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Peruvian army to open MI-17 maintenance center by October 2017

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World Defense & Security News - Peru
 
 
Peruvian army to open MI-17 maintenance center by October 2017
 
The opening of the new Aircraft Maintenance Center of the Peruvian Army (CEMAE, Centro de Mantenimiento Aeron·utico del Ejercito) is scheduled by October, the IHS Jane`s think-tank reports quoting the statement issued by the service on July 31.
     
The opening of the new Aircraft Maintenance Center of the Peruvian Army (CEMAE, Centro de Mantenimiento Aeron·utico del Ejercito) is scheduled by October, the IHS Jane`s think-tank reports quoting the statement issued by the service on July 31.(Source: Airliners.net)
     
According to the Peruvian Army, the Center is "78% completed". It has a square of 500,000 sq m. The center located in La Joya district (Arequipa region) comprises testing grounds and two hangars that can repair up to four helicopters simultaneously, IHS Jane`s says. Peru`s Armed Forces are satisfied with the Mi-17-family utility helicopters as they feature an advanced performance in mountainous terrain and the ability to operate successfully at high altitudes, the think-tank adds quoting a Peruvian Army source as saying.

According to the Military Balance 2017 handbook, the Peruvian military operates 19 Mi-17 helicopters.
     
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