South Sudan Bolsters Defense

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    South Sudanese army spokesman Philip Aguer told Reuters on Wednesday Juba's military intended to acquire anti-aircraft missiles as part of the new African nation's plans to modernise and re-equip its armed forces, which had previously fought for years as a rebel guerrilla army against Khartoum.

    "It will enhance our defenses. All strategic points need to be protected, including oil-producing areas and airports," Aguer said. He did not say where South Sudan would seek to purchase the anti-aircraft weapons, nor exactly what kind they would be.

    "It depends on the market and the political will to sell to us," Aguer said.


    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/16/sudan-southsudan-air-idUSL5E8GGAA020120516