China has delivered 557 armoured and security vehicles to Venezuela 13006151

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China has delivered 557 armoured and security vehicles to Venezuela.
China has delivered 557 military vehicles that include VN-4 4X4 wheeled armored vehicles, engineer armoured vehicles and water cannon vehicles to Venezuela.The vehicles were delivered at a ceremony in Palo Negro in the state of Aragua on June 26, according to Military Parade, a Russian website.
     
China has delivered 557 military vehicles that include VN-4 4X4 wheeled armored vehicles, engineer armoured vehicles and water cannon vehicles to Venezuela.The vehicles were delivered at a ceremony in Palo Negro in the state of Aragua on June 26, according to Military Parade, a Russian website. NORINCO VN-4 4x4 armoured vehicle in Caracas, Venezuela on 5 March 2014 during the commemoration of Hugo Chavez's death.
     
All the vehicles have been produced by the State Defence Company China North Industries Corporation.

Venezuela has become an important first customer for Chinese land systems. In 2013, the Venezuelan National Guard had acquired 141 VN4 4x4 light armoured vehicles. In addition to the VN4, China is believed to have upgraded up to 500 of Venezuela's original Type 63 light amphibious tanks with enhanced amphibious capability and the installation of a new welded-steel turret with increased ballistic protection.

Venezuela has also taken delivery of SM-4 81mm wheeled self-propelled mortar carrier, SR-5 MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket Systems,Type-07P/VN-1 8x8 infantry fighting vehicles, ZBD-05/VN-18 amphibious tracked armoured vehicles and ZTD-05/VN-16 tracked amphibious assault vehicles.

Venezuela has purchased the new vehicles to improve the Venezuelan National Guard's mobility and combat capability.

Venezuela has planned to purchase a total of 2,106 military vehicles for its ground forces between 2009 and 2019, mainly from China. A second batch is planned for delivery in September with a third batch expected later this year or early next year.
 

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