Earlier last year the Peruvian President supported the purchase of KT-1 by FAP, and said he would consult the defense ministry first before confirming the deal. Apparently the defense ministry too supports the KT-1 purchase.The Ministry of Defense of Peru announces the production of parts and assembly of light attack aircraft KT-1
(Infodefensa.com) P. Watson, Lima - Peru's defense minister, Daniel Mora, announced the upcoming local production of spare parts and assembling a set of training aircraft and light attack, presumably from the turbo-prop, also in local workshops.
The Government of Peru has been in negotiations with the South Korean company KoreaAerospace Industries (KAI) to acquire the training plane KT-1, produced by the company, a fact which shows that have led to the implementation of an assembly line production of parts, "a few hundred pieces to be manufactured in the country," according to the Peruvian official.
Still pending official confirmation, however, the minister said that the performance of selected aircraft are similar to the Tucano, Embraer Brazilian company that is operated by the Air Force of Peru (FAP). In this Mantero, the announced acquisition of aircraft Supertucanos would have been suspended.
The result of the bid will be announced in a few months, and if the sale of KT-1P goes through, it will be conducted under local production and assembly and technology transfer agreement. The configuration will likely be similar to KT-1T (Turkish variant of KT-1C) to provide light attack capabilities.
Good news for all. This should give Peru's military industry a big boost. It seems like South Korea is starting to make it's mark as a major arms exporter.
Would be a good OV-10 replacement for Philippines. The ToT and local assembly line would initiate an almost non-existent aviation industry.
i really wanna see comparison with super tucano
Engine: P&W PT6A-62 (950 HP)
Max speed: 648 km/hr
Cruise speed: 500 km/hr
Range (Int. fuel only): 1,688 km
Service ceiling: 38,000 ft.(11,500 m)
Loiter time: up to 5 hrs
g limits(clean): +7/-3.5
g limits(armed): +4.5/-2.3
Empty weight: 1,910 kg
Max TOW (clean): 2,540 kg
Max TOW (armed): 3,311 kg
weapons loading: 771 kg
hardpoints: 4 underwings, 1 under fuselage; no internal guns but can use gunpods
Others: HUD, NVIS, MK ejector seats, OBOGS, anti-G, cabin pressured, dual-mission computer, can be fitted with FLIR, open architecture
Engine: P&W PT6A-68/3 (1,600 HP)
Max speed: 593 km/hr
Cruise speed: 530 km/hr
Range (Int. fuel only??): 1,500 km
Range (Int.+Ext fuel tanks??): 4,800km
Service ceiling: 35,000 ft.(10,670 m)
Loiter time: up to 6.5 hrs
g limits(clean): +7/-3.5
g limits(armed): ??
Empty weight: 3,020 kg
Max TOW (armed): 5,200 kg
max ext. loading : 1,500 kg
hardpoints: 4 underwings, 1 under fuselage; with 1 built-in int. machine gun (12.7mm) on each wing
Others: Kevlar armor around cockpit, HUD, NVIS, ejector seats, OBOGS, anti-G, cabin pressured, dual-mission computer, can be fitted with FLIR, MAA-1 Piranha short-range infrared guided air-to-air missile, *open architecture??
KAI's offer to Peru: $200 million for 25 planes, ToT, local assembly, local spare parts production
Embrear's offer to Peru: $150 million for 10 planes, sharing of technology, industrial cooperation
icefrog have you got any more details about the payload of the planes, because I think the Super Tucano can use the AGM-65 Maverick and the AIM9 Sidewinder.
If you look at TAI Hurkus program KAI does make a trustworthy promise that it can actively help Peru and other customers become self-sufficient in prop trainer development in a relatively short span of time, if the customer is serious about committing itself to a prop trainer self-sufficiency program. This, along with the relatively cheaper cost of the planes, will become the major buying points of KT-1 depending on what objective the customer intends to achieve with the plane. Capability-wise KT-1C and Super Tucano are not really in the same class.
Looks like Peru already made the decision to buy KT-1s. According to my source, 24 units to be all assembled in Peru by Peruvian repair station SEMAN. They will also be producing 500-600 spare parts.
