Astana, Kazakhstan, Oct.8
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakh peacekeeping battalion, together with the NATO military, work on improving the compatibility in a multinational environment during the Steppe Eagle 2014 exercises, the press service of the ministry of defence of Kazakhstan said.
The statement said the exercises, which are held in Germany, began on Oct. 7. About 150 Kazakh troops participate in the exercises.
"Kazakh peacekeeping battalion handles tasks to improve compatibility in a multinational environment, mission planning, execution of operational orders, tracking of current operations," said the statement.
"The main objectives of the exercises are to develop compatibility and interoperability of the peacekeeping units with military continents of NATO member-countries," the press-service said.
"The Steppe Eagle 2014 exercises also involve Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, the United States, Germany and the UK," the ministry of defence of Kazakhstan said.
The Steppe Eagle exercises have originally been held in 2003, and are being held for 12th time in 2014.