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The 31-I mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Venezuela received the BMP-3 and the BTR-80

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The 31-I mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Venezuela received the BMP-3 and the BTR-80
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311-th mechanized battalion them. Simon Bolivar of the Armed Forces of Venezuela presented adopted BMP-3 and BTR-80 with a wheel formula 8x8, as well as 120-mm portable XMUMNXX2 “Sani” mortars.


Demonstration of technology took place during the celebrations dedicated to the opening of a new base in Fuerte Tiuna (Caracas), informs Infodifensa.

The battalion after the recent staffing of armored vehicles of Russian production was reformed from infantry to mechanized. Structurally, it is part of the 31-th mechanized brigade of the 3-th Infantry Division (Caracas).

In 2009, Russia signed a contract with Venezuela for the supply of 123 infantry combat vehicles BMP-3 versions BMP-3M / BMP-3K and BREM-L "Beglyanka", as well as 114 armored personnel carriers BTR-80 with XNXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX wheel axle 8 armored personnel carriers with wheel formula XNXXXXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. -8K.

The supply of equipment under this contract began in 2011.

The BMP-3 and the BTR-80 have so far entered service with the 14 mechanized brigade (Barquisimeto, Lara), the 25 mechanized brigade (La Fria, Tachira, 31 th mechanized brigade (Caracas), 41 Armored Brigade (Valencia, Karabobo).
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  1. ShturmKGB
    ShturmKGB 22 May 2013 10: 35
    +7
    Allies must be supported ...
    1. GreatRussia
      GreatRussia 22 May 2013 11: 04
      +7
      ShturmKGB
      Allies must be supported ...

      And allies, and do not forget yourself!
  2. patline
    patline 22 May 2013 10: 36
    +6
    Venezuela will not regret having purchased our equipment.
    1. Ramadan
      Ramadan 22 May 2013 13: 01
      0
      Only time will tell.
  3. Scandinavian
    Scandinavian 22 May 2013 10: 39
    +6
    That would be a run-in to check it in some sort of conflict, or in Syria would be by accident. See how our masters made candy.
    1. ramzes1776
      ramzes1776 22 May 2013 11: 15
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      Quote: Scandinavian
      That would be a run-in to check it in some sort of conflict, or in Syria would be by accident.

      The most important thing is who will control these weapons. If the hands from ... grow and have no head on their shoulders, then no super-duper technique will help.
      1. Phantom Revolution
        Phantom Revolution 22 May 2013 13: 01
        +4
        Quote: ramzes1776
        The most important thing is who will control these weapons. If the hands from ... grow and have no head on their shoulders, then no super-duper technique will help.

        The Syrians work quite well on the 2 BMP, they even work wonders. So it would be nice to throw.
  4. Canep
    Canep 22 May 2013 10: 44
    +3
    The battalion after the recent staffing of armored vehicles of Russian production was reformed from infantry to mechanized. Structurally, it is part of the 31-th mechanized brigade of the 3-th Infantry Division (Caracas).
    Our weapons are changing the organizational structure of the Venezuelan army.
    1. Akhtuba73
      Akhtuba73 22 May 2013 11: 27
      +5
      Changes not only the structure, but also the tone of the conversation with the Great and Terrible Neighbor ... adding characteristic metallic notes. Although, the leadership of Venezuela and the US authorities do not really stand on ceremony ... here you have both "demons" and "devils".
  5. honest jew
    honest jew 22 May 2013 11: 36
    +7
    The armor is strong and our tanks are fast !!!
    1. neri73-r
      neri73-r 22 May 2013 11: 41
      0
      Especially those that Kartsev L.N. did !!! laughing
  6. waisson
    waisson 22 May 2013 12: 18
    +3
    the only Latin American country included in OPEC. The national armed forces of Venezuela have approximately 129 thousand troops and are divided into:
    Ground forces - 63 thousand;
    Naval forces - 18 thousand (including the Marine Corps - 8 thousand);
    Air Force - 12 thousand;
    National Guard - 36 thousand. The main trade is from the Yankees 24% with China 8% it is time to move them
    1. pensioner
      pensioner 22 May 2013 13: 05
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      Quote: waisson
      it's time to move them


      We climb, climb there (I'm talking about my organization). So far, the truth is without much success. But we participate in tenders. The main thing is the name!
  7. Ramadan
    Ramadan 22 May 2013 12: 59
    +1
    ShturmKGB
    Allies must be supported ...

    on mutually beneficial terms))
    1. Artmark
      Artmark 22 May 2013 15: 34
      +1
      And without mutual benefit, they would not be allies hi
  8. pensioner
    pensioner 22 May 2013 13: 09
    0
    Yes. According to eyewitnesses: they are not calm there. Very. As if everything had not flashed. Well then, just BMP and armored personnel carriers come in handy.
  9. Owl
    Owl 22 May 2013 13: 36
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    It is interesting how one armored troop-carrier and BMP, one of the strange organization of the brigade, could represent in the armed forces of the USSR (Russia) in the MSBR, one battalion was BMPeshny, three battalions of armored personnel carriers, I did not meet with a mixed organization (according to technique), even a reconnaissance machines like BMP-2 and BRM-1.
  10. Harakternik
    Harakternik 22 May 2013 14: 55
    0
    the impression is that the attack on the adversary will begin from the southern states of the United States of America from the west, Chinese flotillas will land troops, and Russia will need to support the attack from the north with 12 white swans with lionfish per unit angry
  11. Vtel
    Vtel 22 May 2013 17: 06
    0
    120-mm portable mortars 2S12 "Sled"

    Oh you sleigh my sleigh. In summer and on a sleigh - great!