By Sara Rajabova
The Air Force carried out combat firing practice with Buk-MB anti-aircraft missile battalion complexes which are included in the arsenal of air defense troops.
The practice was held under the leadership of Defense Minister Colonel General Zakir Hasanov. First Deputy Prime Minister Yagub Eyyubov also attended the exercises, the Defense Ministry said.
Experts gave information about the combat lining, composition, purpose, tactical-technical features and destruction range of anti-aircraft complexes as well as the staff and the power and means allocated for the combat firings.
Then, firing practice was carried out. “Saman” targets simulating ballistic missiles under the impact of fire and radio-electronic means of the conditional enemy and aerodynamic targets, flying at low altitude, were detected and destroyed with anti-aircraft missiles.
The air defense troops successfully fulfilled the tasks given by the defense minister, and the results of the firing practice were praised.
Azerbaijan holds regular military drills to check the training level and fighting capability of the army.
The Azerbaijani leadership empowers the military and has moved to formulate the necessary armament policy by adhering to international requirements.
Azerbaijan's military build-up is in line with the country's legal right to liberate its occupied lands by means of war, should it be necessary.
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