Azerbaijan Army to conduct large-scale exercises


March 9, Fineko/abc.az. In accordance with the plan approved by the President of Azerbaijan large-scale exercises  will be held from 12th to 17th of March.

According to the ministry, the exercises will  be held with participation of various military branches, formations and units of the Azerbaijani army.

"The exercises will involve up to 25,000 military personnel, up to 250 tanks and other armored vehicles, up to 1000 missiles and artillery systems of different caliber, multiple launch rocket systems and mortars, up to 50 army and front-line aviation for various purposes," the statement says.

According to it, during the exercises, the troops will carry out tasks to prevent the enemy from attacking, suppress the enemy with fire, restore defense along advantageous frontiers by inflicting counterstrikes and conduct a large-scale counteroffensive operation.

"The military personnel will work out tactical episodes on the interoperability of formations and military units, the management of troops and fire means, as well as the prevention of various actions of the imaginary enemy throughout the exercises to be held in difficult conditions of mountain relief and electronic warfare environment,"  it says.

Live-fire exercise using new weapons systems is planned to conduct at various training grounds in the course of the exercises.



Keywords: Army defence