Military Fighter Fires On An Alien Craft : New information has been released by Oscar Santa Maria Huertas, a commander of the Peruvian Air Force, regarding the incident that took place at 07:15 hours on 11 April, 1980, when he was orderd to fly his aircraft – a Sukhoi SU-22, the most technologically advanced fighter at the time – to knock a UFO out of the sky.
It was “a completely spherical object, it’s upper section resembled a cream-colored porcelain, with a round, broad, metallic-grey base, like that of an ashtray.”
The anomalous flying object flew at “great speed and was 10 meters in diameter, making it a very easy target to bring down.” This was recorded due to the fact that the flying object was passing over the La Joya military base in Arequipa, in the southern reaches of the Andean country, and the shooting it down was essential to keep it from gathering intelligence.
Within the geopolitical context, Peru had acquired the most advanced military technology from the Soviet Union, and keeping secret the nature of what they had acquired, and where it was kept, was essential.
It is important to remember that the military governments of the time armed themselves to such a degree that it was said they were about to go to war against Chile at any moment to recover lost territory.