USNI News – Venezuela’s propaganda videos are showing off warships armed with new Chinese-made anti-ship missiles. The C-802A missile, supplied by Beijing to the Venezuelan Navy, is designed to take out surface ships at ranges of over 100 nautical miles. The sea-skimming missile is generally analogous to the Harpoon. This arms deal should greatly increase the reach and potency of President Nicolás Maduro’s navy.
– War Zone – The Venezuelan military has pledged to protect the tankers, which are carrying gasoline, from any American attempts to seize them.
(Thanks to Alain)
– War Zone – The Venezuelan ship appears to have been trying to seize the cruise ship, which is designed to safely sail through icy waters.
– CIMSEC – Is it due to increased security on tankers?