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    Russia says S-300 deliveries to Venezuela pending

    Post  Russian Patriot on Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:39 am


    Russia says S-300 deliveries to Venezuela pending

    RIA Novosti

    11:48 22/02/2011

    ABU-DHABI, February 22 (RIA Novosti) - Deliveries of S-300 missile defense systems to Venezuela have been delayed, but will go ahead, an official at Rosoboronexport, Russia's state-owned arms export monopoly, said on Tuesday.

    In November, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said that Russia had agreed to lend his country over $4 billion to buy weapons.

    "There is a contract with Venezuela but it's not yet being implemented," Rosoboronexport special programs director Nikolai Dimidyuk told reporters.

    "Venezuela has rescheduled the dates several times, but now we have agreed on a timeframe for the deliveries," he added.

    Venezuela is one of the biggest buyers of Russian arms.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/news/2011/02/mil-110222-rianovosti01.htm
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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  GarryB on Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:23 am

    I wonder how the Russian MIC will cope with both orders for export and local orders...

    I guess the export orders probably earn them larger profits so they would probably want to fill them first, certainly the larger profit margins should allow more investment in production facilities and tooling, not to mention training workers.

    Hope too much is not spent on bonuses for the management.
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    Venezuela received Russian armored vehicles

    Post  Vladimir79 on Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:36 am

    Venezuela received Russian armored vehicles

    LONDON, June 6. (ARMS-TASS). Venezuela received a Russian armored vehicles, said London-based weekly "Janes Defence Weekly." In the country came first batch of armored vehicles, ordered in September 2009

    In particular, a Danish cargo ship arrived in Venezuela, 35 tanks T-72S1, 36 BTR-80A, 16 BMP-3M and 13 120-mm self-propelled guns 2S23 Nona-SVK ". All Russian armored vehicles entered service pereformiruemoy the 25 th Mechanized Infantry Brigade.

    Earlier, the Venezuelan army, said the London weekly, received from Russia 24 122 mmm multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) 2C12 BM-21, 24 120 mm towed mortar 2S12, and a number of 23-mm anti-aircraft installations ZU-23-2, delivered in Venezuela on board the cargo ship under the Maltese flag.
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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  SinaAzad on Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:25 am

    35 T-72 Tank ? what are they going to do with them ? idk how powerful they are , but T-72 is not much of a Tank , and what can they do with 35 tank ? what is their primary tank ? what about Zu AA Gun ? Aren't they a little TOO Out of date ? I really dk about their army !


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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  GarryB on Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:54 am

    Keep in mind that Central and South America generally get what they are given by the US, or they have what the US lets them have.

    In the region a T-72 is a powerful tank, compared with the M48 and M60 tanks and Leopard 1s of countries in the region. In Venezuelan service it is replacing AMX-30 tanks.

    Its neighbours are Guyana, Columbia, and Brazil.

    Colombia has no tanks as such.

    Guyana has no tanks as such, just a few wheeled light vehicles with 90mm guns.

    And Brazil has Leopard 1s and M60 tanks.

    A ZU-23 is a serious danger to all helicopters, but would have trouble against a modern fighter. The point is that the modern fighters in the region are F-5s and early model Mirages. The Zu-23 is a very effective weapon against soft ground targets like enemy troops and light vehicles.

    Very simply by buying older material that is not state of the art they are improving their capability without causing an arms race.

    The stuff they are buying is well suited to their conditions... a modern heavy tank would sink into the ground in most places in Venezuela, but they have the advantage that the T-72 is largely compatible with the T-90 so any upgrades applied to the T-90 in the future should be applicable to their new tanks when they need it or if it is desirable to do so.

    Most importantly they are probably getting 70% of the performance of a T-90 for likely 20% of the cost so they can afford to buy more than they would have with a more expensive model.
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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  TR1 on Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:23 pm

    http://lenta.ru/news/2012/06/27/newtanks/

    Venezuela close to acquiring 100 more T-72s.
    They bought 92 T-72s in the past two years.
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    Venezuela arms contracts

    Post  Viktor on Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:58 pm

    TR1 wrote:http://lenta.ru/news/2012/06/27/newtanks/

    Venezuela close to acquiring 100 more T-72s.
    They bought 92 T-72s in the past two years.

    Waiting for those S-300V to come over there to show of.

