Venezuela throws "Tornadoes" and "Buki" to the coast to meet Iranian ships


Venezuelan authorities are deploying Smerch MLRS and Buk air defense systems to the Caribbean coast to meet Iranian ships, The Drive magazine writes.


Nicolas Maduro made the decision to safely escort five Iranian tankers carrying about 1,5 million barrels of gasoline to Venezuela, thus blocking any US attempts to seize ships on the high seas. However, it is unclear how these forces can generally counteract the detention of Iranian tankers.

The contingent of the Venezuelan military includes the Buk-M2E air defense missile system, BM-21 Grad MLRS, and BM-30 Smerch. The training is planned on the island of Isla La Orchila in the Caribbean. Venezuelan Navy and Air Force are also involved in maneuvers. Videos, photographs and evidence of navigation monitoring resources clearly demonstrate what is happening.

The Venezuelan military has no ground-based anti-ship missiles that would pose a potential threat to US ships. Although there is a limited number of Russian X-31 air-to-surface guided missiles on Su-30MK2 fighters and Franco-Italian Otomat anti-ship missiles mounted on six Lupo class frigates and three Vosper 37m missile patrol boats. class "Federación".


Note that in international waters near Caracas is the coastal (littoral) ship USS Detriot US Navy (LCS-7, class "Freedom"). But it is not yet clear whether the United States will decide to try to apprehend Iranian tankers.


Recall that five tankers under the Iranian flag - "Clavel", "Forest", "Faxon", "Fortune", "Petunia" - hit the road last week. The leading Fortune tanker is now approximately two days from Caracas.

Sanctions and years of instability led to an acute shortage of gasoline in Venezuela, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Capturing or otherwise interfering with the movement of Iranian tankers is likely to trigger a response from Tehran. In 2019, the IRGC fulfilled its threat and captured a British tanker in response to the detention of the Grace-1 ship.
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  1. Observer2014 Offline
    Observer2014 23 May 2020 20: 19
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    Nicolas Maduro made the decision to safely escort five Iranian tankers carrying about 1,5 million barrels of gasoline to Venezuela, thus blocking any US attempts to seize ships on the high seas. However, it is unclear how these forces can generally counteract the detention of Iranian tankers.

    Well done! You also need to put this garbage on the tote. And probably everyone will be happy! laughing
    1. Sergey Sfiedu Offline
      Sergey Sfiedu (Sergey Sfyedu) 23 May 2020 22: 00
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      Well done! He sits on oil, but not only couldn’t provide the country with his own gasoline, but also managed to ruin his oil industry, even before the introduction of American sanctions, the introduction of salary equalization and the termination of the procurement of spare parts and the development of new fields. Effective manager of figs, he only speak at rallies and flirt with drug lords.
      1. Observer2014 Offline
        Observer2014 23 May 2020 22: 03
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        Quote: Sergey Sfyedu
        Well done! He sits on oil, but not only couldn’t provide the country with his own gasoline, but also managed to ruin his oil industry, even before the introduction of American sanctions, the introduction of salary equalization and the termination of the procurement of spare parts and the development of new fields. Effective manager of figs, he only speak at rallies and flirt with drug lords.

        laughing "Killed" wassat good
      2. 123 Offline
        123 (123) 23 May 2020 23: 59
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        Well done! Sits on oil, but not only could not provide the country with its own gasoline

        Oil, you know, is different, not every gasoline is made. For example, Canada exports heavy oil (as in Venezuela) to the United States and at the same time imports light oil from there.

