Kaman will remanufacture and upgrade four Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite helicopters for the Peruvian Navy under a contract with programme lead, General Dynamics Canada, announced on 20 November.
Kaman will also provide support for the operation of a fifth SH-2G Super Seasprite for the Peruvian Navy.
Peru is acquiring the aircraft under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Peruvian Ministry of National Defense and the Government of Canada’s international government-to-government contracting organisation, the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC). In addition to leading the programme, General Dynamics Canada will also provide the Integrated Mission System for the aircraft.
Gregory Steiner, president, Kaman Aerospace Group, said: ‘We are very pleased to support this effort to provide the Peruvian Navy with the advanced capabilities of the Super Seasprite. This is an important milestone for Kaman as it will extend the length of the SH-2 programme and provide additional long-term service and support revenues. In fact, upon delivery of these five aircraft to Peru, the SH-2 flying fleet will have grown by more than 40% in less than three years. We are pleased that Peru will become the latest military to place its confidence in the SH-2 platform and Kaman.’
Brian Fava, vice president, General Dynamics Canada, added: ‘We are pleased to be working with Kaman Corporation on this important programme. The successful delivery of this upgraded aircraft will greatly enhance the Peruvian Navy’s ability to conduct modern maritime missions.’
The SH-2G Super Seasprite is an advanced maritime weapon system and proven day/night/all-weather multi-mission helicopter designed to fulfil anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW), over the horizon targeting, surveillance, troop transport, vertical replenishment, search and rescue, and utility missions.