Azerbaijan’s army uses anti-aircraft missile systems during drills

By: Sara Rajabova

The drills of Azerbaijani army’s air defense forces are still underway in accordance with an earlier plan under the supervision of Azerbaijani Defense Minister, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov.

The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on August 16 that according to the plan, a conditional enemy, whohad violated the airspace, was detected, and the information about it was delivered to the battle control station.

The aerial objects were later taken under control and destroyed with a conditional fire from the S-300 PMU and S-125 2TM anti-aircraft missile systems.

Meanwhile, the combat aircraft participating in the exercises completely destroyed ground targets and military equipment of the conditional enemy.

They also destroyed the enemy’s engineer and sapper facilities with rocket fires and aerial destruction tools.

Following the training flights, Defense Minister Hasanov presented the combat aircraft pilots with the most modern helmets and flight suits that meet NATO standards.

On behalf of the Azerbaijani President, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev, each pilot was provided with practically more convenient leather jackets that were not envisaged in earlier programs.

The Azerbaijani army frequently holds military exercises to monitor its combat readiness.