        https://neftegaz.ru/news/finance/242663-kanada-udvoila-import-nefti-iz-ssha/

        Their processing has traditionally not been developed. Even before nationalization, the Americans exported everything for processing for their plants.
      3. Strag Offline
        Strag (Alexander) 24 May 2020 09: 13
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        He didn’t ruin anything, but is trying to fix it !!! His simple people support! But you know nothing about oil! Learn the topic, so as not to talk idle talk. In Venezuela, oil is not liquid, like the Arabs, which is easily produced, but solid! And they don’t have enough money to develop it, well, more precisely, there is liquid, it is not much, and they mine it, and the rest is mined by the Russian Federation and the USA. Well, at the moment, I don’t know about the USA, but it was like that. And there are no processing plants in Venezuela. And about poverty - they have such a territory, there is no place for farmland! And when the United States launched a war with Venezuela, it is developing poorly. This is me, in short. It will be interesting, write, there is not a bad vidos - the former Russian ambassador to Venezuela talks about the country.
        1. bobba94 Offline
          bobba94 (Vladimir) 24 May 2020 20: 06
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          I know that there is light oil and there is heavy oil. Venezuelan solid oil is something new. I’ll say about the absence of land suitable for agriculture in Venezuela that the territory of Venezuela, in which 40 million people live, is 2,5 times larger than the territory of Japan, where the population is 126 million people
          1. Arkharov Offline
            Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 25 May 2020 14: 52
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            Venezuelan solid oil is something new.

            On the contrary, maybe it’s already tar immediately, it’s probably bitumen, and it will be torn off in the global market in 5 seconds !!!
      4. sgrabik Offline
        sgrabik (Sergei) 24 May 2020 12: 55
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        It’s immediately obvious that a person does not listen to or read anything except the Western media !!!
  2. maiman61 Offline
    maiman61 (Yuri) 23 May 2020 21: 36
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    Iran will not chew snot! Mattresses will answer in full elsewhere!
    1. Observer2014 Offline
      Observer2014 23 May 2020 22: 07
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      Quote: maiman61
      Iran will not chew snot! Mattresses will answer in full elsewhere!

      In what, if not secret?
      1. maiman61 Offline
        maiman61 (Yuri) 24 May 2020 05: 43
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        And you ask your striped owners how many mattresses were buried two meters underground when Iran fired at American bases in response to the assassination of a general! Mattresses then only wiped snot under the nose!
        1. Arkharov Offline
          Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 24 May 2020 10: 09
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          Just overslept?
  3. jekasimf Offline
    jekasimf (jekasimf) 23 May 2020 21: 38
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    Rave. Range of BUK, maximum 75 km. Tornado, well, a maximum of 100. The distance from Gibraltar to Venezuela is 6400 km .....
    1. Observer2014 Offline
      Observer2014 23 May 2020 22: 15
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      Quote: jekasimf
      Rave. Range of BUK, maximum 75 km. Tornado, well, a maximum of 100. The distance from Gibraltar to Venezuela is 6400 km .....

      request You noticed! yes Observant, probably. repeat
    2. Dear sofa expert. 24 May 2020 16: 01
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      What does Gibraltar have to do with it? We are talking about the ship USS Detriot US Navy (LCS-7, class "Freedom"), which is located in neutral waters near Venezuela. Beech, for example, can bring down helicopters that land a capture group on a tanker. "Tornado" can, in principle, also be used against the ship. Shoots far (up to 120 km). The accuracy is high. In case of need, you can adjust a special missile with an UAV.
      Ukrainians, by the way, are already experimenting with their "Alder" for the same purpose.
      1. jekasimf Offline
        jekasimf (jekasimf) 25 May 2020 17: 29
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        The question is, why should the United States seize in the defeated area of ​​BUK? If the whole Atlantic is at their disposal for this? All 6400 km. Without some 75. Are they dEbyly? Drive your ship 2000 km from its territory and capture in the affected area by BUK and Tornado ?! !!!
        1. Dear sofa expert. 25 May 2020 20: 02
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          The question is, why should the US capture in the zone of defeat by BUK? If the whole Atlantic is at their disposal for this?

          A conversation, as it were, on the article. Did you read it at all, or so, just to blurt out what?

          Note that in international waters near Caracas is the coastal (littoral) ship USS Detriot US Navy (LCS-7, class "Freedom".
  4. nbv Offline
    nbv 23 May 2020 23: 24
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    If the Communists rule in the Sahara, they will begin to import sand.
  5. bzbo Offline
    bzbo (Black doctor) 24 May 2020 02: 27
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    Anglo-Saxons simply did not allow the processing of raw materials in the colonies - for hundreds of years. Ukraine is an example of this, oil refineries have been stopped.
  6. Arkharov Offline
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 24 May 2020 10: 08
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    Venezuela throws "Tornadoes" and "Buki" to the coast to meet Iranian ships.

