Kazakhstan to hold military parade
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.19 / Trend, S. Suleymanov /
Aug. 30, Astana will hold a a military parade in the day of the 15th anniversary of the Constitution on the square "Kazakh Eli ", the parade Commander, Major-General Murat Maykeyev, the Commander of the Land Forces told Trend.
"The grand parade will be attended by units of Land Forces, air defense forces and naval forces of Kazakhstan, as well as the interior ministry units, National Security Committee, Ministry of Emergency Situations, and the Republican Guard. In total more than 2,200 officers and soldiers on the contract, the cadets of military academies, as well as soldiers doing statutory service," Maykeyev said.
According to him, for the first time the grand parade will be attended by women soldiers, who on a par with men fulfill tasks for the protection of the motherland.
"We will show our equipped soldiers, modern weapons, new systems of artillery, congruence of troops," Maykeyev said.
Mechanized column will present "Land Rover", the main tank of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan T-72B, infantry fighting vehicles of the Land Forces - BMP-2, zenithal missile systems, "Hammer" automobiles, modernized armored personnel carriers, 122-millimeter howitzer D-30, an artillery battery 152 mm howitzer "MSTA-B", volley fire rocket systems "Hail","Hurricane", volley fire rocket systems "Tornado", missile systems and formidable zenithal missile systems.