    In the meantime, excellent picture of T-90MS

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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  Viktor on Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:10 pm

    It has started. Pending deliveries of S-300VM for Venezuela Army are pending no more Very Happy

    The problem is we do not know the price of these systems.

    Apparently Venezuela has payed 150 million $ to educate its PVO troopers in Russian academies, training grounds, simulators etc.

    This price also included BUK-M2 and Antej-2500 simulators.






    Came the Air Defense missile system S-300


    Venezuela approves resources to purchase instructional equipment air defense systems



    27/04/2012
    (Infodefensa.com) Carlos E. Hernandez, Caracas - The Government of Venezuela approved the allocation of $ 156 million for acquisition personnel training and training equipment for aircraft missile systems S-300VM Antey-2500 and Buk-M2 9K37M2/9K317 Russian-made. The announcement was made ​​by the People's Minister for Defense and Strategic Operational Command chief, General-in-Chief (Army) Henry Rangel Silva.

    The acquisition of mobile missile systems Buk-M2 9K37M2/9K317 , medium range, and S-300VM Antey-2500 , long range, was completed in September 2009, but have not yet been delivered. With the resources, 258 Venezuelan troops will be trained in its operation.

    Besides the two mentioned systems in recent years, Venezuela has bought Russian antiaircraft other, as if 300 guns towed bitubos ZU-23/ZOM-1-4 of 23 mm, more than a thousand portable missile Igla- S , as well as an unspecified amount of mobile missile systems S-125 Pechora-2M , all of which are already in the country and assigned to operational units.

    Specifically, with the S-125 Pechora 2M , 9K37M2/9K317 Buk-M2 and S-300VM Antey-2500 , is being equipped and will equip, several groups of air defense deployed in strategic areas of the country and which will to be complemented by ten-dimensional long-range radars, seven model 3D JLY-11 and three -1B JY , purchased in China.

    Air defense groups are being grouped into air defense brigades being created and assigned to the Air Defense Command Aerospace Integral (Cadai), which, in turn, is attached to the Strategic Operational Command (CEO) of the Force Navy. Were recently activated the 19th and the 39th Air Defense Brigades, the latter with his command post located in Caracas.



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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  TR1 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:02 pm

    Nice find, so S-300VM is indeed confirmed.

    Damn. Very Happy
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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  TR1 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:57 am

    Some of their latest deliveries:

    http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/7920/435gaclcmsmerch300mmcne.jpg
    http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/3752/53752245249783481624728.jpg
    http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/8341/56261710848730425612183.jpg
    http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/1102/55827011165358231870562.jpg

    Pretty nice Very Happy
    Between Venezuela, Syria, Egypt, Buk-m2 has some decent export success.
    Meanwhile India doesn't have a single system as good as what Venezuela has.....instead of more expensive foreign fighter purchases, maybe they need to look into their AD.
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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  Viktor on Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:31 am

    Interesting from MP.

    Venezuela is going for a serious air defense.



    As I read Belarus should provide mobile command posts and integrate the all air-defense assets.

    TR1 wrote:Pretty nice Very Happy

    Anyway amounts of weapons being brought up there of all kinds is astonishing.

    TR1 wrote:Between Venezuela, Syria, Egypt, Buk-m2 has some decent export success.

    Bangladesh too is doing some thinking between HQ-16 and BUK-M1-2.

    LINK

    TR1 wrote:Meanwhile India doesn't have a single system as good as what Venezuela has.....instead of more expensive foreign fighter purchases, maybe they need to look into their AD.

    Yup, my line of thinking. LINK
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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  Viktor on Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:05 pm

    Well well ... here comes BUK-M2

    9M317 missiles being transported








    Russian antiaircraft missiles keep coming
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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  AlfaT8 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:00 pm

    Now the only thing left is to wait till the U.S starts screaming and calling for sanctions. Wink
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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  Viktor on Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:17 pm

    Now that almost went unnoticed.

    11 bin $ for all previous deals and all of them will be supplied by the end of this year. Thats huge.

    Anyway much will depend on who wins next election. If Maduro wins we can expect further sales:

    - Kilo class
    - Su-35
    - PAK-FA
    - perhaps more airdefense

    and much more.

    If Capriles wins we can expect returning Venezuela under US stick. Well elections are scheduled for the 14.April so fingers crossed.





