Venezuela interested in the acquisition of a RF a multi-role fighters Sou-35, said the American president Hugo Chavez.
"I have already sent to the Government RF the message that we are ready to evaluate the possibility of acquisitions in the coming years fighters Sou-35 to modernize and strengthen our defense capability "- quoted Chavez National Radio of Venezuela.
According to the president, specifically security, defense and development of the country should be the main issue for the government of Venezuela in terms of ensuring the upcoming independence.
"This independence — highly secure and guaranteed — will enable us to build the newest Venezuela, the latest home, to reach new horizons" — highlighted Chavez.
Our homeland is one of the main suppliers of arms to Venezuela. In 2011, the country took the first place among importers of Russian ground weapons in the ranking of the Center for Analysis of World Trade instrument.
Namely, Venezuela acquired T-72B1 tanks, infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3M armored personnel carriers BTR-80A, 152-mm self-propelled howitzer 2S19 "MSTA-S", 120-mm self-propelled mortars 2S23 "Nona-SVK", 120-millimeter mortars 2S12A "Sunny" , 122-mm multiple rocket launchers 9K51 BM-21 "Grad", a 23-millimeter anti-aircraft guns and other equipment ZU-23/30M1-4.
Our home in the middle of April graduated from the supply Venezuela 92 main battle tanks T-72B1 under the contract in 2009, and infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3M and BTR-80A, ammunition of different calibers, simulators for training personnel.