Minister of Defence Nurlan Yermekbayev visited a number of military facilities during his working trip to Almaty and Almaty region.

Within the framework of his working trip, at the “Koktal” training base Minister of Defence N. Yermekbayev got acquainted with the course of the exercise with the commanders of the regional command in organizing combat operations in mountainous areas.

The demonstration included a motorized march to intended combat area, where the personnel went through drills to repel the attacks of the opposing force. The units also carried out raid-search operations, during which command echelon performed reconnaissance using a map and photographs from unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). At the final stage of the training, special attention was paid to the reconnaissance of the facilities of the simulated enemy and the adjustment of artillery fire using highly technological combat means. In the course of the event, the main stages of preparation and conduct of exercises, the procedure for assessing fire damage, actions and analysis of the results of unit coordination were demonstrated. Following the drills, the Minister of Defence gave a number of specific instructions for further improving the combat readiness of the troops.

Also, Minister of Defence Nurlan Yermekbayev visited the Military Institute of the Land Forces, where he took part in the solemn event to honor young officers who graduated from the Institute in 2016, and since achieved high results in military service. This event is held within the framework of the project on the preliminary study of the expediency of the distribution of young officers, which in practice makes it possible to determine not only their professional prospects, but also command and leadership qualities. Currently, 90% of young officers serve as company commanders. The pilot project of the program was launched in 2013.

Press service of the Ministry of Defence

Published: 06 September 2018

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