By Rashid Shirinov
Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry has announced that the level of combat training of the army’s mortar units located on the frontline is being checked.
The mortar detachments using 120 mm self-propelled systems CARDOM carry out tasks on the destruction of simulated light armored vehicles, living force, firing positions and imaginary enemy targets, which are located behind the natural obstacles in the mountain-forest and steppe areas.
Military personnel performs standards for the forming-up of the units in the order of battle, detecting and determining the targets, selecting the place for firing, repositioning and special training.
The country’s armed forces regularly conduct military exercises since Azerbaijan remains in a state of war with Armenia, as Armenian forces occupy a 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding regions.
The Azerbaijani Army, which today is considered the most modern army in the Caucasus, consists of Air Force and Air Defense Forces, the Navy, and the Land Forces.
Today, Azerbaijani Army is one of the most powerful, highly disciplined armies in the world and the leading in the region, which is equipped with modern military machinery.
The skills and combat readiness of the Azerbaijani Army are growing year by year. The army building process in Azerbaijan is progressing as well. Azerbaijan leaves behind many CIS and regional countries to take its place among the first 70 strongest militaries of the world, according to the U.S.-based Global Firepower survey center.
Rashid Shirinov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @RashidShirinov
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