Azerbaijani Army to start large-scale exercises


September 14, Fineko/ Large-scale operational-tactical exercises with participation of various military branches of troops, Army Corpses, and formations of the Azerbaijan Army will be held from 17 to 22 September.

The Ministry of Defence informs exercises are conducted under the supervision of Defence Minister Col-Gen Zakir Hasanov and in compliance with the plan approved by Azerbaijani President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev.

“The exercises will involve more than 20,000 military personnel, more than 200 tanks and other armored vehicles, more than 120 rocket and artillery mounts of different caliber, multiple launch rocket systems, and mortars, up to 10 fighters, and bomber aircraft, up to 20 army aviation for various purposes,” the Ministry said.

In the course of the exercises, the issues of the tank breakthrough of the enemy's echeloned defense in several directions, the crushing defeat of armed groups and forward units of Armenia in the territory of Karabakh will be worked out, tasks will be fulfilled for the liberation of the occupied territories by the destruction of military and strategic facilities located on the territory of the enemy by rocket-artillery and air strikes.

The military personnel's possession skills of the military equipment and weapons that have been adopted into the armament of the Azerbaijan Army over the past year will also be checked.