THE PERUVIAN Air Force is currently evaluating several aircraft to replace its medium size transport fleet, currently comprised of Antonov An-32 of the Escuadrón de Transporte 842 of the Grupo Aéreo de Transporte 8. Most of the An-32 are currently out of service at its Lima-Callao air base and need to be replaced. Currently under consideration are the Alenia C-27J Spartan and the Airbus Military C-295 which have both been tested in Peru, while Antonov is also offering the An-74T, but the force prefers a turboprop model.
To increase the Hercules fleet, the force is also studying the possibility of ordering up to six C-130J Hercules in three batches of two planes each, while Embraer has offered the KC-390 to replace the entire Hercules fleet. Santiago Rivas