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    MOSCOW, March 28 (RIA Novosti) – Armed forces in Venezuela have received a new batch of Russian amphibious combat vehicles, the Moscow-based Center for Analysis of Global Arms Trade said on Thursday.

    Thirteen BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles were delivered by sea to the port of Puerto Cabello, the center said.

    This marks the first report of an arms delivery by sea to Venezuela since the death of President Hugo Chavez in March.

    Venezuela ordered a total of 123 BMP-3 vehicles in 2009, with the first delivery made in 2011, the center said. It is unknown how many vehicles have been delivered so far.

    A Russian arms trade source said earlier this month Moscow will continue military-technical cooperation with Venezuela regardless of who takes over power after Chavez.

    The official said some contracts with Caracas included deals for the construction of arms factories and servicing centers for military equipment.

    Between 2005 and 2007, Venezuela inked deals to buy $4 billion worth of weaponry from Russia. The arms involved included Sukhoi fighter jets, combat helicopters, and over 100,000 light weapons -- primarily AK-103 assault rifles.

    Caracas also secured a license to produce the assault rifles in Venezuela.

    Chavez's government also secured a $2.2 billion loan in 2010 to purchase a large batch of Russian weapons, including 92 T-72M1M main battle tanks, BTR-80 armored personnel carriers, and a variety of artillery systems.

    According to Russian experts, Venezuela is expected to become the world’s second largest buyer of Russian weaponry after India by 2015.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hisroyalhighness View Post
    OOOOOHH.. Russian export is rising!

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    Interesting news. i wonder whats to come of all the new tracks now that Chavez is gone. business being business, no more saber rattling with Columbia im thinking.

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    So I guess now they come sailing for the Dutch Antilles in there bmp's ....

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    meanwhile the country is still having constant blackouts,hospital in need of medical supplies,supermarkets with less food everyday.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tropical_ulcer View Post
    meanwhile the country is still having constant blackouts,hospital in need of medical supplies,supermarkets with less food everyday.......
    But Venezuela is getting Russian weapons, therefore for certain folks, these are all minor things necessary when they're not outright American lies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tropical_ulcer View Post
    meanwhile the country is still having constant blackouts,hospital in need of medical supplies,supermarkets with less food everyday.......
    Most if not all nations have glaring economic, infrastructural, and health problems; that doesn't prevent them from purchasing armaments.

    Get used to it.
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    But Venezuela is getting Russian weapons, therefore for certain folks, these are all minor things necessary when they're not outright American lies.
    Stick to what you know like tentacle ******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hisroyalhighness View Post
    Most if not all nations have glaring economic, infrastructural, and health problems; that doesn't prevent them from purchasing armaments.

    Get used to it.

    Stick to what you know like tentacle ******.
    Woah, nice comeback there mang. Thanks for proving my point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tropical_ulcer View Post
    meanwhile the country is still having constant blackouts,hospital in need of medical supplies,supermarkets with less food everyday.......
    You might be surprised to learn that armament is ordered several years before it is actually delivered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tropical_ulcer View Post
    meanwhile the country is still having constant blackouts,hospital in need of medical supplies,supermarkets with less food everyday.......
    Many countries, including my own, learned the hard way that it is unwise to neglect the military, no matter how dire the economic situation is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointman070 View Post
    So I guess now they come sailing for the Dutch Antilles in there bmp's ....
    Or maybe occupy Guyana or even rescue "Las Malvinas".

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    Quote Originally Posted by IconOfEvi View Post
    Woah, nice comeback there mang. Thanks for proving my point
    Venezuela's social issues from public insecurity to deterioration of the economy are neither minor nor a web of lies spun by the Norto Americanos.

    Authoritarian and Quasi-Authoritarian Nations will always prioritize their Military over Quality of life, it's a fact.

    You have no point, and your post has not contributed anything to this thread (what a shock).

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    This should move them up on the military power rankings.

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