17:37 GMT06 May 2021
Listen Live
    Military & Intelligence
    Get short URL

    The Azerbaijani army is replenishing and building out its ground warfare capabilities.

    Russian Khrizantema-S missile systems were delivered to Azerbaijan’s port in Baku on the Caspian Sea, Asbarez reported Thursday.

    The vehicles are designed for fighting enemy tanks and armored personnel carriers and taking out permanent structures. They also carry guided missiles capable of striking low-flying aircraft. The Khrizantema-S units entered service with the Russian military in 2005.

    Moscow plans to keep up the flow of weapons and military machinery to Baku in the future, according to Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry.

    The weapons systems “will be sent to the frontline zone in the near future,” the ministry added.

    Azerbaijan and Armenia have clashed for decades over the disputed area of Nagorno-Karabakh and nearby provinces. The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) proclaimed its independence from Azerbaijan in 1991. The military conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia ended in 1994, and Azerbaijan lost control over this ethnically Armenian-majority region. Fighting reignited in April 2016, and a ceasefire has largely failed to hold.


    Azerbaijan Interested in Russia's MC-21 Airliners - Foreign Minister
    Azerbaijan’s Leader Hopes to Continue Trilateral Cooperation With Iran, Russia
    Russia Ready to Discuss Joint Caspian Pipeline Use With Iran, Azerbaijan - Putin
    First Freight Train From India to Russia to Cross Azerbaijan in August
    Leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran to Meet in Baku August 8
    militarism, Russia, Azerbaijan
    Community standardsDiscussion