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MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia will sell three submarines to Venezuela in a deal to be inked when President Hugo Chavez visits next month, a Russian news agency reported Friday.
Interfax cited an unnamed military-industrial official as saying that the subs would be diesel-electric models, of the "Varshavyanka" class, known under NATO terms as a Kilo-class sub.
A spokesman for state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport had no comment; no one answered the phones at the Venezuelan Embassy in Moscow
Originally posted by LLoyd45
It appears that Chavez is following through on his plans to purchase nine submarines for their navy.
According to the article, Caracas has already purchased somewhere in the neighborhood of $3 billion in arms from Russia, which include military helicopters, Kalashnikov rifles, Sukhoi fighter jets and other weaponry. Sounds like Chavez is getting ready for a fight.
I Wonder who he fears will invade his country..
Make no mistake, I like Chavez....but he is shuffling too much attention and to the outsiders he is being portrayed as a villain, but in reality he is just another block of the same deceptive poker game, and who better to obtain deals for the scroundels, than an insider from the outsiders club. This is an old game being replayed for a new audience.
(visit the link for the full news article)
Mod edit: Fixed link
[edit on 4/4/2008 by watch_the_rocks]