Here is the most recent news.IN FOCUS: Latin America re-arms air combat fleets
The most significant step in this process came in late 2011, when Minister of Defence Daniel Mora confirmed the acquisition of a surprise new trainer and light attack fighter to replace its fleet of Cessna A-37 Dragonflys - the Korea Aerospace Industries KT-1 Woong-Bee.
It had once seemed inevitable that Peru would eventually buy the Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano - to the point that Brazil's ministry of defence announced in February 2011 that Peru was in talks to buy 10 EMB-314s in a deal valued at $150 million.
However, something changed in Peru's decision-making process, and now the country's air force expects to take delivery of 24 KT-1s from South Korea.
Peru's decision clearly had nothing to do with comparative combat performance. The KT-1 is widely considered a robust trainer, but it is powered by an engine slightly more than half the size of the Super Tucano's powerplant.
The key to the deal may well have been cost, as the KT-1 is valued at less than half the price of the Super Tucano.
South Korea also agreed to allow Peru's local industry to participate in the acquisition. Peru's SEMAN repair station is reportedly assembling all 24 KT-1s for the air force, and is also producing between 500 and 600 parts of the aircraft.
The negotiation is at its last minute adjustments, including the shared use of the Korean KOMPSAT satellites as part of the industrial offset, and sending some ROKAF KT-1s to Peru to begin training Peruvian pilots and instructors until KT-1Ps are delivered.Peru continued negotiations with Korea Aerospace Industries for turbo-prop aircraft KT-1
(Infodefensa.com) P. Watson, Lima - Peru Air Force (PAF) and the corporation Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) agreed to set up an assembly line at the port of Pisco, about 300 kilometers south of Lima, which operates Air Group No 51, unit responsible for pilot training activities of PAF.
Of the 24 units of the turbo-prop aircraft, the ongoing negotiations involving the delivery of two to four units, ceded in use for training of crews, between two and four would be produced on the premises of KAI and difference would be assembled in the new local assembly line, with a view to the progressive production of parts and manufacturing a number of additional aircraft. The proposed acquisition of training aircraft is intended to standardize the different aircraft used in military institutions, including the National Police of Peru, to optimize resources, reduce costs and times, and pilots have similar capabilities in the forces of Peruvian security, able to interoperate with each other in joint missions.
I'm pretty sure it would be in the the technology transfer and expanded industrial cooperation that KT-1 has outdone Super Tucano, if it's finally selected. Turkey also changed its original decision to cooperate with Embraer, to now with KAI and other Korean industries, due to the same factors.
Analysts Skeptical as Turkey, Brazil Pursue Defense Cooperation
Embraer, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, has set its sights on the market for tactical military transport planes, dominated by the C-130 Hercules and its successors. Embraer’s debut in the Turkish market failed in 2007, when the company lost a $450 million contract to South Korean rival Korea Aerospace Industries for the co-production of about 50 trainer jets.
Follow-up detail on the negotiation:
Peru last purchase of 20 aircraft to the Korean KAI for $ 200 million
In order to avoid dispersion of resources and the multiplicity of efforts in training pilots Peruvian military fixed-wing aircraft, the Ministry of Defense of Peru and Peru's Air Force (PAF) would be close to concluding negotiations with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI).
The contract of sale involves the acquisition of 10 training aircraft KT-1P and 10 light attack aircraft KA-1P, with 2 other KT-1 aircraft assigned in use for the induction platform service. The total contract amount, according to The Republic, 200 million dollars, which would be paid in four armed until 2016, making the transaction a contract multianual.En place to make payments in 24 months, the payment would be 30%, effective in August 2012, another 50% will be disbursed in February 2013, 10% in February 2014 and 10% end in September 2016. The program associated with industrial compensation covers 100% of the contract value.
Apparently, the FAP was planning to deploy the assembly line in Las Palmas Air Base located in the city of Lima, however, the Government has decided to deploy the air base Captain Renan Elias Olivera of the city of Pisco, home of training group of FAP, which entails additional costs.
A Korean delegation in Lima assessing the feasibility of the final terms of the contract, including the issue of licensing, production and marketing of additional aircraft. The contract has the potential approval of the office of the presidency of the Republic.
It is worth noting that in the experimental aircraft market are available propeller training aircraft that fit the basic training aircraft BD-4BP Kuntur (assembled in Peru) and the KT-1, as well as jets that can play roles LIFT , and kits manufactured of aluminum or composite materials, ostensibly minor costs relating to products.