Azerbaijani army starts large-scale drills

# 08:15
19 June 2017

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


The drills are being conducted in line with the plan approved by Azerbaijani President, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev.


Up to 23,000 military personnel, 120 tanks and armored vehicles, up to 180 rocket and artillery systems of different calibers, multiple rocket launch systems and mortars, up to 30 combat aircraft, as well as new types of electronic warfare assets and unmanned aerial vehicles are involved in the exercises that will continue until June 24.