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Venezuela military buildup at a glance

The Associated Press
Published: May 16, 2008

A look at Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's current and planned military buildup:

_ 12 Russian military transport planes

_ 24 Russian Sukhoi fighter jets

_ 53 Russian-made attack helicopters

_ 5,000 Russian-made Dragunov sniper rifles

_ 100,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles

_ 10 Ilyushin 76MD-90 Russian military cargo aircraft

_ Two Ilyushin-78MK Russian refueling planes

_ 10 Mi-28NE Russian combat helicopters

_ Four Russian submarines

_ South America's first Kalashnikov rifle factory

_ Chinese radar system

_ Chinese-made K-8 military planes

_ Anti-aircraft missile defense system from Belarus

_ Tiuna all-terrain combat vehicle plant

_ Factory to produce assault rifle ammunition

_ Venezuela's Military Industries Company small arms named for Chavez's favorite national heroes

_ "Maisanta Grenade" project named for Chavez's great grandfather

_ Venezuelan-sewn "Patriot" military uniforms

_Sources: The Associated Press, Russian newspaper Kommersant


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