“Opening of a cartridge factory in Kazakhstan”
According to the (https://ke.kz/press-center/news/1415/) Kazakhstan State National Company Kazakhstan Engineering JSC, on May 5, 2020, in the Karaganda region, Prime Minister Askar Mamin launched the first stage of production of small arms ammunition of the Kazakhstan Cartridge Plant. © Kazakhstan Engineering National Company JSC
The Kazakhstan Cartridge Plant project is being implemented by Steel Manufacturing LLP. This is a modern, high-tech enterprise that meets international standards for the production of small arms ammunition, which is part of the National Engineering Kazakhstan Engineering JSC.
“This project, implemented with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development, will allow us to produce products according to the standards used in Kazakhstan and the CSTO countries, and thereby eliminate Kazakhstan’s dependence on the import of ammunition of this nomenclature. The launch of the plant will fully cover the need for cartridges of all power departments of Kazakhstan, and also opens up a new export potential. It is symbolic that the launch was made on the eve of the holiday - Defender of the Fatherland Day. The plans include retrofitting the enterprise in order to expand the ability to produce cartridges according to NATO standards, which will expand the geography of supplies. In addition, the project gives us the opportunity to form domestic qualified personnel and create new jobs, ”emphasized Kuanysh Bishimov, Chairman of the Management Board of NK Kazakhstan Engineering JSC.
Currently, work is underway to develop and approve national standards of the Republic of Kazakhstan for exporting these products.
On the bmpd side, we indicate that an agreement to create a modern cartridge plant in Kazakhstan with a capacity of 30 million rounds per year was concluded in early 2016 by Kaztekhnologii JSC (formerly Kazvzryvprom JSC, now part of Kazakhstan Engineering NC JSC) with the Canadian company Magnum Integrated Technologies ( trademark Waterbury Farrel). Steel Manufacturing LLP, a part of Kaztechnology JSC, acts as an operator of a cartridge plant. Initially, the completion of the construction of the plant in Karaganda was planned for the end of 2017, but in the end it was made with a significant delay. In this case, so far only the pistol cartridge production line of 9x18 mm caliber has been commissioned, and the cartridge production line of 5.45x39, 7.62x39 and 7.62x54 mm calibers should be commissioned later. It was claimed.
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