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Bolivia intends to modernize the country's Air Force and Air Defense; one of the possible suppliers is Russia.

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Bolivia intends to modernize the country's Air Force and Air Defense; one of the possible suppliers is Russia.The leadership of Bolivia gives priority to the procurement program of mobile radars, which will ensure control of the airspace along the borders with Brazil and Peru, said Defense Minister Ruben Saavedru.


According to Janes Defense Weekly, Bolivia is currently evaluating several proposals in the framework of the comprehensive modernization program of the air defense system, which began in the 2011 year and until now included only the purchase of six CATIC UBS jet missiles.

The second priority direction is the purchase of helicopters for the Air Force of the country.

One of the possible suppliers is considered Russia. The Russian delegation, led by the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Colonel-General Oleg Salyukov visited Bolivia on August 20. The parties held talks on the purchase of Russian weapons, including Mi-17В-5 helicopters as part of a soft loan.

Helicopters, first and foremost, are needed to support operations to combat drug trafficking.

According to the results of the visit, it was decided to continue negotiations in Moscow in November 2013.

Earlier, in May of this year, a representative of the Rostec Group of Companies reported that the parties are discussing the issue of granting Bolivia a loan for the purchase of Mi-10 helicopters up to 17.

In August, the Bolivian Ground Forces received a R44 “Raven-1” helicopter manufactured by Robinson Helicopter, designed for pilot training. In addition, it is planned that in March 2014, the Bolivian Armed Forces will receive four Chinese-made H425 helicopters.
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  1. a52333
    a52333 13 September 2013 09: 41 New
    +7
    There is every chance to conclude a contract: Latin America is wicked to the West after the plane incident.
    1. Civil
      Civil 13 September 2013 13: 57 New
      +3
      Beggars of the economy, not life but soap opera :-)
      1. xetai9977
        xetai9977 13 September 2013 14: 16 New
        +9
        Again, loans and not the fact that they will be paid necessarily. Countries are not rich.
        1. tilovaykrisa
          tilovaykrisa 13 September 2013 14: 33 New
          +4
          Grandmas as they say ahead, nothing personal is just business.
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 13 September 2013 19: 37 New
            +1
            Quote: tilovaykrisa
            Grandmas as they say ahead, nothing personal is just business.

            Not all grandmas can be measured. Although the country is not rich, it’s such a bridgehead ......... just in case!
            1. atalef
              atalef 13 September 2013 21: 14 New
              +1
              Quote: APASUS
              Not all grandmas can be measured. Although the country is not rich, it’s such a bridgehead ......... just in case!
              How many of these bridgeheads were around the world. While the grandmother gave, there were ... and then not bridgeheads - so. There were never full-fledged military bases. Maximum maintenance point. Another beggar moderator decided at the expense of Russia to acquire equipment. It is strange (when it comes to Latin America) as soon as the next commandant comes to power, in the wake of concern for the masses. First of all, for some reason, he runs for loans to Russia and purchases weapons. Take a look. what is happening in Vminisuel 9 is the country with the most oil reserves in the world), now Bolivia. You won’t see the money
              Budget expenditures will have to be reduced - incomes are ever less. Both President Vladimir Putin and Finance Minister Anton Siluanov have already spoken about this (“MK” by 5% in 2014-2015).

              But feed the parasites, in the hope of some sort of bridgeheads --- as many as you like.
              1. Avenger711
                Avenger711 13 September 2013 23: 51 New
                -1
                We do not ask the opinion of the Jews.
        2. bif
          bif 13 September 2013 21: 36 New
          0
          Sometimes the preferences received by lenders ... are more important and more valuable than the money itself.
          1. atalef
            atalef 13 September 2013 23: 28 New
            +1
            Quote: bif
            Sometimes the preferences received by lenders ... more important and more valuable than the money itself

            It is possible with examples - please.
    2. Reasonable, 2,3
      Reasonable, 2,3 14 September 2013 17: 46 New
      +1
      We will win Syria, orders in batches will go !.
  2. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 13 September 2013 09: 50 New
    +2
    We are developing new markets (and most importantly, near the USA)!
    1. a52333
      a52333 13 September 2013 09: 53 New
      +3
      It’s their own fault, they started chasing after Snowden, like a cat behind a tail. The result, as they say, on the face.
    2. demeen1
      demeen1 13 September 2013 11: 27 New
      +1
      True, at his own expense so far
    3. AVV
      AVV 13 September 2013 15: 04 New
      +2
      The states are climbing close to us, we are towards them! It should be so! We have our own interests !!!
    4. alone
      alone 13 September 2013 18: 55 New
      +1
      Quote: MIKHAN
      Earlier, in May of this year, a representative of the Rostec Group of Companies reported that the parties are discussing the issue of granting Bolivia a loan for the purchase of Mi-10 helicopters up to 17.


