|May 7-th - Combat parade of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan|
For the first in Kazakhstan’s history a Combat parade of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan will be held on May 7, 2013 – on the Day of Motherland Defenders.
Today Combat parade dedicated to the Day of Motherland Defenders was held at the 40th military base “Otar”. President Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in the parade that happened for the first time in the history of Kazakhstan and its Armed Forces.
President of the Republic of Kazakhstan underlined that traditionally awards are distributed on the eve of the Day of Motherland Defenders which is celebrated as a national holiday for the first time this year.
A full rehearsal of the upcoming Combat parade was held at “Otar” military base today. This was the final stage in the preparations for the Motherland Defenders Day’s celebration, which will take place on 7th May.
Today at the 40th military base “Otar” the parachute assault of special forces units from military transport Aircraft C-295 took place in the framework of preparation to the Combat parade. It was held for the first time since turboprop aircraft of “Airbus Military” come into view of Air Defence Forces of Kazakhstan.
Today press conference on the fact of MiG-31 aircraft crash was held in the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan. As reported earlier, April 23, 2013 at 22.41 MiG-31 plane crashed because of technical failure during scheduled night training flights. The crew catapulted. Plane commander Colonel Marat Edigeev died, and navigation officer Galimzyanov Ruslan Raifovich was taken to hospital. There is no threat to his life.
Condolence of Minister of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Minister of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan Adilbek Dzhaksybekov expressed condolences to friends and family of Colonel Marat Edigeev who died during the accident of MiG-31. “In the name of servicemen of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan and on my behalf I condole with near and dear ones of aircraft pilot of Air Defence Forces of Kazakhstan Colonel Marat Edigeev upon his loss in discharge of duty,” Minister of Defence added.
Condolence of servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Servicemen and overhead personnel of Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan express their condolence on the occasion of loss of Colonel Marat Edigeev who died during performance of exercise-training flight.
“We share the tragic loss of the family of Marat Edigeev, and we conceive the tragedy as our own one because we lost comrade-in-armes, adviser and a true friend,” servicemen of Kazakhstan army noted.
Ministry of Defence
April 23, 2013 at 22.41 pm MiG-31 plane crashed during scheduled night training flights because of technical failure. Crew catapulted. Plane commander Colonel Edigeev Marat Orazovich died, navigation officer Major Galimzyanov Ruslan Raifovich is taken to hospital there is no threat to his life.
Domestic enterprises of defence industry complex will demonstrate their production capacity in the frame of Combat parade
May 7, 2013 in the course of first Combat parade in the history of Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan in honor of Day of Motherland Defenders new and modernized samples of military equipment, weapons and communications means will be demonstrated in the 40th military base “Otar”. Military equipment, weapons and communications means are produced by the enterprises of Kazakhstan’s defence industry complex forming part of JSC “National Company “Kazakhstan engineering”.
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