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France's Hollande in Qatar for warplane deal
France's Hollande in Qatar for warplane deal

French President Francois Hollande arrived in Qatar to oversee the signing of a multi-billion-euro deal to sell 24 Rafale fighter jets to the gas-rich emirate.

France's Hollande in Qatar for warplane deal
Su 30 Flanker. Photo courtesy of Ministry of Defense press office
New Sukhoi Su-30 fighters arrive to Kazakhstan

The Sukhoi Su-30, Flanker C fighter aircrafts have been delivered to the aviation base in Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan from Irkutsk, Russia.

New Sukhoi Su-30 fighters arrive to Kazakhstan
Defense Ministers of the CIS countries. ©kazpravda.kz
Kazakhstan and Russia on their way to joint air defence system

The legal framework of the joint air defence system of Kazakhstan and Russia is in place, practical implementation commences.

Kazakhstan and Russia on their way to joint air defence system
Sary Shagan test site. ©wikimapia.org.
Russia returns land the size of Montenegro to Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan and Russia have signed the documents returning more than 16 thousand sq. km of formerly leased land back to Kazakhstan.

Russia returns land the size of Montenegro to Kazakhstan
Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircraft. Photo © RIA Novosti
Russia to supply Su-30 Flankers to Kazakhstan

Russia is starting the shipment of the The Sukhoi Su-30, Flanker C fighter aircrafts to Kazakhstan.

Russia to supply Su-30 Flankers to Kazakhstan
Photo courtesy of instabeat.me.
Kazakhstanis to have three days off in May

The beginning of May in Kazakhstan has always been rich with holidays. This year, Kazakhstanis will enjoy 3 days off in May.

Kazakhstanis to have three days off in May
Russian arms sales soar on domestic spending
Russian arms sales soar on domestic spending

Sales by Russian arms manufacturers continue to expand thanks to Moscow's investments despite a downturn in global defence spending.

Russian arms sales soar on domestic spending
Ashton Carter likely next Pentagon chief: reports
Ashton Carter likely next Pentagon chief: reports

The former number-two ranking official at the Pentagon, Ashton Carter, will likely be named as the next US defense secretary.

Ashton Carter likely next Pentagon chief: reports
Photo courtesy of the press service of Kazakhstan's Defence Ministry
Kazakh Defence Minister takes part in CIS Defence Ministers Council in Moscow

Kazakhstan’s Defence Minister Imangali Tasmagambetov has taken part in the Council of Defence Ministers of the CIS in Moscow, Russia.

Kazakh Defence Minister takes part in CIS Defence Ministers Council in Moscow
Britain's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon. ©REUTERS
Parts of UK 'under siege' from immigration: defence minister

Parts of Britain are "under siege" from immigration, prompting the government to look at ways to stem the number of EU workers arriving.

Parts of UK 'under siege' from immigration: defence minister
Imangali Tasmagambetov. Photo courtesy of astana.gov.kz
Appointment of new Defense Minister in Kazakhstan - reaction to crisis in Ukraine: experts

High-profile transfer of Imangali Tasmagambetov from his job as Mayor of Astana to the Defense Ministry has made people wonder. Experts have shared their opinions with respect to geopolitical changes around Kazakhstan, internal dynamics within the Kazakh elite and personalities of the newly appointed officials.

Appointment of new Defense Minister in Kazakhstan - reaction to crisis in Ukraine: experts
Photo courtesy of vblage.ru.
Kazakhstan not sending peacemakers to Liberia amid Ebola outbreak

Kazakhstan will not send any peacemakers to Liberia amid the outbreak of Ebola in that region.

Kazakhstan not sending peacemakers to Liberia amid Ebola outbreak
Ukraine parliament confirms new defence minister
Ukraine parliament confirms new defence minister

Ukraine's parliament confirmed National Guard chief Stepan Poltorak as the former Soviet state's fourth defence minister.

Ukraine parliament confirms new defence minister
L-39 Albatros jet and  Lamborghini Huracan racing. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakh Defense Minister visits armaments exhibition near Moscow

Minister of Defense of Kazakhstan Serik Akhmetov has visited the military exhibition in Zhukovsky town near Moscow.

Kazakh Defense Minister visits armaments exhibition near Moscow
©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Military cooperation between Russia and Kazakhstan deepens as Kazakhstan prepares to take Russian state defense order

Defense Minister of Kazakhstan Serik Akhmetov declared that Kazakhstan was ready to take on the Moscow defense order during his meeting with a Russian official.

Military cooperation between Russia and Kazakhstan deepens as Kazakhstan prepares to take Russian state defense order
Photo courtesy of newskaz.ru.
Three Kazakhstanis enter US military academies

Three Kazakhstan students have been admitted into the leading military universities of America this year.

Three Kazakhstanis enter US military academies
Photo courtesy of Press Office of Kazakhstan's Defence Ministry.
Nazarbayev unveils new building of National Defense University

Nursultan Nazarbayev has unveiled a new block of the National Defense University in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Nazarbayev unveils new building of National Defense University
Illustration ©tengrinews
Nazarbayev ratifies Joint Air Defense treaty with Russia

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has ratified the treaty establishing a joint air defense system in Kazakhstan and Russia.

Nazarbayev ratifies Joint Air Defense treaty with Russia
Photo ©Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstan can defend itself against foreign aggressors: Minister of Defense

No state is a potential adversary for Kazakhstan but the country can resort to use of military force to repel aggression and defend its territorial integrity and sovereignty, Serik Akhmetov wrote in his blog.

Kazakhstan can defend itself against foreign aggressors: Minister of Defense
Photo courtesy of Press  Office of Defence Ministry of Kazakhstan
Military brass bands parade to take place in Astana

The second international festival of military brass bands will take place in Astana on May 21-25, 2014.

Military brass bands parade to take place in Astana