‘Azerbaijan planning to buy missiles superior to Iskander and S-400'

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Azerbaijan started negotiations with France on purchase and sale of air defence and naval weapon systems in 2014, military expert Rashad Suleymanov told Azvision.az.


“This is a large-scale program. If it is signed, this will be the largest procurement project in Azerbaijan's history,” he noted.

According to the expert, the program intends French MBDA Systems Company’s sale of two-type of missile systems to Azerbaijan.

“The first is air defence system. More precisely, these are AST ER 30 SAMP / T antiaircraft complexes and VL Mica air defence systems. Radar and control systems of those complexes have been manufactured by France’s Thales,” Rashad Suleymanov said.

The ASTER 30 SAMP/T system is designed to meet medium and long range air defence needs (force projection, protection of high-value areas and area protection). It can operate in stand alone mode or can be integrated in a co-ordinated network.

ASTER is a two-stage missile, a concept which leads to maximum effectiveness of the interceptor stage. The solid propellant booster ensures the optimum shaping of the missile’s trajectory in the direction of the target and separates a few seconds after the vertical launch. Up to its mid-course, the weapon is inertially guided, using refreshed target data transmitted by the engagement module through the multi-function radar. During the homing phase, guidance is achieved by an electromagnetic active seeker providing a highly accurate capability in all weathers.

“The second is naval missile systems. These systems will be probably be used in new ships and coastguard systems of the Naval Forces,” said the military expert.

Banu Salmanli

Sabina Hasanova



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‘Azerbaijan planning to buy missiles superior to Iskander and S-400'

2018/12/1544097721.jpg
Read: 784     16:15     06 December 2018    

Azerbaijan started negotiations with France on purchase and sale of air defence and naval weapon systems in 2014, military expert Rashad Suleymanov told Azvision.az.


“This is a large-scale program. If it is signed, this will be the largest procurement project in Azerbaijan's history,” he noted.

According to the expert, the program intends French MBDA Systems Company’s sale of two-type of missile systems to Azerbaijan.

“The first is air defence system. More precisely, these are AST ER 30 SAMP / T antiaircraft complexes and VL Mica air defence systems. Radar and control systems of those complexes have been manufactured by France’s Thales,” Rashad Suleymanov said.

The ASTER 30 SAMP/T system is designed to meet medium and long range air defence needs (force projection, protection of high-value areas and area protection). It can operate in stand alone mode or can be integrated in a co-ordinated network.

ASTER is a two-stage missile, a concept which leads to maximum effectiveness of the interceptor stage. The solid propellant booster ensures the optimum shaping of the missile’s trajectory in the direction of the target and separates a few seconds after the vertical launch. Up to its mid-course, the weapon is inertially guided, using refreshed target data transmitted by the engagement module through the multi-function radar. During the homing phase, guidance is achieved by an electromagnetic active seeker providing a highly accurate capability in all weathers.

“The second is naval missile systems. These systems will be probably be used in new ships and coastguard systems of the Naval Forces,” said the military expert.

Banu Salmanli

Sabina Hasanova



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