Operational-tactical exercises to continue
According to Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces readiness plan for 2016, an operational-tactical exercise that started on June 19 is being continued.
The headquarters and troops which have been brought to the highest level of combat readiness effectively carried out a regrouping of troops in the concentration areas, changed the location areas of aircrafts on the aerodromes, as well as location areas of ships in the sea basement etc.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces using modern means of communication and observation facilities provides the controlling of conduct and timely implementation of tasks specified in the exercise plan.
The exercise will last until June 24.
The exercise to be conducted under the supervision of Defence Minister Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov, will involve about 25,000 servicemen, more than 300 tanks and armored combat vehicles, more than 100 rocket artillery launchers, up to 40 military aircrafts and more than 30 air defense systems, ships of naval forces and special forces units.
Military ranges located in the frontal zone, and in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, as well as the Azerbaijani sector of Caspian Sea set up as exercise areas.
The main objective of the exercise is to improve the skills of command of formations and military branches in command and control and combat systems, as well as improving coordination and interoperability of combat elements in difficult conditions of modern combined arms battle.
Taking into account strong defence system of hypothetical enemy, the exercise will be conducted with the extensive use of new technological means and weapons available in service. The exercise will also test the ability of troops to bring them to the highest level of combat readiness and carrying out of actions for their regrouping, as well as issues of military and logistical support.