The President of the [Peruvian] Republic, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, officiated this morning the official ceremony for the delivery of the final KT-1P training aircraft co-produced by our country and the Republic of Korea.
"I am very happy to be in front of the plane number 20 produced between Korea and Peru. Let it be an example for our industry and our technology to advance," said the head of state at Las Palmas Air Base.
"This is the result of a state policy; A policy we are going to follow, to have a strong defense, well organized and well equipped," added the president of the Nation.
The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Defense, Jorge Nieto Montesinos; the general commander of the FAP, General of the Air Javier Ramírez Guillén; the Korean ambassador to Peru, Jang Geun Ho; and the chairman of Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), Ha Sung Yong, among other guests.
The aircraft is part of the 20 acquired for pilot training based on a Government-to-Government contract signed between Peru and the Republic of Korea in November 2012, which also included technology transfer, a parts manufacturing plant and a flight simulator.
Under the agreement, the first four aircraft were manufactured at KAI facilities in Korea, while the other 16 were co-produced by KAI and the Peruvian Air Force Maintenance Service (Seman) in our country.
The KT-1P is a turboprop aircraft designed for the primary training of pilots. It has a 950-horsepower turboprop engine, which generates a top speed of up to 648 kilometers per hour. It could cover a distance of 1,700 kilometers without refueling.
With a length of 10 meters, this aircraft has the ability to perform tactical support missions. It has a cabin with multifunction screens, BFI panel and oxygen generation system, among other novelties, with state-of-the-art technology.
KAI delivers humanitarian aid for victims
At the end of the ceremony, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and Minister Jorge Nieto Montesinos received from the President of KAI a large batch of humanitarian aid for the victims of the rains and the hurricane, consisting of 30 thousand bottles of water of 7 liters each One, 1422 polar blankets, 533 packs of diapers of 48 units each and 1738 mattresses.