The Azerbaijani government announced that it would purchase unmanned aerial combat vehicles from Turkey after receiving approval from its parliament.
Speaking to a local TV broadcaster about the purchase of new weapons and military vehicles for the armed forces, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Defense Zakir Hasanov said his country sought to purchase Turkish-made combat drones after their successes were demonstrated in Syria and Libya.
“Efforts in this direction continue. Now, we have results,” Hasanov said.
He underlined that the Azerbaijan’s parliament had already approved an agreement for the purchase and that Turkey had also provided financial assistance to their country’s military.
Turkey realized its program of developing and producing drones over a short span of 10 years. The Bayraktar TB2 armed drones, produced by the country’s leading unmanned aerial platform developer Baykar, have been operationally used since 2015.