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Belarus and Kazakhstan Identify Promising Lines for Bilateral Military-Technical Cooperation

Belarus and Kazakhstan Identify Promising Lines for Bilateral Military-Technical Cooperation 8 December 2017

Belarus and Kazakhstan Identify Promising Lines for Bilateral Military-Technical Cooperation

Belarus is ready to share its experience in manufacturing unmanned aerial vehicles with Kazakhstan. This was announced by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko at the extended talks with Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, on 29 November 2017.
“Belarus is ready to share its experience in manufacturing unmanned aerial vehicles. We are ready not only to organise deliveries, but also to pass on technologies,” the Belarusian President said. “I know that Kazakhstan has a great interest in these technologies,” he added.
According to Alexander Lukashenko, the parties do not make enough use of sci-tech potential.
“I consider it important to develop partnership with Kazakhstan on space technology, for example, in such areas as Earth remote sensing, space research and space communications,” the Belarusian leader said.
Following the official negotiations between the presidents of the two countries, Belarus and Kazakhstan signed an intergovernmental agreement on industrial and sci-tech cooperation between defence companies. The document was inked by Oleg Dvigalev, Chairman of the Belarusian State Military Industrial Committee, and Beibut Atamkulov, Minister of Defence and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan.
The agreement provides for the development of industrial and sci-tech cooperation between the Belarusian and Kazakhstani defence companies in the areas of development, production, adjustment, installation, modernisation and repair of military products.
The document also envisages the development of production of dual-use goods, provision of military-technical services, supply of materials, semi-finished products, components, training and auxiliary equipment, necessary for the development, production, adjustment, installation, modernisation and repair of military products and dual-use goods.
The implementation of the agreement will allow Belarus to achieve mutually beneficial military-technical cooperation with Kazakhstan and will facilitate the delivery of Belarusian-made military products to Kazakhstan within the legal framework and on a permanent basis.
On the same day, Oleg Dvigalev met with Beibut Atamkulov at Goscomvoyenprom. This was the third meeting of the two leaders this year.
At the meeting, the two sides confirmed the course for the further development of mutually beneficial relations and noted the positive background in the expansion of bilateral military-technical and military-economic cooperation. The meeting identified the main areas of cooperation for the near future, possibilities of localising production in Belarus and Kazakhstan, as well as joint manufacture in the interests of third countries.
Beibut Atamkulov noted the high quality and reliability of products manufactured by Goscomvoyenprom companies and defence industry. He invited Belarusian counterparts to take part in KADEX 2018, the 5th international exhibition of weapons systems and military equipment.
The exhibition has been held in Astana since 2010. It has become an important link in the military-technical cooperation between Belarus and Kazakhstan and an excellent opportunity for demonstrating the latest defence industry achievements and exchanging expert opinions.
Simultaneously with the talks between Alexander Lukashenko and Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Belarusian-Kazakhstani business forum was held in Minsk. The forum brought together about 400 representatives of business community of the two countries.
During the event, an exhibition of Belarusian sci-tech and innovative solutions was held, at which 55 Belarusian companies showcased more than 100 advanced solutions.
In the open area, AGAT-Control Systems, management company of the Geoinformation Control Systems Holding demonstrated its innovative solutions: reconnaissance/firing combat module based on a light armoured off-road vehicle designed for reconnaissance and control of tactical units and weapons with the use of wireless broadband, as well as the Berkut-1E unmanned aircraft system and the R-434 mobile radio relay station.
Visitors to the AGAT-Control Systems’ stand could not only get acquainted with new products, but also get the necessary consultation from the company’s experts and hold bilateral business meetings.
On 29 November, a Kazakhstani delegation headed by Defence Minister Col. Gen. Saken Zhasuzakov visited the 558 Aircraft Repair Plant. During the visit, the officials familiarised themselves with the plant’s history, production facilities, aircraft repair and modernisation technologies, production of unmanned aerial systems and aircraft components. The parties discussed issues of mutually beneficial cooperation.

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