Venezuela to sign deal for 100 Russian tanks

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  1. bhramos

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    Venezuela to sign deal for 100 Russian tanks


    MOSCOW, September 9 (RIA Novosti) - Russia and Venezuela are expected to sign a contract on the delivery of at least 100 main battle tanks worth about $500 million to the Latin American country, a Russian defense industry source said on Wednesday.

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is expected to arrive in Moscow on Wednesday for a two-day visit as part of his 11-day foreign tour and will hold talks with the Russian leadership.
    "During the visit, the sides are expected to sign a contract on the delivery of T-72 and T-90 tanks to Venezuela," the source said.

    Moscow and Caracas could also discuss future deliveries of Russian-made infantry fighting vehicles, the source added.
    According to military experts, the T-72 main battle tanks will comprise the bulk of the deliveries because this tank is cheaper than the T-90 and better fits the demands of the Latin American market

    The price of a T-90 main battle tank, manufactured by Russia's Uralvagonzavod plant is $5-7 million, while the price of a T-72 model is $1-2 million.

    Last year, Uralvagonzavod produced a total of 165 T-90 tanks. Over half of the vehicles were exported, and the remaining tanks replaced some of the T-72s in the Russian Armed Forces; therefore, Russia may have enough T-72 tanks available for the sale to Venezuela

    The Venezuelan Army currently has more than 80 outdated French-made AMX-30 main battle tanks and several dozen AMX-13C light tanks.
    Chavez, who has spent billions of dollars on weapons from Russia in recent years, earlier confirmed that Caracas and Moscow were discussing purchases of Russian T-72 and T-90 main battle tanks among other military equipment.
    The Venezuelan president has said the country plans to buy weaponry from Russia over a possible increase in U.S. military personnel in neighboring Colombia.
    Between 2005 and 2007 Russia signed 12 contracts worth more than $4.4 billion to supply arms to Venezuela, including fighter jets, helicopters and Kalashnikov assault rifles.

    Venezuela to sign deal for 100 Russian tanks - source | Top Russian news and analysis online | 'RIA Novosti' newswire

    T-90 most successful tank of recent time
     
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  3. A.V.

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    seems russian arms industry is making big bucks ,contracts are being signed even after he maks 09 success,
    but this is strange for me as the local newspapers here indicated that no military arms deals will be signed in the recent presidents visit to russia, anyway good bucks for russia but i wonder what will venezuela do with such huge no of tanks
     
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    The price of a T-90 main battle tank, manufactured by Russia's Uralvagonzavod plant is $5-7 million

    this mean that in terms of latest exchange rate in terms of INR value of T series tank is

    50,00,000 X 48.51= 24,25,50,000
    70,00,000 X 48.51= 33,95,70,000
     
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    F-14 Global Defence Moderator Senior Member

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    this south amarican arms race my end up in war
     
  6. Vladimir79

    Vladimir79 Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    That is quite a bit inflated given a loaded Bhishma only costs $3.5m including Catherine FCS as of last year. I would question RIA's figures on that.
     
  7. bhramos

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    this Venezuela country has never seen a war in its history for almost 150 yrs,
    $5-7mn is with fitting advance defences , thermal visions , and anti-tank weapons, so.on like shotra and other defence equipments..
    the normal cost is only $3Mn per tank.
    this T-90 are good at Jungle warfare with its advance defences,
    as per India T-90M is a very good capable Machine it can be even deployed in kargil if necessary and even in mountainous regions of china,
    as we had better defences from France & Israel embarked on our T-90.
     
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    1.44 Member of The Month SEPTEMBER 2009 Senior Member

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    The South American arms race is bringing big business and strategic oppurtunities for global players.Although i still fell it's all just sabre ratting.Venezuela get's most of it's food from colombia as well as colombian labourers for it's oil dependant economy.Although with chavez's mindset you can't rule out war .
     

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