Kazakhstan purchases Russian military equipment

6 September 2011 (Last Updated September 6th, 2011 18:30)

The armed forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan has purchased a set of military hardware from the Russian Uralvagonzavod Research and Production Corporation. RusBusinessNews reported that the shipment included T-72B tanks, TOS-1 heavy flamethrower systems, and three tank support fighting v

The armed forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan has purchased a set of military hardware from the Russian Uralvagonzavod Research and Production Corporation.

RusBusinessNews reported that the shipment included T-72B tanks, TOS-1 heavy flamethrower systems, and three tank support fighting vehicles (BMPT).

The BMPT vehicle includes the upgraded framework of the T-72 tank and is equipped with two twin-barrelled 30mm automatic guns, Ataka-T guided weapon, automatic grenade launchers and a machine gun.

The vehicle has been designed to destroy tanks, infantry combat vehicles, helicopters and low-altitude aircraft.

The Russian Army has not yet inducted the vehicle into service, though it has passed government tests.