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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Kazakhstan established Ministry of Defense and aerospace industry

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The main activities of the new ministry are the implementation of state policy in the field of defense, aerospace and electronics industries, information security in the field of information and communication (cybersecurity), mobilization preparation and mobilization, formation and development of the state material reserve, participation in a single military-technical policy and military-technical cooperation, the leadership in the field of formation, placement and execution of defense contracts.

The following functions and powers were transferred the newly formed Ministry:

– In the sphere of defense industry – from the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

– In the field of space activities – from the Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

– In the sphere of mobilization preparation and mobilization, formation and development of the state material reserve – from the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

– In the field of information security from the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan and information security in the field of information and communication from the Ministry of Information and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In this connection, Kazakhstan Government was instructed to provide: Education Information Security Committee, Aerospace Committee and the Committee for State Material Reserves of the Ministry of Defense and the aerospace industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan; other measures arising from the present Decree.

Control over the execution of this decree is entrusted to the Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

It should be noted that the decree comes into force from the date of its signing.

Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

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