PERU: MOVING AHEAD WITH ARMS DEALS

Created: 10/4/1996

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Intelligence

Office of Transruilioruil Security and6

Peru: Moving Ahead with Arms Deals

Peru is buyingighters from Russia amiurface-lo-alrUkraine^

[These arms purchases most Bkcly would iipser peace efforts with Ecuador and couldontentious bsue at the American Defense Ministers' Conference in early October. |

Fighter Acquisition

Peru it in the process of acquiringfighters from Russia'

stale-owned arms export company,

BeJlechexpott,roviding flight training and is likely serving as the official seller of Ihc fighters

Training. In mid-September,light trainingclarussian airfield was interrupted becausehortage of fuel. The Swiss and Peruvian brokers involved in lhe deal planned to supply funds so training could continue.

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APPROVES PO* RELEASE DATE: 4

Delivery. |

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Air Defense Equipment

brokers Ukrainianurface-to-air

The Penman Air Force0 million contraci wilh Peruvian and Swiss arms brokers in[ or launcheis.and (raining equipment.

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