Venezuela Signs $199M Agreement With Spanish Firm for 31 Patrol Boats

DID has covered Navantia’s potential billion dollar sale of corvettes/OPVs to Venezuela, which appears to be going ahead. In addition, reader Pedro Lucio tips us to an additional deal with Spanish firm Rodman Polyships for 31 patrol boats, at a price of EUR 157 million. DID prefers the figure of USD $199 million, as it comes from the Venezuelan government mouthpiece El Universal; that article also notes that the foundations for the deal were laid during an October 2005 visit by Hugo Chavez.