|Kazakh Ground Forces|
Қазақстан Республикасы Қарулы Күштерінің Құрлық|
Сухопутных войск Республики Казахстан
Shoulder Patch of the Kazakh Ground Forces
|Active||9 April 1993 - present|
|Branch||Armed Forces of Kazakhstan|
|Part of||Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan|
Tajikistani Civil War|
|Supreme Commander-in-chief||Nursultan Nazarbayev|
|Ceremonial chief||Murat Maikeyev|
|Commander of the Ground Forces||Murat Bektanov|
The Kazakh Ground Forces is the army service branch of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The Kazakh Army was founded on April 9, 1993 by order of the Defense Minister Sagadat Nurmagambetov following the adoption of the law, "On Defense and Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan," - the legal basis for Kazakh military structures.
The Kazakh Army was made up of the Soviet 32nd Army, which had been serving in the KSSR (Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic) for many years before it went under Kazakh government control in May 1992. The ground forces included Artillery and Missile Brigades until they formed separate branches on May 7, 2003.
The main tasks of the Ground Forces include:
- Maintaining the readiness of troops to repel aggression.
- Armed defense of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
- Protection and defense of state and military facilities.
- Defense of the state border by land and air.
- Perform peacekeeping missions.
Currently the Ground Forces include four regional commands:
- Regional Command "Astana" (HQ Karaganda)
- Regional Command "East" (HQ Semipalatinsk)
- Regional Command "West" (HQ Atyrau)
- Regional Command "South" (HQ Taraz)
The Military Institute of the Kazakh Ground Forces (Kazakh language: Qurlyq a’skerlerinin’ a’skeri’ i’nsti’ty’ty / Құрлық әскерлерінің әскери институты) is the main educational institute of the Ground Forces, and one of the leading Kazakh military academies affiliated with the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan. It has many notable alumni, including Lieutenant General Murat Maikeyev, Colonel General Saken Zhasuzakov, and Major General Abibilla Kudayberdiev.
|Armored fighting vehicle|
|T-72||Russia||Main battle tank||650|
|GAZ Tigr||Russia||Infantry fighting vehicle||21|
|BMPT||USSR||Infantry fighting vehicle||10|
|BTR-80||USSR||Amphibious APC||110||of which 44 are the 82A variant|
|Otokar Cobra||Turkey||APC||17+||Manufactured locally with license|
|Marauder||South Africa||APC||90||Was ordered by the Kazakh military in 2013 as a result of an agreement between Kazakhstan Engineering and Paramount Group|
- Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan
- Ministry of Defense (Kazakhstan)
- Republican Guard (Kazakhstan)
- Kazakh Air Force
- Kazakh Air Defense Forces
- Kazakh Naval Forces
- National Guard
- Most specific unit information, including military unit numbers, locations, etc. is sourced from Vad777, Kazakh Ground Forces Archived March 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., accessed February 2010
- International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) (9 February 2016). "The Military Balance 2016" (in english). Routledge. pp. 185–186. Digital object identifier:10.1080/04597222.2016.1127558.
- Trade Registers. Armstrade.sipri.org. Retrieved on 2017-12-18.
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- Kazakhstan Signs Contract With Turkish Company Otokar To Produce Locally Cobra
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