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Kazakh-Turkish optoelectronic venture unveiled in Astana

December 10, 2013, 12:11 UTC+3 ASTANA

This would be first enterprise in the CIS space of that kind

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ASTANA, December 10, 11:28 /ITAR-TASS/. Kazakh and Turkish defense ministers Adilbek Dzhaksybekov and Ismet Yilmaz have taken part in the inauguration of a joint venture of optoelectronic devices production.

Kazakhstan Aselsan Engineering will produce a wide range of electronic boards for different equipment to be used from submarines to spacecraft, Kazakhstan’s Defense Ministry said in a press release on Tuesday.

The plant’s next stage is to organize its own production of infrared lenses with application of nanotechnologies.

This would be first enterprise of that kind in the CIS space, the press release read.

Kazakhstan Aselsan Engineering was set up following an agreement reached by the two countries’ presidents. Initially, Kazakhstan will own a 30% stake in the joint venture and will increase it to 67% within five years.

Aside from production the plant will provide maintenance services and personnel training.

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