Mi-171SH and two Mi-35P was signed in Lima on July 22 last year. It is planned that the new Russian helicopters will be deployed in the south-east of the country, and used in the fight against drug trafficking.
Currently, the Air Force of Peru are 16 helicopters Mi-24D. Opportunities obsolete helicopters are limited, especially at night and in poor visibility.
In accordance with the plan of modernization of the Air Force of Peru for 2007-2011., Four Mi-24D had to be upgraded, in particular, will be replaced and extended flight avionics computer resources.
Over the past few years, the government troops during combat operations against drug traffickers as a result of accidents lost two helicopters. Their type is not reported. It is possible that the new machines will replace lost or obsolete Mi-24D.