      Vitaly, the loans that are granted to countries that are insolvent, the markets do not develop.
      1. Russ69
        Russ69 13 September 2013 19: 09 New
        0
        Quote: lonely
        Vitaly, the loans that are granted to countries that are insolvent, the markets do not develop.

        Selling expensive equipment, this is market development, because after that there are service orders, which in the compartment will give as much money.
        As for the loan, in order to judge it, one must at least read the conditions of this loan and what other bonuses Russia will receive, which are usually always present.
        Do not compare today's loans and loans of the USSR (which are written off). Then they gave money, not so much for economic interests, but for political ones. And if the Union is preserved, then how else these loans worked out is not known.
  3. darksoul
    darksoul 13 September 2013 09: 57 New
    +5
    Quote: a52333
    There is every chance to conclude a contract: Latin America is wicked to the West after the plane incident.


    The main thing is that our Chinese friends do not push us at a price, although everyone remembers how to wash the Chinese radars of Ecuador decided at one point to rest ....... I hope the choice is right
    1. atalef
      atalef 13 September 2013 23: 33 New
      +1
      Quote: darksoul
      The main thing is that our Chinese friends do not push us at a price, although everyone remembers how to wash the Chinese radars of Ecuador decided at one point to rest ....... I hope the choice is right

      China (while Russia gives money and weapons to Venezuela) quietly crushed it and Ecuadorian oil pie
      Ecuadorian oil is sold to a state-owned Chinese enterprise, which, in turn, immediately resells this oil to the United States. In return, they (the Chinese) offer loans to Ecuador on bondage terms, while receiving oil at a discount, Villavinsento explained, presenting the result of their five-year work



      Quote: darksoul
      As of 2012, the Chinese government handed in about USD 80 billion in loans to several countries in the region, mainly operating through the China Development Bank, the Commercial and Industrial Bank of China, and the Export Bank of China (Eximbank). Venezuela is one of the main continental partners of China, along with Ecuador, approximately 600 thousand barrels per day are exported from this country. As a result of the exchange, the government of Hugo Chavez received about USD 40 billion in loans over the past 10 years. Brazil also willingly exchanges its oil for Chinese loans.

      More information at http://voprosik.net/zachem-kritikuyut-kitaj/ © QUESTION

      China buys oil at low prices, but offers loans on completely unthinkable conditions. The agreements between Ecuador and China seem to be a copy of those signed by the Chinese with Venezuela, in terms of the lion's percent and terms of payment exclusively for oil, Villavicencio points out. Moreover, for a loan with the terms of the supply of cheap oil until 2019, the percentage for the country exceeds 7%. And given the fact that the Chinese are selling Ecuadorian oil to North American refiners, primarily Chevron Texaco, the natural resources of the South American country are deposited in the ports of the “empire”, so vehemently criticized by the current Ecuadorian regime. This, according to the expert, means that they (the Chinese), in fact, give Ecuador a loan of his own money, and even on predatory terms. 7% - this is significantly more than the percentage on loans of the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and the Monetary Fund.

      All bridgeheads have long been occupied by China.
  4. Ivan79
    Ivan79 13 September 2013 10: 24 New
    +2
    Quote: darksoul
    although everyone remembers how to wash the Chinese radars of Ecuador at one point decided to relax ....

