Peru will order air defence missile systems POPRAD - Rafael Spyder SR and 3 AN/TPS-78 radars 2103124
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Defense News - Peru
|Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 09:22 AM|
|Peru will order air defence missile systems POPRAD - Rafael Spyder SR and 3 AN/TPS-78 radars.|
Bumar Group in consortium with the US company of Northrop Grumman and Israeli company of Rafael won a tender for supply of anti-aircraft system for the Peruvian Air Force worth 140 million USD. The delivery includes 150 mobile GROM anti-aircraft and 6 POPRAD anti-aircraft missile sets, 3 AN/TPS-78 Northrop Grumman early warning radars and Rafael Spyder SR and Python 5 Derby short and medium range missile batteries.
Polish POPRAD anti-aircraft air defense missile system mounted on a Land Rover light tactical vehicle
Over two years of activity of commercial services of Bumar sp. z o.o. in the Peruvian market resulted in Bumar’s taking part in a tender for short and medium range Anti-aircraft Defence System for the Air Force of the Republic of Peru. The initial inquiry of the customer was sent to more than 20 companies from around the world. Russian Rosoboronexport and the Chinese took part in the tender. Bumar offered its products along with Israeli RAFAEL and American Northrop Grumman Corp. within TRAID Consortium. The Tender Committee announced it had selected TRIAD Consortium because its offer had met all the technical and financial requirements.
Israeli Rafael Spyder SR short range surface-to-air defence missile system
The future anti-aircraft system of Peru, apart from the Polish missile sets, will include 3 AN/TPS-78 early warning radars with a range of 450 km, manufactured by the US company of Northrop Grumman, as well as Spyder SR and Python 5 Derby short and medium range missile batteries, produced by the Israeli company of Rafael.
Participation in the project alongside such magnates as Rafael and Northrop Grumman Corp., which is 2nd in the world rank of the largest manufacturers of armaments after Lockheed Martin, automatically positions Bumar as a resilient and reliable company, which is an equal partner to the largest weapons manufacturers in the world. “Participation in that project – through its importance to the Armed Forces of Peru – gives us opportunities in other projects in the area of supply of arms. We are going to benefit from our participation in the Peruvian market as much as we can” – President of Bumar, Mr. Edward E. Nowak commented on the success.
It is another large and prestigious export contract of the National Defence Concern for the supply of arms, which Bumar received in recent months. The complete system is to be delivered to the Peruvian Armed Forces within a maximum of 24 months from the date of signing the contract.
AN/TPS-78 Solid State Radar