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Russia giving Kazakhstan Soviet-era missile-defense system

Jan. 31, 2014 at 9:45 AM

MOSCOW, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said Friday the military would give Kazakhstan a Soviet-era missile defense system.

Antonov said Kazakhstan would get five battalions of the S-300PS system at no charge, RIA Novosti reported.

The deputy defense minister made the announcement in Moscow after a visit to Kazakhstan.

Antonov said the system, introduced in 1985 to engage targets more than 50 miles away, would bolster Kazakh defense abilities as part of the Moscow-led Collective Security Treaty Organization.

The Russian government signed deals with Kazakhstan last year to set up a regional air defense system in the former Soviet republic.

Last month, Kyrgyzstan, the southern neighbor of Kazakhstan, secured similar defensive aid from Russia.

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