Today, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who was in this region on a working trip, made a walking and cycling trip after morning exercises, got acquainted with the new modern military aircraft that came to the disposal of the Armed Forces, their characteristics and tested one of them.
Attaching great importance to a healthy lifestyle, the leader of the nation first took a morning walk.
After walking, the leader of the nation rode a bicycle. In recent years, the number of fans of cycling as an environmentally friendly mode of transport has increased. This sport is especially popular among young people, which testifies to the great support of the country's population for the noble example of the head of state.
Then President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov arrived at the parking lot of the new military aircraft, which were at the disposal of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Secretary of the State Security Council Ch. Amanov reported to the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the country on the received modern technology.
Having accepted the report, the head of state got acquainted with military aircraft and its features. The President of Turkmenistan was informed about the equipment of new combat aircraft and their intended purpose.
The head of Turkmenistan reviewed drawings with technical characteristics of military aircraft and other military equipment, models and corresponding illustrations. As noted, great importance is attached to the modernization of the material and technical base of all structures of the Armed Forces. In the Military Doctrine of Turkmenistan, which is exclusively defensive in nature and fully meets the principles of neutrality, the main task is to ensure peace and tranquility within the country, a happy and prosperous life for the people.
In order to practice coordinated actions of all types of troops, military tactical exercises are regularly held, which are aimed at increasing the level of professionalism of servicemen, the power and defensive potential of the National Army.
At present, thanks to the tireless care of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the material and technical base of the Armed Forces is being strengthened by equipping with the latest equipment and installations. Much attention is paid to creating the best conditions for service and life of servicemen, training highly qualified specialists for various types of troops, introducing advanced experience and innovative technologies, a digital system into their practice. All these issues, which are priority areas of state policy, are being successfully resolved under the leadership of the leader of the nation.
This fact confirms the effectiveness of the large-scale military reform launched at the initiative of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, which contributes to the steady growth of the international authority of Turkmenistan as a sovereign, self-sufficient state committed to a policy of positive neutrality, peaceful and good-neighborly relations with all countries.
Then the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the country, dressed in a special suit, in the full outfit of a military pilot, took a seat at the helm of a new military aircraft to test it. Before setting the car in motion, the head of state carefully performed the preliminary actions taken in such cases.
A few minutes later, roaring jet engines, the combat vehicle soars into the sky. In a matter of seconds, the plane controlled by the head of state gained the required altitude, at which it made several turns.
Currently, the defensive Military Doctrine, successfully implemented under the leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, serves as a reliable guarantor of peace and tranquility in the country. High-class military equipment and the conditions created for the efficient service of the personnel of the military organs, vigilantly guarding the sacred borders of the Fatherland on earth, in the sea and in the sky, serve to ensure the prosperous life of our people.
The new military aircraft, which has come to the disposal of the Armed Forces, is capable of instantly changing course and performing demonstration reconnaissance flights.
The aircraft piloted by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is capable of smoothly descending and rapidly gaining the required altitude.
This combat vehicle, equipped with modern turbojet engines, is also necessary for training military pilots, its flight range is 2 thousand kilometers, the maximum height is 13 thousand 700 meters.
While flying on a supersonic plane, the head of state made several turns.
After completing a test flight on a new aircraft, the head of state made a smooth landing.
All this testifies to the fact that our sky is reliably protected, that the people of the country can live in peace, surrounded by the care of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Deputy Prime Minister, Secretary of the State Security Council Ch.Amanov and Defense Minister B. Gundogdyev congratulated the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the country on a successful test flight.
The Minister of Defense asked to allow the flight uniform of the President of Turkmenistan to be transferred to the Museum of the Military School named after Berdimuhamed Annayev, the building of which is being built in the capital.
The Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the country, having approved this proposal, stressed that it would be advisable to transfer the military pilot's equipment to the Museum of the new building of the specialized military school named after Berdimuhamed Annayev.
The leader of the nation stressed that this will be of great importance in educating future servicemen of purposefulness, patriotism, love for the Fatherland and the people, and respect for the traditions of their ancestors.
The Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the country noted the high level of technical equipment of the new aircraft that meets all modern requirements. According to the head of state, this combat vehicle is capable of flying in any weather conditions, at different heights, over any terrain, be it mountains, plain or sea.
The material and technical base of all branches of the armed forces will be systematically strengthened through the purchase of new military equipment, and all existing equipment will be used effectively, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said, stressing that the issues of improving the qualifications of military personnel will also always be in the focus of the state's attention.
Having wished those present success in the service, the leader of the nation left the scene.
Then, after completing his working trip to the Balkan velayat, the head of state flew from the Turkmenbashi International Airport to the capital.