Thursday, March 27, 2008

Defense: Belarus to set up anti-aircraft defense system for Venezuela

Belarus is to help Venezuela set up an anti-aircraft defense system over the next six years.

Belarus' deputy chief of general staff said: "We plan during a six-year period to supply to Venezuela with an anti-aircraft defense system and train their commanders," General Pyotr Tikhonovsky was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying.

This year, Belarus will send 10 military advisers to Venezuela, which currently "has detached units, fighters, but no anti-aircraft defense systems," he said.