Venezuela will allocate $480 million to upgrade its Sukhoi fighter jets from Russia. President Nicolas Maduro just authorized the payment of $480 million so that the service life of our Sukhoi planes and continue to fulfill their duty and give protection to the Venezuelan airspace, Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez was quoted, by Moscow's Sputnik news agency on Thursday.
Argentina 'never had in consideration' the possibility of purchasing fighter aircraft from Russia, such as the Sukhoi Su-24, to replace the aging French Mirages to be decommissioned by the end of the year, said Defense minister Agustín Rossi.
Putin reportedly offered them in exchange for beef and wheat during his last trip to Buenos Aires. 'Sunday Express' cites UK defence sources.