Weapons and military equipment that Azerbaijan purchased from Belarus in 12 years - PHOTOS

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The rise of military- technical cooperation between Azerbaijan and Belarus dates back to the period following 2004. Azerbaijan started to purchase large-scale weapons and military equipment from Belarus since 2015. The process is going on nowadays as well. A number of new systems, especially air defence and electronic combat systems are also exptected to be bought in the next stage.


Military expert Rashad Suleymanov told the aforesaid, Defence.az reports.

According to him, Belarusian companies took part in the modernization of S-125 Pechora and Osa anti-missile complexes which are included in the armament  of the Air Defence Troops of the Azerbaijani Air Forces.

("S-125 Pechora" anti-aircraft missile complex")

“Azerbaijan’s Azairtechservice and Belarusian Tetrayder companies have implemented the modernization of these systems. Besides, radiolocation stations have also been upgraded. Moreover, according to the UN Register of Conventional Arms, Azerbaijan purchased from Belarus 153 T-72 tanks, 60 BTR-70s, 158 howitzers in 2005-2017. Twelve of them are 203mm Pion self-propelled artillery systems (shooting range - 50km), 26 are Giatsint-B, 120 are D-30 howitzers. In addition, Azerbaijan has also purchased from this country 11 Su-25 jet fighters. These aircrafts have been upgraded,” he said.

(“Giatsint-B”)

”Azerbaijan purchased few batches of Buk-MB anti-aircraft missile complexes from Belarusian OKB TSP company in 2012-2013. Currently, that company provides technical support to Azerbaijan Air Defence Troops and Air Forces. In early 2018, Azerbaijan bought Groza-S radio warfare systems from Belarus. These systems have been demonstrated during the president’s visit to the frontline,” Suleymanov said.

("Buk-MB anti-aircraft missile complexes")

The expert said that Polonez operational-tactical missile complexes have the largest share in the military trade: “Last year, Polonez operational-tactical missile complexes were brought to the country. Further batches are expected to be purchased in the upcoming years. During the visit of President Ilham Aliyev to Belarus last year, a memorandum of cooperation was signed between Azerbaijani Defence Ministry and Military Industry Committee of Belarus, which defines the priorities between the countries in the next stage.”

("Polonez")

The military expert stressed that Azerbaijan and Belarus also cooperate in the military industry as well. 

“During the same period, Azerbaijan has also purchased optical devices from this country. Belarusian Belomo optical company has taken part in the project of reconstruction of Flame Factory of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence Industry. Belarusian Minsk factory and Ganja Auto Plant jointly carry out the assembly of bot civilian and military vehicles. those vehicles are commissioned by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces,” Rashad Suleymanov said.

("Osa anti-aircraft missile complex")

(203 mm 2S7 “Pion”)

(Su-25)

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Weapons and military equipment that Azerbaijan purchased from Belarus in 12 years - PHOTOS

2019/01/CBD18CC7-D64F-4E47-8C44-A619E07253AA-1546953277.png
Read: 865     17:13     08 January 2019    

The rise of military- technical cooperation between Azerbaijan and Belarus dates back to the period following 2004. Azerbaijan started to purchase large-scale weapons and military equipment from Belarus since 2015. The process is going on nowadays as well. A number of new systems, especially air defence and electronic combat systems are also exptected to be bought in the next stage.


Military expert Rashad Suleymanov told the aforesaid, Defence.az reports.

According to him, Belarusian companies took part in the modernization of S-125 Pechora and Osa anti-missile complexes which are included in the armament  of the Air Defence Troops of the Azerbaijani Air Forces.

("S-125 Pechora" anti-aircraft missile complex")

“Azerbaijan’s Azairtechservice and Belarusian Tetrayder companies have implemented the modernization of these systems. Besides, radiolocation stations have also been upgraded. Moreover, according to the UN Register of Conventional Arms, Azerbaijan purchased from Belarus 153 T-72 tanks, 60 BTR-70s, 158 howitzers in 2005-2017. Twelve of them are 203mm Pion self-propelled artillery systems (shooting range - 50km), 26 are Giatsint-B, 120 are D-30 howitzers. In addition, Azerbaijan has also purchased from this country 11 Su-25 jet fighters. These aircrafts have been upgraded,” he said.

(“Giatsint-B”)

”Azerbaijan purchased few batches of Buk-MB anti-aircraft missile complexes from Belarusian OKB TSP company in 2012-2013. Currently, that company provides technical support to Azerbaijan Air Defence Troops and Air Forces. In early 2018, Azerbaijan bought Groza-S radio warfare systems from Belarus. These systems have been demonstrated during the president’s visit to the frontline,” Suleymanov said.

("Buk-MB anti-aircraft missile complexes")

The expert said that Polonez operational-tactical missile complexes have the largest share in the military trade: “Last year, Polonez operational-tactical missile complexes were brought to the country. Further batches are expected to be purchased in the upcoming years. During the visit of President Ilham Aliyev to Belarus last year, a memorandum of cooperation was signed between Azerbaijani Defence Ministry and Military Industry Committee of Belarus, which defines the priorities between the countries in the next stage.”

("Polonez")

The military expert stressed that Azerbaijan and Belarus also cooperate in the military industry as well. 

“During the same period, Azerbaijan has also purchased optical devices from this country. Belarusian Belomo optical company has taken part in the project of reconstruction of Flame Factory of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence Industry. Belarusian Minsk factory and Ganja Auto Plant jointly carry out the assembly of bot civilian and military vehicles. those vehicles are commissioned by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces,” Rashad Suleymanov said.

("Osa anti-aircraft missile complex")

(203 mm 2S7 “Pion”)

(Su-25)

Banu Salmanli

Sabina Hasanova



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