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Who sold Libya its supermissiles?


The US government calls it the "one of the most lethal" weapons of its kind -- an advanced, portable missile, designed to knock planes out of the sky. A variant of it just showed up in Moammar Gadhafi's army and nobody seems to know how exactly it got there. But diplomatic cables, unearthed by WikiLeaks, suggest one potential culprit: the Chavez regime in Venezuela.

Aviation Week's eagle-eyed reporter David Fulghum spotted a Russian SA-24 Grinch surface-to-air missile mounted on a Libyan army truck in recent cable news footage. And that's a cause for concern: The SA-24 is more accurate, longer-flying, and more lethal than earlier models of surface-to-air missiles. It also has a dual-band infrared seeker and is more difficult to jam than older systems.

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