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Kazakhstan Launches A Modernized Battle Ship

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 19:01

Kazakhstan has launched the rocket and artillery ship Mangistau equipped with modernized weapons. According to the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic, the event took place in the city of Uralsk (West Kazakhstan Province) on April 27. In the words of head of the department, Beibut Atamkulov, this event represents another step towards equipping the country's naval divisions in the Caspian Sea with Kazakh-made modern technical means. According to him, the new ship was built by the Zenith Ural Plant.


As reported by the press service of the ministry, the Mangistau ship is the 26th one built by the plant; its manufacture was ordered by the Naval Forces of Kazakhstan. A distinctive feature of the new ship is the fact it's equipped with modernized weapons, which expand the range of tasks the ship can solve. The modernization was carried out in accordance with the assignment of the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan.


The Mangistau ship will detect and destruct surface warships and enemy boats, both independently and in conjunction with shock ship forces.


As previously reported, the Zenith Ural Plant is incorporated in the structure of Kazakhstan Engineering. In the near future, after the forthcoming modernization, the enterprise intends to start producing ships with a dry weight of up to 600 tons. In the framework of modernization, the plant also plans to master the production of tugboats, floating laboratories and multifunctional vessels.


At present, the Zenit Urals Plant builds naval vessels and boats with displacement up to 250 tons for the Naval Forces and the Border Guard Service of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan.

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