Azerbaijani defense minister checks tank units’ combat readiness

Baku: Azerbaijani Defense Minister, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov and First Deputy Defense Minister, Chief of the General Staff of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces Colonel General Nejmaddin Sadigov observed the tank units’ preparatory exercises in the training field.

The tank units performed tasks of breaking through a variety of obstacles set up in the field in different maneuvers, passing through zones of obstacles, a crankshaft bridge, a mine-explosion field, an anti-tank ditch and escarp, the Defense Ministry said on March 19.

The tanks fired at and destroyed tank, anti-tank ambush and helicopter targets set up in the training field.

The defense minister expressed his satisfaction with the combat readiness of the tank personnel, and gave instructions for exercises to be done in an even stricter and more intensive regime.