Peruvian Defence Minister José Huerta Torres met with the Peruvian Congress Budget Commission on 29 October, requesting about USD2.3 million for fiscal year 2019, the ministry announced via a press release. The main objectives of the armed forces will be to respond to natural disasters, combat terrorism, and reduce drug trafficking.
Several platforms will be acquired for the three services, including 20 MAN tactical trucks for troop movements and 20 multipurpose 8×8 trucks for the army (Ejército del Perú). The air force (Fuerza Aérea del Perú) will acquire two C-27 Spartan transport aircraft and two radars of an unspecified type.
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