Venezuela's defense minister says his country is considering building unmanned planes and may look to allied countries - such as Iran - for help.
Defense Minister General Raul Baduel said Monday in Caracas that Venezuela has made progress in the development of pilotless planes.
He also said that Venezuela will look to other countries for help in maintaining its aging U.S.-made F-5 fighter jets.
Venezuela has had trouble maintaining the planes since the United States began blocking arms sales to the South American country.
Some information for this report was provided by AP.