Monday, June 7, 2010

Venezuela has ordered18 K-8 Karakorum

Venezuela will spend $82 million on a second batch of Chinese K-8 military training aircraft, President Hugo Chavez said.Chavez's socialist government has ordered 18 of the light attack and training planes from China, and the Latin American country received the first six jets in March."We have approved $82 million for the second batch of Chinese-made K-8 jets. The aircraft are for the security and defense of the country," the Venezuelan president said during his regular television program.Chavez has said he wants to buy a fleet of 40 K-8s. He ordered 18 of them from China after a plan to buy similar jets from a Brazilian company fell through, apparently because they included U.S. electrical systems.



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