    - this is how, for example, they hit into tankers, nefig, to transport other people's oil when their dofiga. But is it interesting that Venezuela will also send 5 tankers of its oil to Iran in exchange? So will two oil-producing loser countries drive oil round-trip? It will be a wonderful business and no one can interfere .....
    1. 123 Offline
      123 (123) 24 May 2020 17: 13
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      So will two oil-producing loser countries drive oil round-trip? It will be a wonderful business and no one can interfere .....

      Canada and the USA have been doing this for a long time, so why not others try it?
      1. Arkharov Offline
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 24 May 2020 17: 46
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        I only favor if Iran and Venezuela engage in such fascinating activities. I hope that one, threatening the whole world and the second, bringing its people to complete impoverishment, political regimes will quickly bring their countries to complete total, breathtaking prosperity and having no analogues in the world of success on the world stage.
        1. 123 Offline
          123 (123) 24 May 2020 18: 05
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          To be honest, it makes no difference to me what you will be happy with and what you hope for. Discuss your speech in your circle better. hi
          1. Arkharov Offline
            Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 24 May 2020 18: 08
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            Somehow impolite, I am usually extremely happy with your successes, and usually celebrate them at the festive table, in the circle of my family and friends. And you...
            1. 123 Offline
              123 (123) 24 May 2020 18: 12
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              Somehow impolite, I am usually extremely happy with your successes, and usually celebrate them at the festive table, in the circle of my family and friends. And you...

              But not me. Do you have any success?
              1. Arkharov Offline
                Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 25 May 2020 14: 45
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                Of course. Almost every day, some kind of success.
                1. 123 Offline
                  123 (123) 25 May 2020 16: 22
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                  Of course. Almost every day, some kind of success.

                  Be careful. You will celebrate success every day, get used to it. Narcologists do not recommend.
                  1. Arkharov Offline
                    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 25 May 2020 17: 09
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                    Already, probably late.
  7. Arkharov Offline
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 24 May 2020 10: 13
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    However, it is unclear how these forces can generally counteract the detention of Iranian tankers.

    - trenches of a full profile should still be dug up on the beach. Then it will certainly help.
  8. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 24 May 2020 11: 17
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    Venezuela itself produces a bunch of oil. And while there is a shortage of gasoline.

    Doesn’t resemble anything? Concern in the Russian Federation on the eternal rise in price of his own ....
    1. sgrabik Offline
      sgrabik (Sergei) 24 May 2020 13: 04
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      The main thing is not in production, but in further high-quality processing, and this requires appropriate capacities and technologies !!!
  9. Max Winter Offline
    Max Winter (Max Winter) 24 May 2020 16: 36
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    A herd of youngsters and liberals who do not understand anything in the oil business)) I laugh - I can’t))) Before you clap your hands on the clave, get acquainted with all the technological aspects of oil refining, until the moment when it turns into gasoline ...
    1. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 24 May 2020 17: 52
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      Who, for decades, didn’t let them learn to make gas from it, even for their own needs? This is still some kind, but oil, and producing gas from it, is not more complicated than the production of synthetic gasoline from coal. Yes, and what for they had to establish some kind of production, to maintain their populism, it was enough to quickly drive oil abroad, which was done without thinking about the future.
      1. Sir solo Offline
        Sir solo (Sir Solo) 25 May 2020 08: 11
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        In fact, many who did not. bzbo correctly wrote above that no one will allow the colonies to produce the final product themselves. And if the examples of Ukraine or even Russia do not convince you of this, then look at Libya. Gaddafi invested in the development of industry and in the social sphere, I will not list how much has been done for the good of the country and even all of North Africa. But the striped flew in and bombed. Because it is impossible for the colonies to live beautifully. And if Venezuela did such a thing at its side, the United States would have long been in ruins. And now it’s mainly economically trying to get her back in check. Minor sabotage and failed coups do not count ....
        1. Arkharov Offline
          Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 25 May 2020 14: 48
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          And now it’s mainly economically trying to get her back in check.

          - this is absolutely superfluous, the authorities themselves are doing everything conceivable and unthinkable to drive the country in the ass. And not one decade already.