Kazakhstan has purchased military equipment from Russia
02.09.2011 — News
The Uralvagonzavod Research and Production Corporation has supplied a set of military hardware for the armed forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The scope of supply is kept in secret, but the republican army is known to have received T-72B tanks and TOS-1 heavy flamethrower systems.
The representatives of the Press Service of the corporation have informed RusBusinessNews that the shipment also included three tank support fighting vehicles (BMPT). The pilot military project passed the government tests; however, it has not been put into service for the Russian Army yet.
The BMPT vehicle is designed to destroy tanks, infantry combat vehicles, helicopters and low-altitude aircraft. The design of the vehicle includes the upgraded chassis of the T-72 tank. It is equipped with two twin-barreled 30-mm automatic guns, Ataka-T guided weapon, automatic grenade launchers and a machine gun.
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