Guess who's helping Venezuela build UAVs?
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Jun 15, 2012
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced that his country has built its first unmanned aerial vehicle with the assistance of Iran, Russia and China, and that Venezuela intends to start exporting UAVs soon, reports Defense News.
Chavez said in remarks broadcast on radio and television that the UAVs are being developed as much for civilian use as military use, according to the story.
Designed as a surveillance tool, the unarmed UAV has a 60-mile visual sweep, can fly for 90 minutes and reach an altitude of 9,000 feet, according to Venezuelan military officials.