In the Karaganda region, up to 30 million small arms ammunition will be produced per year. The first production line was launched there, the correspondent of Khabar 24 reports.
The plant will completely cover the need for patrons of all power departments of Kazakhstan.
Ballistic Lab Specialist:
- After loading the ammunition into the chamber, the shot is fired and the bullet is removed. The bullet flew through the optical and light gates. Through a chronograph by cable, she goes to the computer room, where all the results of pressure, accuracy and accuracy are shown.
Before getting to the military, the cartridges are tested in a ballistic laboratory, and here the ammunition receives a quality certificate. The enterprise is already fulfilling the first order from the Ministry of Defense. How much? - state secret.
It produces two types of cartridges. With a steel core - especially for the military, they pierce body armor and light equipment. The rest are for law enforcement officers. So far, only the pistol line has been launched. An automaton will open soon.
Baglan Tanenov, director of the cartridge factory:
- Brass will be produced by the local Karaganda non-ferrous metal processing plant. Lead - we mastered the production of lead wire ourselves. Steel wire will be produced by local producers in Karaganda. In 2021-22, we will virtually completely switch to import substitution. Everything will be made in Kazakhstan.
The plant area is over 18 thousand square meters. The enterprise was built with government money. The project cost is more than 28 billion tenge. The high-tech plant is equipped with Canadian equipment. 160 people were employed here.
Talgat Nazarkulov, head of the production department:
- In single-shift mode, the design capacity is somewhere around 100 thousand cartridges. The project took into account automation as much as possible, we minimized the use of manual labor. At the same time, they are trained by Canadian specialists in machine maintenance, repair and operation.
In the future, they plan to "cast" bullets for hunters. And in order to expand the export potential, the plant will produce cartridges according to NATO standards. According to the Karaganda manufacturers, Turkey and the United States are already interested in their ammunition.
Authors: Marina Zolotareva, Sailau Iglikov, Aslan Demesbaev