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School students told of the history of the Kazakh Army during an interactive lecture

by May 4, 2017 Market

In military exercises among 19 countries, our soldiers took an honorable second place, which speaks of the fighting capacity of the army, Deputy Minister of Defence Major-General Talgat Mukhtarov said during the lecture Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan – 25 years of safeguarding Independence at the Central Communications Service.

The lecture was organized online in all schools of the republic. In addition, it was broadcast live on the official website of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Republic of Kazakhstan is an active participant in major international exercises, such as Steppe Eagle, Peace Mission, Indestructible Brotherhood, Cooperation, � Talgat Mukhtarov said.

Modern combat jets Su-30SM were acquired for the first time in the history of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Major-General informed. Today, Su-30SM is the best multifunctional combat aircraft in the world, � Talgat Mukhtarov stressed.

According to the Major General, one of the priorities in the assembly of the Armed Forces is providing them with modern weapons and military equipment.

In addition to the Su-30SM, we have we have a S-295 aircraft, MI-17 helicopters, EU-145 Eurocopter; S-300 surface-to-air missile systems; Arlan combat vehicles; fire support combat vehicles; modern UAV’s; Bars MO type missile-artillery ships, � Talgat Mukhtarov said.

According to the Major-General, international cooperation in the military field is one of the directions for further strengthening national security, whose task is to create an effective system to counter modern challenges and threats – terrorism, extremism, illegal trafficking of drugs, weapons.

An important component of international cooperation is the peacekeeping activity of the State as part of the international coalition forces to maintain peace and security in the region. This was evidenced by the mission of the Kazakhstani peacekeeping battalion in Iraq, successfully conducted in the period from 2003 to 2008, � Talgat Mukhtarov concluded.

Concluding the lecture, the students were shown a special video dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan