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Offline tigershark

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Venezuela may buy upgraded T-72
« on: October 17, 2008, 10:47:20 PM »
Russia may sell upgraded T-72 tanks to Venezuela - defense sector source

MOSCOW.  Oct  17 (Interfax-AVN) - Moscow and Caracas are engaged in
talks that  may  lead  to  the  signing of a contract on the delivery of
T-72M tanks  to  Venezuela, a high-ranking source in the Russian defense
sector told Interfax-AVN on Friday.
     "Apart  from the prospective purchase of submarines and air defense
systems  from  Russia,  Venezuela  is  considering  buying  tanks.  I am
speaking  about  an  upgraded  version of the T-72M tank manufactured by
Uralvagonzavod.  The  parties are holding negotiations on the signing of
such contracts," he said.
     Venezuelan  Armed  Forces  General  Staff chief Gen. Jesus Gonzalez
said earlier  that  his country plans to purchase a large number of T-72
tanks from Russia.

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Source
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Re: Venezuela may buy upgraded T-72
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2008, 05:11:15 AM »
Do u think that Russia will sell to Chavez any T-90 Tank instead of the T-72?

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Re: Venezuela may buy upgraded T-72
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2008, 10:30:12 PM »
I thought India's and Algeria's tank orders are currently on the production line so maybe waiting two plus years isnt something he wants to do.  I think waiting and getting a better model T-90 is a better bet anyway thought India had a problem with the fire control systems? 

 



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