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Venezuelan Air Force is considering the possibility of purchasing additional fighter "dry"

Venezuelan Air Force is considering the possibility of purchasing additional fighter "dry"

Venezuela is considering the possibility of purchasing a new batch of Sukhoi fighter jets in order to increase the combat capabilities of the country's Air Force.

According to Infodifensa, this was announced by Venezuelan Defense Minister Admiral Carmen Teresa Meléndez Rivas in an interview with the private television channel Venevision.

The Minister did not disclose the procurement scheme, which is under discussion, as well as the type of aircraft.

Currently, the Venezuelan Air Force is armed with 24 Su-30MK2В fighters, which are distributed in equal quantities in the 11 and 13 air groups.

In order to increase the number of aircraft in each squadron to 18 units, the Air Force command several years ago intended to acquire 12 additional Su-30MK2, but this purchase did not take place.

In July, 2012, Venezuela sent a request to the Russian Federation about the possibility of supplying Su-35 aircraft, but the status of this project is not known.

It should also be noted that in recent months, information appeared in the media about the negotiations being conducted by Venezuela with the French authorities on the possible purchase of 24 fighter jets "Rafale".

Comment TSAMTO

Given the current domestic political situation in Venezuela, the issue of such a large purchase can be considered only after its stabilization. President Nicolas Maduro must establish relations with the opposition in order to guarantee stability in the country during his presidency.

At the same time, it is quite obvious that the United States headed for the violent overthrow of the current government in Venezuela through another “color revolution”.

In case of opposition coming to power, the focus in the field of military-technical cooperation will be made primarily on the United States.
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  1. storm wind
    storm wind April 9 2014 11: 05
    If purchased, there will be additional protection against democracy.
    1. Lantau
      Lantau April 9 2014 11: 06
      If purchased, there will be additional protection against democracy.

      I fully support. That's right and they do.
    2. pensioner
      pensioner April 9 2014 12: 06
      Quote: Storm Wind
      If purchased, there will be additional protection against democracy.

      Oh, I'm afraid soon this "democracy" will win there ... The situation there will be even worse than in Ukraine + explosive temperament and + huge US investments in protests and opposition. Well, plus a very low (almost complete literacy ...) general education level of most of the population. For which, too, many thanks to the same amers who ruled there for a long time. Maduro will not keep the situation in the country. Not Chavez. Well, except that with someone's help ...
      1. alex-s
        alex-s April 9 2014 12: 33
        S-400 they need to start!
  2. Monk
    Monk April 9 2014 11: 06
    Yeah, Maduro has a difficult task - to be Hugo.
    1. StolzSS
      StolzSS April 9 2014 14: 00
      It’s even harder for him and he needs to prove to everyone that he is a bit better than ugo, but he’ll succeed ...
  3. tankovod
    tankovod April 9 2014 11: 09
    The main thing, that would not be so - blah blah blah, but bought Chinese miracle machines made of foil and bamboo
  4. Deniska
    Deniska April 9 2014 11: 13
    Airplanes are good. But when THESE SCITS stop arranging "Spring leaf fall" .... Enrage already !!!
  5. lukke
    lukke April 9 2014 11: 13
    they will buy, under our own loans, which FIG knows when they will be able to repay, but in the end we will forgive)
  6. rapid1934
    rapid1934 April 9 2014 11: 14
    These are of course only distant plans. But let them buy. The Caribbean is very beautiful and swimming in it with a mask is just thrill. laughing
  7. cerbuk6155
    cerbuk6155 April 9 2014 11: 17
    If the fighters order, it will be a strong move for them. And it is necessary to fight against opasia more hotly and eliminate this fifth column. And then they can ruin the whole country. drinks
    1. zeleznijdorojnik
      zeleznijdorojnik April 10 2014 09: 36
      "Burn with an opportunity", your colleague, you are not an American spy or a Lvov messenger for an hour. This is how Russian can be taught only in two places - in Langley and Lviv secondary school N142.
  8. Andrey SPB
    Andrey SPB April 9 2014 11: 27
    Selling our military equipment to friendly countries is not only a one-time payment -
    This is primarily ADVERTISEMENT of high-quality military equipment and further money transfers for those. service!!!
  9. Barsik
    Barsik April 9 2014 11: 29
    Restless at heart am ruin mattresses to Venezuela if Russia does not help soldier
    1. inkass_98
      inkass_98 April 9 2014 13: 06
      Quote: Barsik
      ruin mattresses to Venezuela if Russia does not help

      Yes, it hurts far, and there are no bases, we cannot provide any other help but to provide moral support. Maduro himself must get out. crying
  10. Little Muck
    Little Muck April 9 2014 13: 07
    For their safety, they would have to host our military base, and by the nature of the Kosovo Amerovskoy. And then "Triumph" and "Pantsir" and "SU".
    And urgently.
    1. sv68
      sv68 April 9 2014 15: 32
      the constitution does not allow the deployment of bases. and regarding the opposition, do not leverage with them
      1. Little Muck
        Little Muck April 9 2014 18: 03
        So can they amend their constitution, or can our lawyers work on the correct wording and justification on the basis of the existing one?
  11. supertiger21
    supertiger21 April 9 2014 15: 45
    Good news good , it would be nice if the MiG-35 wanted to buy!
  12. Tektor
    Tektor April 9 2014 16: 03
    Venezuela is full of voluntarism in the economy, and it doesn’t bring to good ... Maduro needs consultants on the development of private initiative and the production of consumer goods. We need cooperatives and cooperatives with the free sale of goods in markets and stores based on supply and demand. NEP. But the transition will not be easy.
    1. zeleznijdorojnik
      zeleznijdorojnik April 10 2014 09: 38
      When there is oil in the country, you can treat yourself with voluntarism.
  13. alone
    alone April 9 2014 18: 19
    )) I won’t be surprised if they start talking about credit purchases again. And they buy from others for cash. Moreover, they pay with dollars, not bolivars.
  14. APASUS
    APASUS April 9 2014 18: 46
    I think they won’t buy it. The Americans there already began to stir up the water .........
  15. Nayhas
    Nayhas April 9 2014 21: 10
    Venezuelan Air Force is considering the possibility of purchasing additional fighter "dry"

    Has MaDuro really solved the issue of toilet paper?