Kyrgyzstan has signed a contract for the purchase of Russian reconnaissance drones "Orlan"

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Bishkek. October 30. INTERFAX - Kyrgyzstan is acquiring Russian Orlan 10E reconnaissance drones, the corresponding contract was signed for meetings of the country's Deputy Prime Minister Kamchybek Tashiyev with the head of Rosoboronexport Alexander Mikheev, the press service of the Kyrgyz State Committee for National Security (GKNB) reported on Saturday.

"The main outcome of the meeting was the signing of a contract on the purchase by Kyrgyzstan of multifunctional UAV complexes "Orlan-10E" for the needs of the border service of the National Security Committee of Kyrgyzstan," the message says.

According to the report, Tashiyev and Mikheev discussed a wide range of issues related to the development of military-technical cooperation between the two countries, the press service noted.

"The parties agreed on the acquisition by the Kyrgyz side of the Mi-17V-5 helicopter from Rosoboronexport JSC, the overhaul of Mi-8 MTV helicopters, the supply of spare parts and repair of units for them," the press service added.

Last week, Tashiev announced plans to buy Bayraktar attack drones from Turkey, and Orlan 10E reconnaissance drones from Russia. "Currently, funds are being allocated from the republican budget for the purchase of Bayraktar drones from Turkey," the Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan said. According to him, Kyrgyz servicemen are already being trained in Turkey.

On October 27, the Turkish company Baykar announced the expansion of the geography of exports of Bayraktar TV2 attack drones, noting on Twitter that it had signed a supply contract with "another country."

The country with which the contract was signed has not been named. According to the report, Bayraktar will now be exported to 13 countries.

Earlier, Bayraktar TB2 was purchased and used by Azerbaijan during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.

In September, Bayraktar drones were demonstrated in Ashgabat at a parade on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan.

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