Azer­bai­jani Armed Forces con­tinue large-scale ex­er­cises

Azer News - - Front Page - By Rashid Shiri­nov

The Azer­bai­jani Armed Forces have launched large-scale ex­er­cises on April 16 in line with the plan ap­proved by Azer­bai­jan’s Pres­i­dent, Supreme Com­man­der-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Il­ham Aliyev.

The Azer­bai­jani Armed Forces have launched large-scale ex­er­cises on April 16 in line with the plan ap­proved by Azer­bai­jan’s Pres­i­dent, Supreme Com­man­der-inChief of the Armed Forces Il­ham Aliyev.

About 30,000 ser­vice­men par­tic­i­pate in the drills that will con­tinue un­til April 21, said Azer­bai­jan’s De­fense Min­istry.

Also, more than 250 tanks and ar­mored vehicles, up to 200 mis­siles and ar­tillery sys­tems, mul­ti­ple launch rocket sys­tems and mor­tars, and 25 com­bat air­craft are in­volved in the drills.

The Armed Forces con­duct mil­i­tary ma­neu­vers in or­der to in­spect com­bat readi­ness, or­ga­ni­za­tion of com­mand and con­trol of troops and means, in­clud­ing their in­ter­op­er­abil­ity in a com­bat sim­u­lated en­vi­ron­ment.

The Azer­bai­jani Army, which today is con­sid­ered the most mod­ern army in the Cau­ca­sus, con­sists of Air Force and Air De­fense Forces, the Navy, and the Land Forces.

The skills and com­bat readi­ness of the Azer­bai­jani army are grow­ing year by year, as the coun­try’s Armed Forces reg­u­larly con­duct mil­i­tary ex­er­cises. The Azer­bai­jani army is supplied with mod­ern weapons and tech­ni­cal equip­ment for main­tain­ing a high level of com­bat ca­pa­bil­ity.

Rus­sia Today agency has re­cently noted that the Azer­bai­jani Armed Forces are the rich­est in the re­gion, and the coun­try has in­creased its mil­i­tary bud­get by 20 times since the early 2000s.

The army build­ing process is of par­tic­u­lar im­por­tance for Azer­bai­jan, as twenty per­cent of the coun­try's ter­ri­tory is un­der Ar­me­nian oc­cu­pa­tion and the coun­try is in a state of war with Ar­me­nia.

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