Kazakhs aim to build drones, ships with US and Ukrainian help

January 23. Universal Newswires

Kazakhs aim to build drones, ships with US and Ukrainian helpKazakhstan has approached companies in the United States and Ukraine to help it build drones and naval vessels, state-owned firm Kazakhstan Engineering said Monday.

A delegation of the Kazakh company held talks with U.S. Cessna Aircraft Company at its headquarters in Wichita, Kansas on the building of unmanned aerial vehicles and light civil aircraft, Kazakhstan Engineering said in a statement on Friday. The company did not specify when delegates visited the Kansas headquarters.

A team earlier this month also visited a Ukrainian research and design center for shipbuilding located in the city of Nikolayev with the view of setting up a design office on the Caspian Sea.

Kazakhstan Engineering wants Ukraine’s Research and Project Center for Shipbuilding to help it set up a shipbuilding facility at Hydropribor in the Western Kazakh region of Uralsk.

Vadim Shakshakbaevym, vice-president of the Kazakh firm, had earlier led a delegation to Israel with a view to reviving negotiations on acquiring Israeli drones.

Officials of the Kazakh defense ministry also participated in all the negotiations.

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