Peru seeks naval missile systems from US

30 August 2011 (Last Updated August 30th, 2011 18:30)

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has informed Congress of a possible Sale of Nato SeaSparrow surface missile systems (NSSMS) to Peru. The $50m foreign military sale includes four mk57 mod 10 NSSMS without RIM-7 missiles, MK57 Installation and check out kits, spare and repair

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has informed Congress of a possible Sale of Nato SeaSparrow surface missile systems (NSSMS) to Peru.

The $50m foreign military sale includes four mk57 mod 10 NSSMS without RIM-7 missiles, MK57 Installation and check out kits, spare and repair parts, as well as support and test equipment.

The proposed sale is expected to enhance Peru's capability to meet present and future threats of enemy anti-ship weapons.

According to the agency, Peru will use the upgraded mk57 mod 10 NSSMS on its four Lupo Class frigates bought from Italy in 2004.