United States and Peru sign Non-Lethal Aerial Interception Agreement
The United States and Peru signed the Non-Lethal Aerial Interception Agreement that will jointly address shared security challenges, including the fight against illicit drug trafficking and transnational organized crime.
The Non-Lethal Aerial Interception Agreement aligns with U.S. and international law and will enter into force when both parties complete the necessary domestic procedures.
The term “Aerial Interception” means the act by a tracker or interceptor aircraft of approaching and remaining near an aircraft, with the goal of identifying that aircraft and, if necessary, directing it back to its planned route, escorting it out of restricted or prohibited airspace, or instructing it to land. Aerial interdiction is not permitted under this agreement. U.S. assistance will not be used to damage, destroy, disable, or threaten civil aircraft in service.