The Azerbaijan Armed Forces are to carry out a large-scale operational and tactical exercise between March 15th and 18th.
A statement was released by the Ministry of Defense providing an overview of the scale:
“The exercises that will be held under the leadership of the Minister of Defense will involve up to 10,000 military personnel, up to 100 tanks and other armored vehicles, up to 200 missiles and artillery systems of various caliber, multiple launch rocket systems, and mortars, up to 30 military aviation assets, as well as unmanned aerial vehicles for various purposes.”
It is not specifically clear where the exercise will be held, it is only known that it will be in difficult and mountainous terrain so that the skills gained during the “Patriotic War” can be honed even further.
The Patriotic War in question is the Nagorno-Karabakh War that began on September 27th and ended with Armenia’s de facto capitulation on November 10th.
“In the exercises to be held in a mountain-wooded area with difficult terrain, the main attention considering the combat experience gained during the Patriotic War will be focused on controlling troops, bringing them into the state of combat readiness and regrouping, as well as on improving combat coordination and interoperability between the Army Corps, Rocket and Artillery Troops, aviation and Special Forces.
During the exercise, which will last until March 18, the troops will fulfill tasks to fight against terrorist detachments (groups), in particular, illegal armed formations, and to conduct counter-terrorism operations.”
Separately, in Nagorno-Karabakh the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry continues releasing videos of the areas they captured, largely showcasing abandoned buildings, debris from various structures and the beauty of the hills.
Just a week ago, on March 5th, the Azerbaijani Combined Arms Army conducted live-fire training classes with crews of the armored fighting vehicles.
The skills of the crews of armored vehicles in controlling infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) and armored personnel carriers (APC) were reportedly improved at the training classes.
During checking the knowledge and skills in controlling armored vehicles the crews hit the targets with high accuracy skillfully using a standard weapon of combat vehicles.
The classes then moved to the training centers and at firing ranges and the chance was used to evaluate the state of fulfillment of the tasks by the crews of IFVs and APCs.
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