Azerbaijani army to conduct large-scale exercises

# 08:45
16 June 2017

The Azerbaijani Armed Forces will launch large-scale exercises in order to inspect the combat readiness, organization of command and control of troops and means, including their interoperability in conditions close to actual combat on June 19, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told APA.


The drills will be held in accordance with the plan approved by Azerbaijani President, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev. 


The exercises will involve nearly 23,000 military personnel, up to 120 tanks and armored vehicles, about 180 rocket and artillery systems of different calibers, multiple launch rocket systems and mortars, up to 30 combat aircrafts of various purposes, as well as new types of electronic warfare assets and unmanned aerial vehicles.


The exercises will last until June 24.