Kazakhstan’s armed forces will receive multirole fighters and transport helicopters from Russia this year.
KUBINKA (Moscow Region) – Kazakhstan’s armed forces will receive two Su-30 multirole fighters and two Mi-17 transport helicopters from Russia this year as part of existing contracts, Kazakhstan’s Deputy Defense Minister Okas Saparov told Sputnik on Wednesday.
“We received four Su-30s from Russia in 2014, two more this year,” Saparov said at the Army-2016 military forum, adding that two Mi-17s would enter into service in 2016, followed by more next year.
Moreover, Kazakhstan plans to sign a contract on the purchase of four Russian Mi-35 helicopters by the end of 2016, Kazakh Deputy Defense Minister Okas Saparov told Sputnik on Wednesday.
“This year we will sign another contract on four Mi-35s,” Saparov said at the Army-2016 military forum, adding that four of the attack helicopters with transport capabilities planned to be delivered as part of the 2015 contract.
Army-2016 military forum is holding on at Moscow Region suburb Kubinka.
Today, the first stage of the “Airborne platoon” international contest has started near Novorossiysk. Teams of Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Belarus, Iran, Egypt, Venezuela, and team of the Voluntary Association for Assistance to Army, Air Force and Navy (DOSAAF) are participating in the competition.
The servicemen performed parachute jumping from Mi-8 helicopters and conducted 10-km marching.
According to Colonel Gennady Yagodkin, assistance of Airborne Commander responsible for the physical training, teams of China, Kazakhstan and Russia took the first three places.
He also added that the Russian servicemen have beaten the record. They have passed the 10-km distance in 46 minutes and 19 seconds.
Crews of JH-7A bombers of China, and Mi-8 from Kazakhstan and Belarus arrived in Ryazan in order to participate in the “Aviadarts” international contest.
Military-transport aviation has already delivered engineering and technical personnel as well as maintenance equipment in order to service the hardware.
In the nearest future, pilots will also arrive in Ryazan from Kazakhstan and Belarus.
About 50 crews from different will compete for the title of the best. Representatives from foreign countries will operate their own aircraft.
The contest is held on July 31 – August 10.
On June 8, the Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu met the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan Imangali Tasmagambetov in Astana.
In the course of the talks, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu and Imangali Tasmagambetov shared opinions on the problems of international and regional security as well as on the implementation of joint projects in the military sphere.
In particular, they discussed the issues of military and technical cooperation, optimization of territories of testing ranges held on lease by the Russian Defence Ministry in Kazakhstan, training of Kazakh servicemen in the Russian military educational institutions as well as the transit of Russian military cargoes through the territory of Kazakhstan.
The ministers also talked about the holding of contests of the International Army Games at the ranges of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
ASTANA, January 26. /TASS/. Kazakhstan will supply military equipment and weapons to Jordan, the country’s Defense Ministry press service said on Tuesday Commenting on the results of the Kazakhstani defense minister’s visit to Jordan, the press service said: “The important result of the visit was signing the agreement between the governments of Kazakhstan and Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan on military and military-technical cooperation.” “The signed agreements will boost cooperation between the armed forces and defense industries of the two countries,” the defense ministry added. In particular, “an agreement was reached on purchasing Kazakhstani Arlan armored vehicles” assembled at the local plant of the Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering company that opened in Astana last year. The armored vehicle designed for remote firing and observation in all weather and lighting conditions, is capable of withstanding 50 kg of explosives in TNT equivalent from the side or 8kg and 14kg correspondingly under the vehicle and under wheels. “Negotiations were also held on supplying other defense products – optical night vision and aiming devices, NSVS machine guns of 12.7mm caliber and weapon stations, three coordinated radars, communications systems and others,” the defense ministry said. “Despite the large distance between the two countries, great opportunities exist for development in economic and military-political cooperation,” the press service noted. Jordan also agreed to take part in the 4th International Exhibition of Weapons Systems and Military Equipment KADEX-2016 that will be held in the Kazakhstani capital on June 2-5.