(MENAFN) Kazakhstan is seeking to expand its military cooperation with Turkey, as revealed by the head of the Association of Defense Industry Enterprises in Kazakhstan, Aibek Baryssov. In a recent interview with Anadolu, Baryssov conveyed his condolences to Turkey for the recent devastating earthquakes, stating that Kazakhstan understands the difficulties caused by such natural disasters.
Baryssov explained that Kazakhstan's defense industry has its roots in former Soviet enterprises, but has expanded in recent years with the construction of new modern plants. The country produces various military equipment, including combat wheeled vehicles, fire-control systems, military vessels, machine guns, and cannons. Furthermore, Kazakhstan has recently launched a cartridge factory, and its IT companies are developing software for fire-control systems.
The association also includes enterprises that provide maintenance for Soviet-era tanks and produce air defense systems and radio stations. Some of these enterprises are joint ventures with Turkish defense corporation Aselsan, working in a wide range of arms production. Kazakhstan is eager to enhance its military cooperation with Turkey and explore new opportunities for partnership in the sector.
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