    Russia intends to complete the supply of arms to Venezuela before the end of the year



    "In 2013, we will complete all arms sales to Venezuela," - said the head of Rosoboronexport delegation at the LAAD-2013 exhibition in Brazil Sergei Ladygin.


    RIO DE JANEIRO, April 9 - RIA Novosti. Rosoboronexport will complete deliveries of weapons and military equipment to Venezuela on previous contracts until the end of 2013, RIA Novosti said the company's head of delegation at the exhibition LAAD-2013 in Brazil Sergei Ladygin.

    "In 2013, we will complete all arms sales to Venezuela," - said Ladygin. According to him, the company is in talks about expanding military cooperation with Venezuela.

    "We are ready to deliver to the country high-speed boats and submarines," - said Ladygin.

    The contracts, which remains to complete the supply of arms, is $ 2 billion.

    Currently Sun Venezuela fully adopted the technique of Russia, except for the fleet and transport aircraft. Previous military contract totaled $ 11 billion.

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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  Viktor on Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:50 pm

    Well Maduro won. Very Happy

    I guess unobstructed weapon delivery can now continue for 6 more years.

    Hugo Chavez's successor Nicolas Maduro wins Venezuela election in highly contested result


    Voters narrowly elected Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor as president today, in a razor-close election.

    Winner Nicolas Maduro campaigned on a promise to carry on Mr Chavez's self-styled socialist revolution and defeated a two-time challenger who claimed the late president's regime has put Venezuela on the road to ruin.

    Officials say Maduro defeated Henrique Capriles by only about 300,000 votes. The margin was 50.8 to 49.1%.

    Mr Maduro's stunningly close victory came after a campaign in which he promised to carry on Mr Chavez's self-proclaimed socialist revolution, while Mr Capriles declared that the Chavez regime put Venezuela on the road to ruin.

    Mr Maduro, acting president since Mr Chavez's death from cancer, held a double-digit advantage just two weeks ago.

    Chavistas set off fireworks and blasted car horns as they cruised through Caracas in jubilation.

    There was no immediate word from the Capriles camp but Mr Maduro addressed a crowd from the presidential palace, calling his victory further proof that Mr Chavez "continues to be invincible, that he continues to win battles".

    He said Mr Capriles had called him before the results were announced to suggest a "pact" but he had refused.

    Mr Maduro, a long-time foreign minister to Mr Chavez, rode a wave of sympathy for the charismatic leader to victory, pinning his hopes on the immense loyalty for his boss among millions of poor beneficiaries of government largesse and the powerful state apparatus that Mr Chavez skilfully consolidated.

    Mr Capriles' main campaign weapon was to simply emphasise "the incompetence of the state" in handling the world's largest oil reserves.

    Millions of Venezuelans were lifted out of poverty under Mr Chavez, but many also believe his government not only squandered, but plundered, much of the one trillion dollars in oil revenues during his tenure.

    Venezuelans are afflicted by chronic power cuts, crumbling infrastructure, unfinished public works projects, double-digit inflation, food and medicine shortages and rampant crime - one of the world's highest murdere and kidnapping rates - that the opposition said worsened after Mr Chavez died on March 5.

    That discontent was thick across the nation.

    "We can't continue to believe in messiahs," said Jose Romero, a 48-year-old industrial engineer who voted for Capriles in the central city of Valencia.

    "This country has learned a lot and today we know that one person can't fix everything."

    Turnout was 78%, down from just over 80% in the October election that Mr Chavez won by a nearly 11-point margin.




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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  Sujoy on Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:11 pm

    TR1 wrote:
    Meanwhile India doesn't have a single system as good as what Venezuela has.....

    Buying expensive SAM units off the shelf is one thing , proving operational might is something else. Almost all the SAM systems available worldwide are extremely manpower-intensive & require enormous investments for ensuring their serviceability & operational availability, something which Venezuela will be hard-placed to provide in light of the country’s poor economic situation.

    While an argument can be made that large areas in India are exposed to an air offensive it is wrong to suggest that India does not have a multi layered air defense system in place .

    Delhi & Mumbai have already been selected in the first phase of the BMD installation .

    The strategic planning has already begun to install the BMD system in the two cities and the final proposal will be put before the government after detailed analysis of the entire project.

    http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-06-24/india/32392757_1_bmd-missile-system-enemy-missiles

    A number of air defense assets have been upgraded since the early 1990s with Polish assistance .