    Radar Sky, Sky-y ...
  5. mirag2
    mirag2 13 September 2013 10: 28 New
    0
    It would be nice to sell helicopters, all the help to the budget.
    1. alone
      alone 13 September 2013 18: 56 New
      +3
      sell on credit. so the budget is still in transit
      1. Avenger711
        Avenger711 13 September 2013 23: 56 New
        -2
        And who said that loans were not paid? And then the supplier then does not shovel the money for the maintenance of personnel training?
    2. il grand casino
      il grand casino 13 September 2013 18: 59 New
      +1
      Help the budget is huge ... sorry that is not ours. And we will write off loans anyway. As always, for promises of eternal friendship
  6. vadson
    vadson 13 September 2013 10: 30 New
    +5
    one thing is not very - again loans. If only our base was somehow muddied as a mortgage loan)
    1. Black Colonel
      Black Colonel 13 September 2013 11: 58 New
      +1
      As for the base, I also thought. +
      1. Drosselmeyer
        Drosselmeyer 13 September 2013 17: 25 New
        +1
        And what are you going to place on this base?
        1. alone
          alone 13 September 2013 18: 59 New
          +2
          so I also think that one could keep in such a base)) and why Russia needs a base in the middle of South America.
          1. Thunderbolt
            Thunderbolt 13 September 2013 23: 33 New
            +3
            Quote: vadson
            base

            Quote: Black Colonel
            bases
            Well, let's create a base in the Bolivian jungle and what opportunities will it give? Follow the movements of wild monkeys that will jump soooo wassat !!! I am more concerned about the flight time of NATO aviation to our strategic hubs, the “wild steppe” represented by the open border with Central Asia and the vast expanses of Siberia and the Far East that are not provided with the appropriate means of deterrence. Again, SevMorPut promises brilliant prospects, but an appropriate infrastructure and we need to have contingents yesterday, although now it’s not too late!
            1. kirieeleyson
              kirieeleyson 14 September 2013 03: 03 New
              +2
              Base for defense against wild monkeys) soldier
              But on the restoration of the defense "circuit" and the seediest air defense echelon - the topic is really acute. Of course, there is no reason for NATO to be afraid of us, these are all “forest brothers,” but the holes of 50-100 km across the Far East and Siberia are a problem that needs to be solved “yesterday”. You can "fail" to the Urals.
          2. xetai9977
            xetai9977 15 September 2013 14: 54 New
            +3
            South America base maintenance won't pay off economically
  7. sven27
    sven27 13 September 2013 10: 47 New
    0
    [quote = a52333] There is every chance to conclude a contract: Latin America is angry to the West after the plane incident. [/ quote
    It would be nice if they were angry with China, then the contract for one hundred would be ours))
  8. Vityaz68
    Vityaz68 13 September 2013 10: 52 New
    +2
    YOUNG PEOPLE - BOLIVIANS, RUSSIAN - HEALTHY AND RELIABLE !! soldier
  9. Silkway0026
    Silkway0026 13 September 2013 11: 00 New
    +2
    I hope they buy ours. three arguments - price, quality, relationships
  10. Flooding
    Flooding 13 September 2013 11: 12 New
    +1
    Quote: article
    The parties held talks on the purchase of Russian weapons, including Mi-17V-5 helicopters, as part of a soft loan.

    Not only that, the loan is also preferential?
    Is the West interesting or does China also work with them on such conditions?
  11. left-wing
    left-wing 13 September 2013 11: 44 New
    +1
    Yes, we need more loans for the purchase of military products in South America, so we will receive regular customers of all our equipment, which in turn will push the development of our technologies.
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 13 September 2013 11: 53 New
      0
      Quote: links
      Yes, we need more loans for the purchase of military products in South America, so we will receive regular customers of all our equipment, which in turn will push the development of our technologies.

      Provided that loans are repaid on time.
      You already decide whether you need more loans or supplies?
    2. alone
      alone 13 September 2013 19: 01 New
      +1
      Quote: links
      Yes, we need more loans for the purchase of military products in South America, so we will receive regular customers of all our equipment, which in turn will push the development of our technologies.


      how the development of your technology will be encouraged by loans. It’s still not known when these loans will be paid and whether they will even be paid back.
      1. Avenger711
        Avenger711 13 September 2013 23: 58 New
        -4
        Indeed, the fools in the government are sitting, they can’t even think about scheduling a loan repayment, you alone are so smart on the forum.
      2. RA77
        RA77 14 September 2013 00: 08 New
        +1
        Lonely, I’m not special in all these money matters, but for example Afghanistan in Soviet times was so hooked on our equipment that now the Americans are forced to buy our helicopters for them. This despite the fact that the amers themselves also produce turntables, and despite the fact that many in the US government are opposed to such transactions. Also, they seem to do it for real money. So the reason may be. In the end, in our manual, for all their shortcomings, not complete idiots are sitting. And they will be smarter than you and I will be in these matters. In any case, I hope so))
        1. Flooding
          Flooding 15 September 2013 11: 26 New
          +1
          Quote: RA77
          Lonely, I’m not special in all these money matters, but for example Afghanistan in Soviet times was so hooked on our equipment that now the Americans are forced to buy our helicopters for them.

