Peruvian Naval Aviation
|Peruvian Naval Aviation
(Fuerza de Aviacion Naval)
|Active||1919 - today|
|Part of||Peruvian Navy|
|Motto||Non deserit alta|
|Vice Admiral José Luís Gavidia Arrascue|
|Attack helicopter||Agusta ASH-3D
|Utility helicopter||Bell UH-3H
|Patrol||Fokker 60 MPA
Beechcraft 200T Super King Air
|Transport||Fokker 60 UTA
The Peruvian Naval Aviation (Spanish: Fuerza de Aviación Naval) is the air branch of the Peruvian Navy. It was originally formed in 1919 as the Naval Aviators Corps (Cuerpo de Aviadores Navales) but was merged in 1932 with the Peruvian Army Aviation. The service was recreated under its current name on July 3, 1963. It is currently made up of three operational squadrons and the Naval Aviation School (Escuela de Aviación Naval). The squadrons are distributed among three bases: Lima-Callao, which is part of Lima's Jorge Chávez International Airport, San Juan de Marcona and Pucallpa.
- Grupo Aeronaval No.1
- Escuadrón de Instrucción
Training squadron based at San Juan de Marcona.
- Escuadrón de Exploración
Reconnaissance and maritime surveillance squadron.
- Escuadrón de Transporte
- 2 Fokker 60 UTA
- 2 Antonov An-32B
- 1 Beechcraft 200T Super King Air
- 1 Cessna 206 Stationair
- 2 Mil Mi-8
- Escuadrón de Ataque
Attack squadron, based at Lima-Callao and naval units.
- 3 Bell 206B
- 5 Agusta AB.212ASW - Embarked on the Lupo class frigates.
- 3 Agusta-Sikorsky ASH-3D Sea King
|Maritime patrol aircraft|
|Beechcraft Super King Air||United States||maritime surveillance aircraft||B200T||4||equipped with surface-search radar and cameras for coastal surveillance and EEZ duties, the entire fleet received a complete upgrade of sensors and systems, finished in December 2010|
|Fokker F27||Netherlands||maritime patrol aircraft||F27-200||1||used by the Peruvian Coast Guard|
|Fokker 60||Netherlands||maritime patrol aircraft||Fokker 60 MPA||2||two aircraft acquired on February 23, 2010, delivered on June 8, 2010. equipped with surface-search radar and electronic countermeasures.|
|Enstrom F-28||United States||training helicopter||F-28F||6||Six acquired in January, 2008; all delivered before July. One lost in a training accident on July 9, 2009. Additional one acquired in 2010 for US$ 506,000.|
|Bell 206 JetRanger||United States||training helicopter||Bell 206B||2||at least four acquired since 1982 from U.S.; one crashed in April 2002. Remaining 2 units receive a Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) in February 2012, as a part of the NVIS upgrade program for the aircraft fleet, which includes cockpit modifications, NGV googles and training.|
|Bell 212||Italy||OTHT / ASW helicopter||AB‑212ASW||5||six transferred from Italy in 1976.
two upgraded with RDR-1700B ISAR radars in 2009.
|Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King||Italy||ASuW / ASW helicopter||ASH-3D||3||four delivered in 1978, two in 1979, and four ordered in 1984; deliveries of only the first six confirmed. All but first four virtually identical in capability to Italian ASH-3Hs; equipped to carry AM 39 Exocet anti-ship missiles.|
|Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King||United States||SAR helicopter||UH-3H||2+4||six acquired from the US Foreign Military Sales program along with 12 GE T58-GE-40 engines for US$ 6 millions. First two delivered in December, 2010.|
|Mil Mi-8||Russia||transport helicopter||Mi-8T||2||four acquired from Hungary in 1992.
one damaged beyond repair in a crash during the rescue operations near Pisco after the 2007 Peru earthquake.
|Beechcraft T-34 Mentor||United States||training aircraft||T-34C-1||5||six purchased in 1978; replaced surviving T-34As.|
|Fokker 60||Netherlands||utility aircraft||Fokker 60 UTA||2||two aircraft and spare parts kit acquired on September 23, 2010|
|Antonov An-32||Ukraine||transport aircraft||An-32B||2||acquired from Hungary in 1994, fitted with ventral racks for general-purpose bombs, antisubmarine torpedoes and depth charges.|
|Beechcraft Super King Air||United States||MEDEVAC/liaison aircraft||B200T||1|
|Cessna 206 Stationair||United States||liaison aircraft||Cessna 206||1|
|de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter||Canada||seaplane||DHC-6-100||1||used by the Peruvian Coast Guard.|
- PDF. December 26, 2008.
- marina.mil.pe: (Spanish) Convenio Específico para la transferencia de aeronaves entre Holanda y Perú
- Andina: (Spanish) Incorporan a la Marina de Guerra del Perú dos aviones Fokker comprados a Holanda
- Skycontrol.net: Enstrom Helicopter Corp. Completes Training of the Peruvian Navy
- Programas de modernización y principales adquisiciones de las FAS de Perú. defensa.com (2011-05-12). Retrieved on 2011-05-15.
- Peruvian Navy Completes NVG Training, Modifications, Goggle Purchases with Aviation Specialties Unlimited. verticalmag.com (2012-02-06). Retrieved on 2012-02-10.
- Andina: (Spanish) Marina de Guerra refuerza equipos con cuatro aeronaves adquiridas a Holanda
- PDF (36 KB). September 23, 2010
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