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Azerbaijani Armed Forces launch large-scale exercises [VIDEO]

19 June 2017 [14:33] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Rashid Shirinov

Azerbaijani Armed Forces have started large-scale operational and tactical exercises to check the combat readiness of the troops, organize the command and control of forces and assets, as well as their.

The drills are being held in line with the plan approved by Azerbaijani President, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev interoperability, the Defense Ministry reported on June 19.

The six-day exercises will involve up to 23,000 military personnel, up to 120 tanks and armored vehicles, up to 180 rocket artillery systems of different caliber, multiple launch rocket systems and mortars, up to 30 combat aircraft for various purposes, as well as new electronic reconnaissance assets and unmanned aerial vehicles are involved in the exercises.

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.

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