Rosoboronexport could help Peru save $12.5m with R-312ATs radios delivery

11 October 2016 (Last Updated October 11th, 2016 18:30)

Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport could help Peru's Ministry of Defense save more than $12.5m by delivering R-312ATs radios.

Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport could help Peru's Ministry of Defense save more than $12.5m by delivering R-312ATs radios.

The radios are being delivered to meet the requirements of the country's Army Communications Service.

The state-run agency said that radio equipment was being provided as part of the Industrial and Social Compensation Program – Offset Agreement, which is part of a deal to purchase 24 Mi-171Sh helicopters.

"The systems can be effectively integrated into the Peruvian Armed Forces’ communications monitoring and control application."

Equipped with GPS receivers, the R-312AT multi role radios are compatible with those used in the Peruvian Armed Forces, including British-made Selex SSR-400 radios.

Peru will also be able to use radios with other foreign-made communications security modules.

The systems can be effectively integrated into the Peruvian Armed Forces’ communications monitoring and control application, therefore maximising efficiency and minimising risk during special operations in the country's VRAEM zone.

The radios are currently the only certified devices for establishing secure communications between Russian helicopters and ground units, Rosoboronexport said in a statement.

Rosoboronexport may demonstrate the capabilities of the radios for Peruvian specialists in Russia.

Russia would also provide $1m in funding towards the construction of a helicopter training centre, if eight offset projects agreed with the Ministry of Defense of Peru in July 2015 are implemented.