Venezuela buys anti-aircraft missiles

With increasing poverty and decreasing oil production and revenues, Venezuelan Dictator-For-Life Hugo Chavez feels the need to drop $300 million on anti-aircraft missiles, according to Strategy Page:

Venezuela is buying three batteries of Russian Tor-M1 anti-aircraft missiles. These would be used to protect key Venezuelan assets from attack by, well, you never know.

Each battery costs about $100 million, and consists of search radar and command center vehicles, as well as four missile launcher vehicles (each carrying eight missiles, and another radar.) The missiles can hit aircraft up to 12 kilometers away, and cruise missiles at a distance of five kilometers.

Read it all at the link above. Naturally, none of this stuff could fall into the wrong hands, could it?

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