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Peru Air Force May Buy 10 Embraer Planes, Brazil Ministry Says

February 14, 2012

Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Peru’s Air Force is considering buying 10 Super Tucano turboprop planes made by Embraer SA, the world’s fourth-biggest aircraft maker, Brazil’s Defense Ministry said.

Both countries will increase their cooperation in aerospace, including a possible upgrade of Peru’s current fleet of Tucano aircraft, the ministry said in a statement posted on its website.

Brazil’s Defense Minister Celso Amorim met his Peruvian counterpart Alberto Otarola Penaranda in Brasilia today to discuss military cooperation.

--Editors: Harry Maurer, Richard Jarvie

To contact the reporter on this story: Raymond Colitt in Brasilia Newsroom at rcolitt@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Joshua Goodman at jgoodman19@bloomberg.net


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