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Russia has launched a military partnership project with its Cold War ally Cuba, amid rising tensions over US plans to deploy an anti-missile system in Europe.
Russian contractors are to supply production equipment for manufacturing 6.52-mm rifle rounds, Kommersant daily reports. Cuban arms plant called Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara will also receive a license and technology for recycling used ammo.
The daily cites its sources as saying that Havana officials decided to purchase the equipment after visiting a similar production line in Venezuela. The insider did not reveal any details
Originally posted by alchemist2012
reply to post by Aloysius the Gaul
True it is not that stunning,but why the need to 1.manufacture ammo a half a world away and 2.why does cuba need to make ammo and last but not least maybe the current stockpile of Russian ammo is not enough for the upcoming need or maybe they plan on doind something closer and not have to wait for a supply drop
Originally posted by concernedcitizen519
Seems like it's just a matter of time until we find some nukes there....again.
Russia is considering the use of bases in Cuba for its nuclear bombers, in a move that revives memories of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, according to reports in a Russian newspaper.
Russian military sources said that Moscow is contemplating using Cuba as a refuelling base for its nuclear-bomb carrying aircraft. The move would be in retaliation for the Bush administration's plan to site a missile defence shield in Europe.