More than 20 delegations visit Almaz-Antey exposition at Astana military show

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June 5 – More than 20 foreign delegations have visited the exposition of Russia’s state-owned arms industry company Almaz-Antey at the KADEX-2016 international weapons exhibition, the company’s representative Vyacheslav Szirkaln told reporters on Sunday. “Generally speaking, the exhibition has met our expectations, we have received the result we hoped for,” he said.
Almaz-Antey had successful talks with several companies from Kazakhstan. The Belarusian delegation led by the country’s Defense Minister Andrey Ravkov saw a presentation of the Tor-M2KM antiaircraft missile system. The low-range detection systems made at the Strela plant (a part of the Almaz-Antey Concern) attracted attention from military authorities of different countries, the concern’s representative said.
The KADEX international show in Astana, Kazakhstan, is working from June 2 through to June 5.

Russian Small Submarine Piranha-T to Be Presented at KADEX-2016

Piranha submarine


The Russian United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation will present its aircraft during the upcoming KADEX-2016 military hardware exhibition, the corporation’s press service said Wednesday.

The Russian United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) will present its ships and a small submarine Piranha-T used in the Caspian region during the upcoming KADEX-2016 military hardware exhibition, the corporation’s press service said Wednesday.

“At the exhibition KADEX-2016 the UIMC will show a line of naval equipment, relevant for the Central Asian region. Products of the UIMC will be represented by surface ships of different classes, as well as with a small submarine for coastal actions, Piranha-T,” head of the corporation’s press service Roman Chernigovtsev said.

He added that the specialist from the company and its manufacturing bureaus plan to discuss the implementation of existing contracts and plans for new projects with the representatives of the Kazakh Navy.

“The UIMC builds a series of offshore trawlers for Kazakhstan. According to expert assessment of the corporation, the Caspian market is also interested in acquiring patrol vessels and coast guard boats for the protection of oil and gas fields,” Chernigovtsev said.

According to him, the UIMC delegation to KADEX-2016 will be headed by the vice-president of military shipbuilding Igor Ponomarev and will bring together experts of nine enterprises and manufacturing bureaus of the naval profile.

The UIMC was created in March 2014 within the Russian state corporation Rostec as a specialized management company that combines research and production structure of Russian radio-electronic industry. As of today, the UIMC management circle comprises 55 enterprises and research institutions of radio-electronic industry.

KADEX-2016 is a biannual event and has been held since 2010. The fourth exhibition due to be held on June 2-5 in Astana will see over 300 military equipment producers from around the world showcase aircraft and space technologies, army and navy armaments, air defense systems, IT technologies and robotic systems and military equipment utilizing alternative energy sources. A total of 40 Russian companies will attend the event, including 14 Russian defense industry holdings.


Russia Delivers Free S-300 Air Defense Systems to Kazakhstan

An S-300 surface-to-air missile system


According to Russia’s Defense Ministry, Russia delivered S-300 air defense systems to Kazakhstan free of charge.

    The contract on free deliveries of Russian S-300 air defense systems to Kazakhstan is fulfilled, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday.”We have completed the project on free of charge S-300 air defense system deliveries to Kazakhstan,” Shoigu said at a meeting with his Kazakh counterpart Imangali Tasmagambetov.


Russia, Kazakhstan to Build Common Aerospace Defense System

Radar of missile defense system of Moscow


Moscow and Astana have agreed the terms of Russia’s use of a Kazakh radio communications center as part of Russia’s ballistic missile early warning system, media reports said on Saturday.

The head of the Defense Ministry’s international cooperation department, Sergei Koshelev, said the measure would enhance Russia’s defense capability and help build a unified regional air and missile defense system.“It will also give boost to the mutually-beneficial defense cooperation between our two countries,” Koshelev added.

The Balkhash radio communications facility is an important element of Russia’s ballistic missile early warning system, which ensures the security of all members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization of Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Armenia and Tajikistan.

The Dnepr long-distance radar, which is part of the Balkhash facility, provides round-the clock observation of outer space and registers ballistic missile launches in the entire southeastern collective security region.

Russia has long been leading efforts to build a joint air defense shield for the CIS, a loose organization of former Soviet republics.