http://www.eluniversal.com/2008/02/2...s_722729.shtml

La empresa rusa Roxoboronexport ha sido acusada de vender aviones de combate de segunda a Argelia, Siria y Venezuela, según la publicación suiza Military Procurement Internacional (MPI).

En su escrito titulado "Roxoboronexport vende carnero disfrazado de cordero", aseguran que la Fuerza Aérea venezolana "ha descubierto, para su consternación, que los Sukhoi-30 entregados a la fecha, han venido de los lotes que previamente había rechazado el Estado Mayor de China". "La Aviación venezolana está exigiendo una explicación", refieren.

En 2007, Argelia devolvió a Rusia 15 aviones MIG-29 al descubrir que todas sus "nuevas" unidades eran de segunda mano y el fuselaje había sido fabricado 15 años atrás. Como resultado de ello, el gobierno de Argelia rompió todas las relaciones con Roxoboronexport en octubre del año pasado.
De MPI:

Rosoboronexport selling “mutton dressed as lamb”

Russia’s arms export agency Rosoboronexport has been accused of selling fighter aircraft that are “mutton dressed as lamb” to Algeria, Syria and Venezuela.

On July 25, 2006, President Hugo Chavez ordered 24 Sukhoi Su-30 MKVs for the Venezuelan Air Force (AMV), with an option on 12 more. Of these, 14 have now been delivered. But the AMV has discovered, to its dismay, that the Su-30MKVs so far delivered have come from batches that had previously been refused by the Chinese PLA General Staff. The AMV is demanding an explanation.

Syria, for its part, has ordered 14 MiG-29SMTs. New-build MiG-29SMTs are manufactured only at RSK MiG’s Voronin Production Centre. But it appears that the aircraft for the Syrian Air Force are coming in stead from the Sokol plant in Nizhny Novgorod, which has the capability only for modernisation of existing MiG-29s. The basic aircraft are therefore second-hand.

But, according to French newsletter TTU, it is Algeria which has been the hardest hit and which has reacted most strongly. The country has ordered 30 MiG-29SMTs and six two-seat MiG-29UBTs for its Air Force, plus a further 36 fighters on option.

And the Algerian Air Force discovered in summer 2007 that all its “new” MiG-29SMTs were coming from Sokol and were, in fact, based on 15 year-old airframes.

As a result, the Algerian Government broke off all relations with Rosoboronexport in October 2007. According to one source close to the dossier, “If Moscow, or President Putin, did not realise MiG’s subterfuge and they fail to correct it, then Algeria will look to the West. As will Syria.” © DAPSS S.A., 2008, Switzerland