Fleet Survey Su-25 operators Part 6
Alexander Mladenov concludes our series profiling Su-25 operators around the world, examining two of the Frogfoot’s more exotic customers: Peru and North Korea.
The Peruvian air arm, the Fuerza Aérea del Perú (FAP), took delivery of 18 ex-Belarusian Su-25s in 1998, including ten single-seaters and eight two-seaters. Originally built for Soviet service between 1987 and 1991, the aircraft equipped Escuadrón Aéreo 112 of Grupo Aéreo 11, stationed at Talara-El Pato air base in northwest Peru. Not long after their arrival, these Frogfoots saw use in combat, in an innovative role, intercepting narcotics-carrying aircraft.