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Chavez Reveals UAVs Made With Help From Friends

June 15 2012


President Hugo Chavez says Venezuela has built its first unmanned aircraft in a project involving several other countries, reports Agence France-Presse.

The drone, with a range of 60 miles and a maximum altitude of 10,000 feet, was made with help from Iran, China and Russia, Chavez said Wednesday in Caracas.

The aircraft can stay aloft for 90 minutes while transmitting real-time video and images, according to Gen. Julio Morales, head of the state-run Cavim arms manufacturer...

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