First aircraft made in Peru to be presented today

Isabel Guerra

The first aircraft manufactured by Peru, designed to train pilots, will be presented Wednesday afternoon at the Second International Defense Technology Exhibition and Prevention of Natural Disasters (SITDEF) in Lima.

The plane is called Kuntur, in honor of the majestic Andean bird.

"It’s the start of a race that will lead us to manufacture more sophisticated aircrafts," says one of the officers who worked on this project.

The exhibition will be opened today at 18:30 hours (23.30 GMT), and will be held from May 21 to 24 at the General Army Headquarters in San Borja district.

The Peruvian Air Force (FAP), one of the exhibitors, will show the high technology level that it has reached through its operating units like the Maintenance Service (Seman).

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