The two Hercules KC-130H transport aircraft acquired by the Peruvian Air Force in Spain take off today from Zaragoza Air Base (Spain) for Peru. According to the information gathered by , both ships responsible for air force crews have scheduled stops at the airports of Gran Canaria (GCLP), Amilcar Cabral (GVAC) in Cape Verde, Cayena-Rochambeau (SOCA) in Guyana and Ernesto scheduled Cortissoz (SKBQ) in Barranquilla (Colombia) to land in Jorge Chvez (SPJC) in Lima (Peru) on the afternoon of the 5th Friday.
The Peruvian Defense Ministry approved a few days ago, through Ministerial Resolution No. 031-2021-DE, an increase in the institutional budget of around $ 35 million to allow the Air Force to complete the takeover of the two KC-130H Hercules. Both ships, which were manufactured in 1981 and marked with the registration numbers TK10-11 (MSN 4871) and TK10-12 (MSN 4874), belonged to the Air Force, which operated in Wing 31 of Zaragoza Air Base. The sale to Peru was approved by the Council of Ministers of the Spanish government on December 1st.
Upon arrival in Peru, the KC-130H will be assigned to Air Group No. 8, whose flight crews and maintenance personnel received the relevant training in mid-November. The inclusion of the KC-130H, the acquisition of which is part of the acquisition program of two multi-purpose aircraft to optimize the medium-strategic air traffic service, unique code N 2487807 – enables the Air Force not only to increase the transport and evacuation capacities of the passengers necessary to avoid the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic, but will be able to return after nearly two decades to conduct aerial refueling operations with the Cessna A-37B, Mirage 2000 and MiG-29SMP.
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