    Akash MK1 is already operational and MK2 is currently being tested. DRDO is increasing the range of Akash by using a better composite booster with lengthened booster section

    http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/uncategorized/iaf-inducts-the-akash-missile_10047471.html

    There’s plenty of Igla-S VSHORADS available in the country .


    TR1 wrote:instead of more expensive foreign fighter purchases, maybe they need to look into their AD.

    Apples and Oranges . New Fighters are being purchased to replace obsolete fighter . Scrapping FGFA, Super Sukhoi, MMRCA and MIG 29K purchases is not an option .
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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  Viktor on Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:03 pm

    Nice graph (not entirely correct but gives a nice overview)

    It is however difficult to determine exact number of air defense assets.

    Except for Izvestyia (which is unreliable) and SIPRI (which got things wrong) no one is providing any information.

    Wikipedia info is totally off.



    And Russia has already offered some subs and speed boats to Venezuela

    Russian military contracts with Venezuela completed in 2013



    Offering speedboats and submarines

    The company Rosoboronexport completed delivery of arms and military equipment to Venezuela, according to the contracts already signed, and will do so until the end of 2013, said company director Sergei Ladiguin in LAAD 2013 exhibition that takes place in Brazil.

    In his words, Rosoboronexport is holding talks to increase military cooperation with Venezuela. "We are ready to supply this country speedboats and submarines," said Ladyguin.

    The total value of contracts, by which arms deliveries are still pending, is of two billion dollars.

    Source: Voice of Russia

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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  Viktor on Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:13 pm

    Mighty S-300VM





    BUK-M2





    Pechora-2M


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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  TR1 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:42 pm

    What a curious choice, getting the 9M82. Are they looking specifically or an ABM role?
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    Post  Viktor on Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:52 pm

    TR1 wrote:What a curious choice, getting the 9M82. Are they looking specifically or an ABM role?

    Nope, I just think we just haven`t seen other pieces of equipment as 9M83, radar, command etc. I believe eventually we will.

    Besides we still dont know quantities delivered and ordered of BUK-M2/Pechora-2M/S-300VM and there was some Tor-M1-2 mentioning.

    There where even some information about Venezuela decision to acquire Belarus command systems and we dont know whats with that.

    Time will tell.

    Anyway this hypersonic, 150kg warhead, 200km range missile is designed to deal with all sorts of flying intruders not just ballistic ones.
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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  Viktor on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:49 pm

    Anyway good news for ROSOBORONEXPORT Very Happy

    Maduro officially became president of Venezuela

    The new head of state sworn to the Constitution in their hands next to a portrait of Simon Bolivar and Hugo Chavez of loyalty to the people of the country.


    MEXICO CITY, April 19 - RIA Novosti,

    Nicolas Maduro brought on Friday sworn in as the new president of Venezuela for the period 2013-2019 years, according to local television.

    The new head of state sworn to the Constitution in their hands next to a portrait of Simon Bolivar and Hugo Chavez of loyalty to the people of the country.

    "I swear today, April 19, the legacy of the Liberator (Simon Bolivar), God, the people of Venezuela and the eternal memory of Hugo Chavez that will perform the constitution and laws of the republic in the rank of the president to build a happy, independent and socialist fatherland for all!" - Said Maduro.


    The ceremony was held at the National Assembly of the country under the leadership of the Parliament of Diosdado Cabello, who noted that the people of Chavez promised to win - and got the victory in the elections. Maduro scored by a vote of 50.7% of the vote, his opponent Henrique Capriles - 48.9%.

    "Democracy in Venezuela is becoming more conscious and powerful that allows the country to move forward," - said Cabello.

    At the end of the ceremony Maduro was awarded the President's tricolor ribbon and played the national anthem of Venezuela. Now Maduro began his first address to the nation in the rank officially inaugurated as President of the country.



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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  TheArmenian on Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:48 am

    BIENVENIDOS to the Air Defence systems.

    Congratulations to Venezuela. All the best to the people and Madeiros' government.

    Chavez lives.
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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  KomissarBojanchev on Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:25 am

    lets hope maduro doesn't get assassinated by the CIA.
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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  Viktor on Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:25 pm

    New photo series. I think we might see a military parade soon. Looking nice.

    Impressive size of 9M82 missiles Very Happy


















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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  KomissarBojanchev on Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:54 pm

    With these babies plus the BMP-3s and real T-72Bs Venezuela is 100% US invasion proof.

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