The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress Nov. 8 of a possible $74 million Foreign Military Sale to Peru work on two C-130E aircraft and associated equipment and support.

The prime contractor for the refurbishment is undetermined at this time.

Peru has requested a possible sale for the modification and refurbishment of two C-130E aircraft being provided as Excess Defense Articles to include: aircraft ferry, spare and repair parts, support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical data, U.S. government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support.

This proposed sale will enable the Peruvian air force to modernize its aging aircraft and enhance its capacity to support humanitarian efforts in the region, DSCA said in a statement. Peru occupies a strategic location in South America, and the sale of refurbishment support for its EDA grant C-130 aircraft will improve Peru’s efforts in conducting maritime interdiction operations, improve its ability to execute counter-narcotics and counterterrorism capabilities, and ensure Peru’s overall ability to maintain the integrity of its borders.

Additionally, this transfer will enhance the Peruvian military’s ability to support to Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) efforts. Peru, which already has C-130 and L-100 aircraft in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing these additional aircraft into its armed forces.