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Kazakh government reports increase in defence exports

16 May 2018

Kazakhstan’s defence equipment exports doubled in 2017, the country has announced ahead of the Kazakhstan Defence Exhibition (KADEX).

Kazakh Minister of Defence and Aerospace Industry Beibut Atamkulov told the country’s parliament on 14 May that defence exports in 2017 reached KZT16 billion (USD49 million), following on from a 14% increase in production by the country’s defence industry.

Key to the country’s success were the outputs of privately held West Kazakhstan Machine Building Company, Kazakhstan Engineering (KE) subsidiaries Kirov Plant JSC and Tynys, and KE-Aselsan joint venture (JV) Kazakhstan Aselsan Engineering (KAE).

KAE achieved notable success in the export of night-vision devices to Turkey and Uzbekistan.

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