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The Russians are coming…to Cuba?

The Russians are coming…to Cuba?
By Silvio Canto, Jr.

Guess what happens when you go to a ball game and legitimize a Cuban
: Raúl Castro turns around and gives the Russians a big piece of
business – the air traffic control system in the island.

This is from Sabrina Martin of the Pan Am Post:

The largest Russian manufacturer of electronic devices for civil
aviation will be in charge of creating a new air traffic control system
for Cuba.

The news comes days after the Cuban government refused visas to US
congressmen who were traveling to the island to inspect and certify the
conditions of airports before regular flights between Cuba and the
United States can resume.

The Russian company Azimut signed a contract with the Cuban state
company Aviaimport to transfer technology, information, and research in
civil aeronautics for air traffic control on the island.

The deal includes the delivery of the source-code and the execution of
tests. Likewise, the Russian company will offer training for the Cuban
employees who will be in charge of the system’s operation.

The agreement between the state-owned firm and Azimut will last until
June 2017 and the system is expected to be implemented in 10
international airports in Cuba.

Currently, Cuban airports use an ORACLE-based system, acquired from
in 2000, which officials deem outdated.

It’s worth noting that six airlines were authorized by the US government
to operate 155 weekly flights for almost 20,000 passengers between five
US cities and nine Cuban destinations.

This is a slap in the face to U.S. businesses who bought into the idea
that the Obama-Castro deal would open new markets. At the end of the
day, Raúl Castro selected the Russians, and all of the potential
security challenges that it brings.

He also denied visas to a U.S. House delegation that wanted to check the
Cuban security systems. Wonder why. The decision to bring in
Vlad Putin answers that question!

Russia is back in the Middle East and Cuba. We can thank Obama for that!

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