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Kazakhstan Majilis approves Joint Air Defense bill

The Lower Chamber of the Kazakhstan Parliament has approved ratification of the Kazakhstan-Russia Joint Air Defense Agreement.

Kazakhstan Majilis approves Joint Air Defense bill
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President Nazarbayev comments on new Defense Minister

I believe he is the most appropriate candidate to fill in the position. We have deliberately chosen a civilian for the position: President Nazarbayev.

President Nazarbayev comments on new Defense Minister
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo courtesy of nazarbayev2011.kz
Kazakhstan’s President on the national army’s combat efficiency

We will be randomly checking combat efficiency of regional troops. We should enhance cooperation of defense agencies and interaction with our allies and partners: President Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan’s President on the national army’s combat efficiency
S-300 Air Defense System. ©RIA Novosti
Russia to deliver 5 S-300 missile battalions to Kazakhstan

Russia will deliver five S-300PS surface-to-air missile battalions to Kazakhstan for free, according to Deputy Defense Minister of Russia.

Russia to deliver 5 S-300 missile battalions to Kazakhstan
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CSTO drills to focus on prevention of threats coming from Afghanistan

Kazakhstan’s Defense Minister Adilbek Dzhaksybekov met his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu today.

CSTO drills to focus on prevention of threats coming from Afghanistan
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Kazakhstan not sending peacekeepers to Syria

According to Kazakhstan ex-Permanent Representative in the UN Senator Byrganym Aitimova, Kazakhstan will not send any peacekeepers to Syria.

Kazakhstan not sending peacekeepers to Syria
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Nazarbayev meets Defense Minister of Turkey

Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, had a meeting with Ismet Yilmas, Defense Minister of Turkey.

Nazarbayev meets Defense Minister of Turkey
Electro-optical devices. ©Tengrinews.kz
Defense electronic optical devices to be produced in Astana together with Turkey

Defense electronic optical devices to be produced in Astana jointly with Turkey.

Defense electronic optical devices to be produced in Astana together with Turkey
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US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discusses defense and countering terrorism with Kazakhstan Defense Minister

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has discussed strategic partnership in defense and countering terrorism with Kazakhstan's Minister of Defense Adilbek Dzhaksybekov.

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discusses defense and countering terrorism with Kazakhstan Defense Minister
Japan mulling boosting Aegis destroyer fleet: report
Japan mulling boosting Aegis destroyer fleet: report

Japan is considering boosting its fleet of Aegis-equipped destroyers from six to eight to counter threats from North Korean missile development and tensions with China over territory.

Japan mulling boosting Aegis destroyer fleet: report
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Kazakhstan interested in British defense experience

Kazakhstan is moving towards establishing a professional army, and Britain possesses valuable experience in this realm: Kazakhstan Minister.

Kazakhstan interested in British defense experience
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India plays down prospect of early Rafale fighter deal

India's defence minister played down on Wednesday the prospects of a speedy conclusion to contract negotiations with France's Dassault Aviation for the acquisition of 126 Rafale fighter jets.

India plays down prospect of early Rafale fighter deal
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Kazakhstan Defense Ministry selects candidates for education in US universities

Kazakhstan Defense Ministry is staring to select candidates for education in US military universities in 2014.

Kazakhstan Defense Ministry selects candidates for education in US universities
US, Japan and S. Korea to hold joint naval drills
US, Japan and S. Korea to hold joint naval drills

The United States, South Korea and Japan will hold joint naval exercises next week in waters around the Korean peninsula

US, Japan and S. Korea to hold joint naval drills
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Kazakhstan spends $3.7 million on Joint CIS Air Defense System

Kazakhstan is going to spend over 570 million tenge ($3.7 million) on the Joint CIS Air Defense System (JADS). Only three countries are funding the JADS: Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus.

Kazakhstan spends $3.7 million on Joint CIS Air Defense System
Hagel suggests US moving forces closer to Syria, Obama cautious
Hagel suggests US moving forces closer to Syria, Obama cautious

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday strongly suggested the Pentagon was moving forces into place ahead of possible military action against Syria, even as President Barack Obama voiced caution.

Hagel suggests US moving forces closer to Syria, Obama cautious
Eurocopter EC145. Photo by Marat Abilov©
Air show timed to 15th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Air Defense Forces held near Astana

Kazakhstan marked the 15th anniversary of establishment of its Air Defense Forces.

Air show timed to 15th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Air Defense Forces held near Astana
Philippines acquiring French vessel for South China Sea
Philippines acquiring French vessel for South China Sea

The Philippines said Saturday it is purchasing a surplus French Navy vessel to boost its forces in the South China Sea where it has an ongoing territorial dispute with China.

Philippines acquiring French vessel for South China Sea
The meeting of Kazakhstan Defense Minister with Vice-Chairman of the Central Military Commission of China. ©mod.gov.kz
Ranking Chinese military official to check on Kazakhstan Navy in Aktau

Vice-Chairman of the Central Military Commission of China Fan Changlong has arrived in Astana.

Ranking Chinese military official to check on Kazakhstan Navy in Aktau
Kazakhstan's military pilots. Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Defense Ministry
Kazakhstan studies other countries' experience in urban military actions

A military-scientific conference for officers of Air Forces was held at the Military-Engineering Institute of Radionics and Communication in Almaty.

Kazakhstan studies other countries' experience in urban military actions