          Do not forget at what cost this is achieved.
          I am not against loans, but decisions must be weighed.
          Afghanistan listed.
  12. Sirs
    Sirs 13 September 2013 11: 48 New
    0
    It is necessary to arm South America as the United States is arming the Middle East and the flames from the farting of hawks will erupt.
  13. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 13 September 2013 11: 55 New
    +3
    That's when they buy, then we'll talk about it. In the meantime, all these Bolivian statements are nothing more than an empty phrase ...
  14. Bongo
    Bongo 13 September 2013 12: 58 New
    +5
    Everything is great if we do not sell again "on credit", in installments for 10 years, which will not be returned to us with the next regime change.
    1. Avenger711
      Avenger711 13 September 2013 23: 59 New
      -1
      In principle, in this regard, we do not care what they have changed there. Do not pay, so return the goods, or measures can always be taken.
  15. z-exit
    z-exit 13 September 2013 13: 36 New
    +2
    "The Russian delegation, led by Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Oleg Salyukov, visited Bolivia on August 20"

    Already a heart skipped a beat! First I read the name as "Serdyukov" laughing
  16. Andrey Peter
    Andrey Peter 13 September 2013 13: 37 New
    +1
    Let our economists decide economic issues, it is very attractive to amer amers from the south, especially if you put a powerful complex and receive data from it.
  17. amp
    amp 13 September 2013 14: 17 New
    0
    A real chance for the Russian defense industry to rise to the Soviet level.
    1. il grand casino
      il grand casino 13 September 2013 19: 00 New
      +1
      In this case, while this is a real chance to fly. If they will sell on credit, for promises
    2. alone
      alone 13 September 2013 19: 03 New
      +4
      Quote: amp
      A real chance for the Russian defense industry to rise to the Soviet level.


      belay so far, the only real thing is that loans are usually written off
  18. pahom54
    pahom54 13 September 2013 15: 19 New
    0
    I hope that on the non-return of money from many "friends they got bumps and learned a little ... Even if on credit, I think our team will try to win something else ... First, our helicopter industry is developing ... Second, what - we’ll have no “friends” at our partner’s side ... Moreover, Bolivia loves the USA very much ... Grandfather Lenin taught Jesuit ways when he followed the principle: the enemy of my enemy is my friend, in this case - at least a partner for Well, we’ll get some necessary information ... Well, in any case, at least a little, but we will also recapture, albeit a small one, a niche in the arms market ...
  19. IGS
    IGS 13 September 2013 15: 41 New
    0
    Let's see what happens. The news is good, like the story of Snowden, and China screwed up with its radars, and relations ... but "for some reason I am waiting for surprises from this world ...".
  20. Gur
    Gur 13 September 2013 17: 21 New
    0
    should take ours if not there poitiki
  21. Vtel
    Vtel 13 September 2013 19: 24 New
    +2
    The Soviet Union also sponsored many, it’s a muddy matter to do politics, like in chess. Here it will subside, but somewhere it will come up and more.
  22. Siberian
    Siberian 13 September 2013 20: 28 New
    +2
    As usual, we give them mobile radars, Mi-17V-5 helicopters as part of a soft loan. And they are bananas to us fellow ... Politics their mother .. And the rubles as usual from human taxes will fly.
    1. Avenger711
      Avenger711 14 September 2013 00: 01 New
      0
      Well, bananas also need to be taken from somewhere.
  23. Sterlya
    Sterlya 13 September 2013 22: 02 New
    +3
    The supply of weapons on credit to developing countries is a long-standing practice, if not Russia, the same "countries of Democracy" will deliver. It’s just that the countries of Latin America have been very angry with the countries of “democracy” recently, the merit of the deceased Hugo Chavez is considerable, the Earth rest in peace for him. therefore, Russia is at the forefront of supplies. Yes, and no one has yet canceled politics
  24. voliador
    voliador 14 September 2013 01: 38 New
    0
    The main thing is that they would give the money all the same, and expanding the sales market is good.
    1. asadov
      asadov 14 September 2013 18: 15 New
      +1
      They won’t give back the money, and the bananas are already being brought to us by others. We need something different and more substantial in return.