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    Post  George1 on Tue May 13, 2014 12:51 pm

    Venezuela Tests Russian Multiple Rocket Launcher Systems

    MEXICO CITY, May 13 (RIA Novosti) – Venezuela has conducted successful tests of Russian Grad and Smerch multiple rocket launchers, Operational Strategic Commander in Chief, General Vladimir Padrino Lopez said Tuesday.

    Venezuelan TV channel Globovision reported that the tests were carried out at a facility in the country’s southwestern state of Apure. “These are high technologies weapons systems,” Lopez said, adding that the tested weapons are capable of destroying any target.

    Igor Korotchenko, a leading Russian military expert, earlier told RIA Novosti Venezuela would become Russia’s second-largest arms exporter, after India by 2015, with weapons sales to be estimated at $3.2 billion.

    Russia's state-controlled arms trader Rosoboronexport signed around 30 arms supply contracts with Venezuela between 2005 and 2009.

    The BM-30 Smerch (Tornado) MLRS uses 300mm rockets with a range of 70 to 90 km with a variety of warheads. The BM-21 Grad (Hail) MLRS has a firing range of up to 20 kilometers.
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    Post  Viktor on Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:57 pm

    Nice one from Venezuela

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    Post  Viktor on Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:07 pm

    Similar stories in the past always led to a large military purchase

    Russia opened for Venezuela a new credit line
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    Post  crod on Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:17 am

    Viktor wrote:Similar stories in the past always led to a large military purchase

    Russia opened for Venezuela a new credit line

    hi Victor, can you provide a brief translate please? wonder are more jets on the cards?
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    Post  Viktor on Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:24 am

    crod wrote:
    Viktor wrote:Similar stories in the past always led to a large military purchase

    Russia opened for Venezuela a new credit line

    hi Victor, can you provide a brief translate please? wonder are more jets on the cards?

    and as I foretold  Very Happy 

    Venezuela will buy new weapons to Russia and China

    @cord use google translator as I do.

    It is said that Russia aproved new credit line for Venecuela and those kind of things always led to large military purchase and I think this time might not be different as well.
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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  mack8 on Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:20 pm

    Venezuela's redoutable shield:


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    Post  Viktor on Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:09 am

    Best pictures so far ... tnx Mack and +1 f thumbsup 
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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:14 am

    mack8 wrote:Venezuela's redoutable shield:



    Looks like "democracy" won't visit Venezuela after all... yes sir 
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    Post  Viktor on Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:17 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:Looks like "democracy" won't visit Venezuela after all... yes sir 

    Not numerous in numbers but quantum leap in regard what was in place before Russians started to deliver  thumbsup 
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:19 am

    Viktor wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:Looks like "democracy" won't visit Venezuela after all... yes sir 

    Not numerous in numbers but quantum leap in regard what was in place before Russians started to deliver  thumbsup 

    TOT License production could fix that.

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    Post  Viktor on Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:31 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:TOT License production could fix that.

    I doubt licence production would be available as an option but in the future Venezuela could opt for more S-300VMs and S-350 coupled with ECM. Few more batches of latest Russian

    fighters and they are good to go. Several subs armed with Clubs would come in handy too Very Happy
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:03 am

    Viktor wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:TOT License production could fix that.

    I doubt licence production would be available as an option but in the future Venezuela could opt for more S-300VMs and S-350 coupled with ECM. Few more batches of latest Russian

    fighters and they are good to go. Several subs armed with Clubs would come in handy too Very Happy

    Why wouldn't it? Venezuela has the 2nd largest proven crude oil reserves in the world (hence the reason why "democracy" may come eventually there Wink) and that could be used as collateral, the Venezuelan govt. staying in power is of strategic importance for Russia hence the reason why TOT License production sounds much better (which is an option resistant to arms embargo's).
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    Post  Viktor on Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:48 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:Why wouldn't it? Venezuela has the 2nd largest proven crude oil reserves in the world (hence the reason why "democracy" may come eventually there Wink) and that could be used as collateral, the Venezuelan govt. staying in power is of strategic importance for Russia hence the reason why TOT License production sounds much better (which is an option resistant to arms embargo's).

