Peru’s President Ollanta Humala participated in the ceremony marking the official presentation of the Type 90B multiple rocket launcher system aimed at equipping and training purposes for the benefit of the Peruvian Army’s Artillery compound.
These types of 122mm 40-tube China-made weapons are mounted on a special truck. Likewise, the missiles can meet targets located at a range between 20 and 40 kilometers, it was announced.
The official ceremony, held at the Lima Military Academy, saw the participation of Defense Minister Jakke Valakivi.
The Chief of Joint Armed Forces, Admiral Jorge Moscoso; the General Commander of the Peruvian Army, Ronald Hurtado; the General Commander of the Peruvian Navy, Edmundo Deville and the General Comander of the Air Force, Dante Arevalo, also participated in the ceremony as did other officials and authorities.
In his speech, the Army General Commander thanked the government for the concretizing the deal, which led to the weapon acquisition.
Likewise, he assured the modern artillery will lead to modernizing the Army’s weapon and service capacities.
After the ceremony, President Humala and Minister Valakivi headed to the Peruvian Army Artillery Academy to unveil the plaque, which will remain as the symbol of this acquisition.
According to the Defense Ministry, the 27 rocket launchers will enable to boost training of Army officials, who have been educated abroad, so those will share the acquired knowledge with their colleagues.
In the event, the government-made acquisition of a new satellite, KT-1P aircrafts, MI171-F helicopters and a Navy Vessel, among other tools were highlighted.