Aug 05, 2016 00:57 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
The first export order for the Il-76MD-90 cargo plane could very well be Kazakhstan. It’s been reported by Russian media that both defense ministers are in discussions over a number of military-technical issues which not only include the Il-76, but Yak-152 and Yak-130 trainers. Other potential export customers include Algeria, Iran and South Africa.
Russia will add wings to Kazakhstan
Deliveries of aviation equipment may increase
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu yesterday discussed with his Kazakh counterpart Imangali Tasmagambetov issues of military-technical cooperation.As the “Kommersant”, Moscow and Astana have started negotiations for the supply of training aircraft Yak-152 combat training and the Yak-130. Advanced discussion and military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A, if the parties agree on the parameters of the contract quickly, Kazakhstan will become the first foreign customer new “sludge”, ahead of Algeria, Iran and South Africa.
Mr. Shoigu arrived in Kazakhstan for the second time in the last two months: the supply of arms prospects were discussed among other issues, on 8 June. Yesterday, as reported in the press service of Kazakhstan’s military department, the ministers considered the conclusion of the CSTO interstate agreement providing for simplification of military transport and transit of military goods between the countries – members of the organization.
Kazakhstan plans to re ambitious enough, especially in the field of aviation. That there can be implemented a number of projects, said the source “b”, familiar with the negotiations. So, discussing the delivery of at least four combat-capable trainer aircraft Yak-130 (manufactured by Corporation “Irkut”), training Yak-152 and two military transport Il-76MD-90A (manufactured by Ulyanovsk “Aviastar-SP”). Moreover, according to the interlocutor, “Kommersant”, talks on transport workers have advanced strongly enough: if the parties in the near future agree on the price and technical parameters of the deal, Kazakhstan will become the first foreign customer of Il-76MD-90A, ahead of Algeria, Iran and South Africa. While a firm contract for the purchase of such machines is only one: 39 aircraft in 2012 contracted the Defense Ministry. This order is guaranteed to load the Ulyanovsk enterprise until 2018. But, according to “Kommersant”, if necessary, the delivery schedule will be to beat so as to satisfy the needs of foreign customers. Then Kazakhstan can receive both aircraft already in 2017.
Russian-Kazakh military-technical cooperation (MTC) is generally quite stable.In 2015, the parties entered into an agreement that allows Kazakhstani armed forces to buy military equipment for the same price, for what they acquire the Russian military. Prior to this transfer of weapons it was, as a rule, free of charge, for example, at the end of 2015 the Kazakh military received five anti-aircraft missile systems S-300PS from the presence of the Defense Ministry (soon to be held transfer of 170 missiles for them). Kazakhstan was the first CIS purchased from Russia four Su-30cm, and at the end of 2015 th ordered another at least seven of these vehicles (according to “Kommersant”, this year they should get at least three Su-30cm on the last contract). At the moment, the agreement is implemented by four military transport helicopter Mi-35M. Kazakhstan Deputy Defense Minister for Armaments Okas Saparov said earlier that the military plans to buy from Russia multipurpose fighters Su-35 attack helicopters and Mi-24 (see., “Kommersant” dated June 9). However, those involved in the PTS sources say that Astana will likely continue to buy it Su-30cm and Mi-35M. Purchases of marine equipment in the modest number of times: according to some sources, a contract to supply three Project 21632 small missile ships, armed with anti-ship missiles will be “Uran-E” was signed in 2015.