KAZAKHSTAN AIRBORNE FORCES EXERCISE STEPPE EAGLE 2004 - Page 2




 
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April 7th, 2005  
Xion
 
Great pics , but what I'm wondering about is inspite of being such a huge country why does Kazakhstan have a poor military?(No offence but i dont know much, i'm only judging from what battleman said)
Kazakhstan is the 9 largest country in the world and the fourth largest in Asia
I know that size doesn't matter, but still if you have extensive borders and a large area to look upon you must have a well equipped military
Plus, they have had so much Soviet influence
April 7th, 2005  
Kenty
 
 
Battleman- you wouldn't happen to be a TA Tiger would you?
April 7th, 2005  
Battleman
 
 
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Battleman- you wouldn't happen to be a TA Tiger would you?
And who would you be?
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April 7th, 2005  
Kenty
 
 
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Originally Posted by Battleman
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Originally Posted by Kenty
Battleman- you wouldn't happen to be a TA Tiger would you?
And who would you be?

Lets just say I will be a TA Tiger in 1 week 8) So are you?
April 7th, 2005  
Battleman
 
 
Yup I am a TA Tiger. Now on the topic of the Kazakhstan Military, the country is the size of Europe with a population of 15 Million. Therefore with vast borders a country of this sort is difficult to defend. There equipment and training methods seriously need to be upgraded as they still conduct exercises the old soviet way, vast bombardment then sending in mechanised trrops in BTR's and BMP's. They dont train for Offensive operations like us Brits and they were well impressed to watch us Brits conduct a live firing Company attack and the accuracy of our SA80.
April 7th, 2005  
Trevor
 
Those anhpibs remind me a bit of strykers.
April 8th, 2005  
Pete031
 
 
The BMP 2's or the BTR 70's?
April 8th, 2005  
Snauhi
 
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The BMP 2's or the BTR 70's?
I think he means BTR
April 8th, 2005  
Battleman
 
 
Both the BMP's and BTR's are amphibious. Oh by the way they were BTR 80's not 70's. As the 70's slant down at the back while the BTR 80 has a straight back.
April 8th, 2005  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 

Topic: Re: KAZAKHSTAN AIRBORNE FORCES EXERCISE STEPPE EAGLE 2004


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Originally Posted by Battleman




The 4th picture shows Kazakh Blue Berets on the left hand side and other troops with PASGT-like helmets on the right. Are these soldiers from your country or are they also Kazakh servicemen?

If they are kazakhs, did the USA provide them with the relatively modern helmets as a reward for Kazakhstan's military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq or were they given/sold to Kazakhstan by your country (if different from the USA) when you guys trained with Kazakhs or did Kazakhstan buy this piece of relatively modern equipment on their own?