    Because of little technical knowledge meaning toooo much time to educate lots of people and to build many factories. Licence production of S-300VM is not as same as AK-103 Venezuela

    acquired. In quantities they want to buy it makes sense to just buy off the shelf and ask for offset. Their economy despite No.1 oil reserves is still to fragile due to economy war and

    black ops USA regime has unleashed against them since Chavez came to power. They need money to carry on social reforms and to be able to fend of anything US regime might think of.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:44 am

    Viktor wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:Why wouldn't it? Venezuela has the 2nd largest proven crude oil reserves in the world (hence the reason why "democracy" may come eventually there Wink) and that could be used as collateral, the Venezuelan govt. staying in power is of strategic importance for Russia hence the reason why TOT License production sounds much better (which is an option resistant to arms embargo's).

    Because of little technical knowledge meaning toooo much time to educate lots of people and to build many factories. Licence production of S-300VM is not as same as AK-103 Venezuela

    acquired. In quantities they want to buy it makes sense to just buy off the shelf and ask for offset. Their economy despite No.1 oil reserves is still to fragile due to economy war and

    black ops USA regime has unleashed against them since Chavez came to power. They need money to carry on social reforms and to be able to fend of anything US regime might think of.

    ...May'be not the entire system, license production to produce the missiles and on the Russian side they could help develop crude stationary or mobile launchers (that the Venezuelans could produce easily, and act as stop-gaps until full-fledged systems arrive) with no radars but the command posts on hand in Venezuela could net-centric with the crude launchers. The crude launchers would be rather useless by themselves, but connected to a greater radar network via command posts and they could work as quite cost effective stop-gaps.


    Some Venezuelan military parade footage:  

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    Post  Viktor on Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:42 am

    BUK-M2

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    Re: Arms contracts with Venezuela:

    Post  George1 on Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:07 am

    A review of equipment that Venezuela has bought:

    Air Defense Artillery
    S-300VM: 1 system in service with 11 on order
    BUK-M2: 3 missile systems
    S-125 Pechora-2M: 11 mobile missile systems
    Tor-M1: 12 systems ain service, with 12 to be delivered for a total of 24
    9K338 Igla-S (SA-24 Grinch): 2000
    ZU-23-2 twin 23mm AA: 300 units on order from Russia. Zom 1-4 version.


    Fighter aircrafts

    Su-30MKV: 24


    Helicopters
    Mil Mi-35M: 10
    Mil Mi-17-1V: 38
    Mil Mi-26T2: 3


    Ground Forces Equipment:
    T-72M1: 92
    BМP-3: 126
    BTR-80A: 114
    2S23 Nona-SVK:13
    BM-21 Grad 122mm: 24
    BM-9A52 Smerch: 12
    2S11 120mm Mortar: 24
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    Post  Viktor on Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:42 pm

    These 11 S-300VM would be great and needed but I have not found a single evidence about it.
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    Post  d_taddei2 on Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:32 pm

    George1 wrote:A review of equipment that Venezuela has bought:

    Air Defense Artillery
    S-300VM: 1 system in service with 11 on order
    BUK-M2: 3 missile systems
    S-125 Pechora-2M: 11 mobile missile systems
    Tor-M1: 12 systems ain service, with 12 to be delivered for a total of 24
    9K338 Igla-S (SA-24 Grinch): 2000
    ZU-23-2 twin 23mm AA: 300 units on order from Russia. Zom 1-4 version.


    Fighter aircrafts

    Su-30MKV: 24


    Helicopters
    Mil Mi-35M: 10
    Mil Mi-17-1V: 38
    Mil Mi-26T2: 3


    Ground Forces Equipment:
    T-72M1: 92
    BМP-3: 126
    BTR-80A: 114
    2S23 Nona-SVK:13
    BM-21 Grad 122mm: 24
    BM-9A52 Smerch: 12
    2S11 120mm Mortar: 24

    Good to see Russia off loading some of the older stuff like T-72, BM-21, and S-125(SA-3), although with upgrades these systems are still good.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:11 pm

    Viktor wrote:These 11 S-300VM would be great and needed but I have not found a single evidence about it.

    Well they're going to need it now seeing they have WMD's:

    Former Los Alamos scientist sentenced in plot to sell nuclear secrets to Venezuela

    Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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    Post  Viktor on Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:21 am

    Venezuela received 3 wheeled BUK-M2 batteries = one regiment

    Several battalions of SAM "Buk-M2E" went to serve in Venezuela
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    Post  AlfaT8 on Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:26 am

    Viktor wrote:Venezuela received several wheeled BUK-M2 batteries

    Several battalions of SAM "Buk-M2E" went to serve in Venezuela

    Man, Russia's gonna take a hit when regime change happens in Venezuela, so many good weaponry falling into U.S hands. Suspect

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