On 21 June, Azerbaijan’s defence minister, Zakir Hasanov, gave an exclusive interview highlighting the country’s military modernisation programme during the past seven years. Full interview provided by Azeri CBC   The highlights of the interview below: “today, 80% of Azerbaijan’s army consists of professionals (officers, commanders, etc.), 10% are civilians,Continue Reading

An Azeri unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was shot down yesterday, 21 April, on the line-of-contact (LoC) separating de facto Nagorno Karabakh (NK) and Azerbaijan according to an official statement by the Karabakh Defence Ministry. The latter published a statement six hours after the incident, in which they identified the UAVContinue Reading

In recent years, Azerbaijan has stepped up efforts to create a domestic arms industry, starting with standard military equipment to high-technology drone production. While the vast majority of its efforts appear to concentrate on the standard military equipment (Kevlar vests, helmets, camouflage systems, bunker designs, training modules and light UAV’sContinue Reading

According to official news, A joint venture between Azeri and Israeli companies has given way to the opening of a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV o commenly known as “drones”) in Azerbaijan. The event took place last week and the training centre is expected to start its activity this year.Continue Reading

SOURCE: “Weapons are smuggled through Slovakia, Czech journalists reveal”, The Slovak Sectator, 17 ABR 2018   They reportedly end up in Azerbaijan, which is banned from weapons exports. Bratislava airport is used as a transit point for smuggling Czech rocket launchers and howitzers to Azerbaijan, on which a ban on theContinue Reading

In late 2017, Azerbaijan showed off for the first time military hardware produced and acquired from the Czech Republic. Later investigations showed that the RM-70 122mm multi-launch rockets and Dana 152mm self-propelled artillery systems were transferred via flights through Israel, bypassing direct arms exports from a European Union country toContinue Reading

Azerbaijan seeks to develop its own combat unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) after Israeli company revokes license. Minster of Azeri Defense Industry, Yaver Camalov reportedly briefed reporters on the issue this week. In his words, the new programme is aimed at developing “kamikaze” UAV’s, similar to the Israeli-produced Harop used againstContinue Reading

  Armenian positions on the line of contact near the village of Madaghis in  north eastern Artsakh were fired upon today by Azeri armed forces. During the ceasefire violation, Azeri troops fired an Israeli-produced Spike missile and five grenade-launched grenades at an Armenian outpost. Military authorities in Stepanakert released a photo of the remnantsContinue Reading

  At the end of September of this year, Armenian Defence Minister Vigen Sargsyan held talks with Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Security and Eastern Affairs Bartosz Cichocki. Armenian-Polish cooperation in defence matters and Armenia’s military-industrial development were discussed at the talks. Cichocki highlighted to journalists that Warsaw has offeredContinue Reading

On 11 September 2017 Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman received his Azeri counterpart, General Zakir Hasanov, in what was the first official visit of Azerbaijan’s Defence Minister to the country. Although the Israeli Defence Ministry has yet to officially comment on the visit, Azerbaijan’s Defence authorities released a brief statement, mentioning that during theContinue Reading

“The ability to conduct [military] operations in a nocturnal setting is very important, but a general modernisation programme even more so…”, thus spoke Armenia’s Deputy Defence Minister Davit Pakhchanian in an exclusive interview to local press. Pakhchanian spoke about new the new perspectives of Armenia’s growing defence industry, including futureContinue Reading