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Army of Venezuela


The National Army of Venezuela is one of the four professional branches of the Armed Forces of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. It has the responsibility for land-based operations against external, or internal threats that may put the sovereignty of the nation at risk.

It is the largest military branch of Venezuela, which in 24 June 1821 won a huge military victory against the Empire of Spain, which lead to the independence of the nation. It later contributed to the independence of the present-day countries of Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Bolivia.

Equipment

Infantry

Assault Rifle

AK-103 7.62x39 mm Assault rifle- 100,000

AK-104 7.62x39 mm Assault carbine- 5,000

FN FAL 7.62x51 mm Battle rifle- 60,000 delivered, 300,000+ produced

FN FNC 5.56x45mm NATO Assault Rifle- 50,000+ delivered

Heckler & Koch G3 7.62x51 mm Battle rifle- 10,000 delivered

Sniper Rifle

Dragunov SVU 7.62x54mmR Sniper rifle- 1,000

Dragunov SVD 7.62x54mmR Sniper rifle- 4,000

Machine guns

FN MINIMI 5.56x45 mm Light machine gun

FN MAG 7.62x51 mm Medium machine gun

Infantry AT Arms

Bofors AT4 84mm rocket launcher

Bofors 84mm Carl Gustav recoilless rifle

M40 recoilless rifle 106mm recoilless cannon

IMI MAPATS-2 ATGM.

RPG-7

Armor

Tanks and combat vehicles

84 AMX-30 Main battle tank-

36 AMX-13C.90 Light tank

78 Scorpion 90 FV-101 Light tank Porelorti

42 Dragoon 300 LFV2 Armored car

92 T-72 Main Battle Tank ordered.

135 BMP-3 on order

APCs

75 AMX-13 VTT-VCI- (25 VTT/VCI +10 VTT/LT +20 VTT/PM +12 VTT/PC +8 VTT/TB)

4 FV104 Samaritan

2 FV105 Sultan

4 FV106 Samson

59 Dragoon AFV APC - (25 APC +21 PM +11 PC +2 R)

80 V-100/V-150 Commando-

100 V-300

10 TPz Fuchs

Derivatives of the AMX-13, V-100 and Dragoon 300 are used for ambulance, vehicle recovery, artillery companion and command post roles.

Transport

Tiuna multipurpose military vehicle (4899 produced locally)

Pinzgauer High Mobility All-Terrain Vehicle (244 Units)

Jeep Wrangler (144 Units)

M151 MUTT jeeps (144 Units)

Steyr-Daimler-Puch L-80

Artillery

Ground artillery

25 AMX-13/LAR-160 160mm Multiple rocket launcher

10 AMX-13/Mle F.3 155mm self propelled howitzer

24 M114 155 mm howitzer

40 M101A1 105mm howitzer

40 OTO Melara M-56 105mm howitzer

60 Thomson Brandt MO-120 120mm mortar

VE-NILANGAL Rocket Launcher

50 BM-30 Smerch on order

Anti-Aircraft

Bofors RBS-70

50 SA-18 Grouse

TOR-M1 SPAAM 8 on order

12 Panhard AML S 530 twin 20mm AA

10 AMX-13 Rafaga twin 35mm AA

6 M35 Fenix twin 35mm AA

Aircraft

Helicopters

19 Mil Mi-17V-5 Panare

3 Mil Mi-26T-2 Pemon

10 Mil Mi-35M-2 Caribe

2 Bell 412SP

8 Bell 412HP

10 Bell 205A-1/UH-H Huey

1 Bell 206B Jet Ranger

3 AS-61D Sea King

10 Mil Mi-28 on order, 4 to be delivered in 2009

Fixed wing

IAI Arava 201/202

Cessna 206

6 Cessna 182R/T

4 Beechcraft Super King Air

12 PZL M28

External links

Sitio oficial del Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Defensa de Venezuela

Sitio oficial del Ejercito Libertador (Venezuela)

Sitio oficial de la Armada de la Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela

Sitio oficial de la Aviacion Militar de Venezuela

Sitio oficial de la Guardia Nacional de Venezuela

Sitio oficial de la Aviacion del Ejercito del Venezuela

Sitio no oficial de la Fuerza Armada de Venezuela

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