Russia wants to sell Kazakhstan S-300 missile

The Defence Ministers of the two former Soviet countries met on Wednesday in Moscow to discuss strengthening military ties.

Russia wants to sell Kazakhstan S-300 missile

Russia and Kazakhstan are looking to cooperate on a ballistic missile early warning system and Moscow is planning to sell Astana its S-300 defence missile system, Russian agency Itar-Tass reported on Wednesday.

The Defence Ministers of the two former Soviet countries met on Wednesday in Moscow to discuss strengthening military ties.

"The talks focused on ... Kazakhstan's participation in the ballistic missile early warning system," Defence Ministry spokeswoman Irina Kovalchuk was quoted as saying, following the meeting between Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and his Kazakh counterpart Adilbek Jaksybekov.

The S-300 is a high-precision missile system, which Moscow has supplied to China and Venezuela.

"The discussions are underway for the relevant contracts," said Kovalchuk, without mentioning how many units it planned on buying.

Analysts say Kazakhstan has been in talks to buy two units of the system, which would cost approximately $150 million.

Reuters

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