The State Department approved a possible $668 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) request to Peru for Reconditioned Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles and related support, equipment, and training.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential sale on Dec. 2.
Peru requested a possible sale of 178 Reconditioned Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles, 178 M2 Flex .50 Cal Machine Guns, and 178 Remote Weapon Stations (RWS).
Other requested equipment includes driver’s vision enhancers; Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation capability; sets of special tools testing equipment; associated M2 Flex spare parts and tripods; M6 Smoke Grenade launchers and associated spares; VIC-3 systems; Operators New Equipment Training (OPNET) and Field Level Maintenance Training (FLMNET); publications; training manuals; Contractor Field Service Representative support; contractor and concurrent spare parts; project office technical support; U.S. government technical assistance; packaging, crating, and handling; de-processing services for shipment; and associated transportation.
The primary contractor for the sale is General Dynamics [GD].
Peru will use these defense articles and services to modernize its armed forces, contributing to the military’s goal of updating its capabilities while enhancing interoperability with the U.S. and other allies and partners. DSCA highlighted this acquisition would support the first major step in Peru’s acquisition strategy to build a multi-dimensional brigade by 2030.
Implementation of this sale will require the temporary assignment of U.S. government or contractor representatives to Peru for up to three years.