Newly built border guard ship presented
Azerbaijani President, Supreme Commander-inChief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev has viewed a newly built "Tufan" type border guard ship, and military hardware, weapons and ammunition at the Shipyard and Repair Center of the Coast Guard of the State Border Service.
Chairman of the State Border Service, Colonel-General Elchin Guliyev informed the head of state of the work done. President Aliyev got familiar with the project of the Savalan type stateof-the-art border guard ship, as well as new high speed craft, and towing vessels built as part of the Milli Boat program.
The President then viewed the State Border Service's new special military hardware, weapons and ammunition.
Then President Aliyev was presented new special-purpose combat vehicles and ammunition, unmanned aerial vehicles, anti-tank missiles, laser targeted dialing systems and thermal observation devices. These weapons and ammunition are the products of the world's leading countries.
The formation and development of the combat activity of the Azerbaijan Border Service is related to the name of the national leader Heydar Aliyev. Thanks to the attention and care of the President Ilham Aliyev, this service has entered a qualitatively new stage. As a result of the agreement on the establishment of the Coast Guard of the State Border Service, signed by the Head of State in February 2005, there has been a great deal of opportunities for the protection of state interests and the safe protection of the sea borders. The State Border Service has made considerable efforts to form an effective border guard system in the Caspian Sea, using international expertise in border security.
Mobile food processing machinery, as well as technology for the repair of border guard boats was also demonstrated.
The Repair Center of the Coast Guard of the State Border Service provides for the production and repair of various products of military and civil purposes. The head of state was also informed about the field headquarters, which began to be used in the protection of state borders, field barracks and field services of public services of border guards.
Today, special attention is being paid to improving the professionalism of border guards. Conducting annual combat and tactical exercises involving staff from the Coast Guard has played an important role in raising combat readiness, enhancing professional skills in extreme conditions. Azerbaijan's border guards hold exercises in Caspian Sea in August, 2018. All training exercises were performed at night and during the day shooting of ships' guns, the personnel showed great skill.
The signing of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea on August 12, 2018 at the 5th Caspian summit Aktau is a historic event and an important achievement for Azerbaijan.
The construction of a new ship with perfect navigation and communication equipment, modern weapons, including missile and missile weapons, night and day observation systems and hydroacoustic installation was accomplished on April 30, 2018. In sea conditions a helicopter can land on the deck of a 62meter long border guard ship equipped with high-speed boats and capable of carrying out service tasks in difficult conditions on the Caspian Sea.The new ship will be used in the performance of official assignments related to the protection of state borders, the provision of regime in border waters, the safety of the infrastructure for the extraction and transportation of hydrocarbon resources.