Prime Minister Ali Asadov
Necessary measures were taken last year to strengthen the defense capabilities and military prowess of Azerbaijan, Prime Minister Ali Asadov said, Trend News Agency reported Tuesday.
To this end, new weapons and military equipment were purchased last year and the technical base of the Azerbaijani army was strengthened, Asadov said during a parliament plenary session.
Important measures were taken to increase the sophistication of the army, particularly the creation of a command unit, he added.
Azerbaijan had previously purchased Turkish-made combat drones in 2020, further strengthening its army’s offensive capabilities.
The Bayraktar TB2 armed UAV, which was developed and manufactured by Turkish defense company Baykar Technologies, has been used by the Turkish Armed Forces and the country’s Security Directorate since 2015, most recently credited for Azerbaijan’s military success in the Karabakh conflict.
Turkish drones cost between $1 million to 2$ million each, while the British army is said to spend over $20 million on one drone alone, according to a report by the Guardian.