KADEX-2014 International exhibition has opened
May 23. Kazpravda
By Dulat MOLDABAEV
The 3rd International Exhibition of Arms and Military Equipment KADEX 2014 has opened in Astana.
At first the gusts were shown Kazakhstan forces’ military hardware: modern tanks that can even waltz, EU -145 Eurocopter, produced in Kazakhstan; tactical actions were demonstrated of the Special Forces in interaction with the aviation destroying illegal combat formations.
The T-72 tanks that waltzed underwent major upgrades at the Kazakhstan Engineering national company. Modern digital communications were installed.
The BMP -2 vehicle for transporting of infantry and fire support was also upgraded at the Kazakhstan Engineering NC. On them, as well as on the BTR-80 amphibious tracked armored vehicle, modern digital communication and navigation were installed, also infrared imaging system.
The highlight of the exhibition was the air show, in which Mi-24 helicopter performed aerobatic stunts. Aerobatic team Zhetysu was stunt-flying on the Su -27 and Alatau team- on the MiG -29. Six multi-purpose highly maneuverable, all-weather heavy-class fighters Su-27 flew by in a “Pyramid” order. The Russian aircraft corporation MiG, manufacturing lightweight fighters, showcased the MiG -35 jets.
This year 300 companies from 27 countries take part in the exhibition, more than ninety of which are Kazakhstan’s domestic defense industry enterprises.
At noon a meeting was held of the CSTO member-states’ vice-ministers in charge of the defense-industrial complex. The Kazakh DM held a series of bilateral meetings. Later today, a scientific- technical conference will take place, a meeting of the Business Council of the CSTO Intergovernmental Commission on military-economic cooperation and other bilateral meetings. On Saturday and Sunday the exhibition will be open to all.