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Two Russian Long-Range Bombers Arrive In Venezuela

Russia's Defense Ministry has sent two nuclear-capable strategic bombers to Venezuela, in an unusual display of Russian military force in South America. The ministry...

Erdogan backs ally Maduro after ‘assassination bid’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday spoke by phone with Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro, passing on his best wishes after what Caracas said...

Venezuela’s Chavez Eyes Russian Su-35 Fighters

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Thursday he is interested in buying Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E multirole fighter jets from Russia to enhance his country’s...

Venezuela to Buy More Russian T-72 Tanks

Caracas and Moscow have agreed on the purchase of additional 100 T-72 main battle tanks by Venezuela as part of a $4-bln loan secured...

South America doubled military spending in five years

Military spending across South America has doubled in the past five years, although there is no noticeable arms race, a report published by a...

Venezuela Defence and Security Report 2012

Venezuela’s relationship with Russia under President Hugo Chávez’s regime again proved to be a fruitful one for the country’s defence industry in late 2011....

The Armoured Vehicles Market 2012-2022

Armoured vehicles provide the world's militaries with important mobility and protection in hostile environments. Despite reduced defence budgets affecting many of the world's leading...

Iranian leader launches tour of US foes in LatAm

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, facing new sanctions over his nation's suspect nuclear program, arrived in Venezuela to start a five-day tour aimed at shoring...

Russia ready to help Venezuela with weaponry purchases

Moscow is ready to loan Venezuela $4 billion on purchases of military equipment, Russia's Kommersant newspaper said on Friday citing a diplomatic source. "Russia is...

China sells limited supplies of arms to Venezuela

China has sold "very limited" supplies of weapons to Venezuela as it increases its activities in Latin America, mainly for commercial reasons, a Defense...