Tuesday, December 6, 2022

During the KADEX-2016 exhibition signed export agreements on procurement of Kazakhstan ammunition plant

The KADEX-2016 exhibition this year has gathered a record number of participants, more than 100 companies represent Kazakhstan.

Within the first day of “KADEX-2016” exhibition representatives of “Kaztehnologii” JSC held a series of meetings, which resulted in  signed export agreements  on procurement of first Kazakhstan ammunition plant.  Were signed agreements on procurement of Kazakhstan ammunition plant’s production with companies from the United Arab Emirates, the UK and Bulgaria.

The plant will produce the most popular 5,45×39 mm, 7,62×54 mm, 9×18 mm and 9×19 mm calibre handgun cartridges, which are widely used in the Kazakh Armed Forces.


Starting this production will allow Kazakhstan to become a cartridge-manufacturing country. The plant will use local raw materials to produce ammunition for Kazakhstan’s Armed Forces, which will reduce dependence on imports.

Canadian company Waterbury Farrel will provide equipment for the production of cartridges in the amount of 30 million pieces per year. The plant’s equipment complies with international quality standards using innovative technologies. Installation and commissioning will take place in 2017 and be combined with training of personnel. In addition, the defence ministry predicts the operation will create 164 jobs.

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