Kazakh Emergencies Ministry units to be equipped with new drones

The units of the Kazakh Emergency Situations Ministry will be equipped with state-of-the-art drones and water discharge devices. The corresponding decree was signed by the country’s Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov. Currently, rescuers have access to 27 drones, along with 12 water sprayers used for combating wildfires. Overall, the ministry’s air fleet comprises 34 multifunctional aircraft. Nevertheless, the fires and other emergencies that have occurred this year have highlighted the insufficiency of this number. Therefore, the Kazakh government is taking additional measures to further equip the Emergencies Ministry units with specialized devices.

“There are plans to purchase 71 unmanned aerial vehicles and five water discharge devices for the aerial fleet of the Emergencies Ministry. For this purpose, over 633 million tenge will be allocated from the government’s reserve. This acquisition of new equipment aims to enhance the efficiency of the relevant units in responding to both natural and man-made emergencies,” said Dinara Alimova, Press Secretary to the Kazakh Prime Minister.