Azerbaijani engineers develop a new wheeled combat vehicle. APA reports that the combat vehicle, which is being developed by the Scientific Research Institute of the Ministry of Defense Industry, will be 100% locally produced.
Two types of the vehicle – reconnaissance and combat models will be developed at the first stage. Then the other vehicles will be developed.
These cars will have the advantages over Georgia-based “Didgori” and Armenia-based “Ayk” vehicles for its maneuver possibilities, ballistic protection, sustainability, as well as the other features.
Now Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense Industry jointly with “Paramount Group” company of the Republic of South Africa produces “Matador” and “Marauder” mine-protected armored vehicles.
Azerbaijan plans to replace the Kalashnikov assault rifles on Israeli machines "Tavor" by building on its territory plant database machines. As the AZE.az, Azerbaijan plans to replace the Kalashnikov assault rifles on Israeli "Tavor" by building on its territory the plant for the production of these weapons. It is reported online resource "Military Review." In August 2008 a number of machines, "Tabor" was purchased for special units of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan. Now the rest of the infantry get these machines. Azerbaijan to buy the Israeli concern, "Defense Industry" (Taas) license for the production of the TAR-21 machines, for which the country will build a joint Israeli-Azerbaijani business. Recall that earlier this year, Azerbaijan concluded with Israel, two major transactions totaling 1.6 billion dollars by buying a concern "Aviation industry" drones, advanced radars and other weapons. Tavor is not only in service with Azerbaijan. October 1, 2008 the Minister of Internal Affairs announced that the Ukrainian company "Fort" with Israel Weapon Industries began to manufacture machines, "Tabor", which entered service Ukrainian army special forces and special units of the MVD. TAR-21 is produced at a plant in Vinnytsia under the name "Fort - 221" in July 2009. In addition, "Tabor" was sold in Georgia - the numbers are called from 3 to 7 000 units - but after the war of 2008 deliveries were completely halted. "Tabor" is also used by security forces of Portugal, Colombia, India, Thailand and other countries. And in April between the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry and the Israeli company Rafael, agreement was reached on the purchase of modern anti-tank missiles Spike-SR (range - up to 1.5 km) and Spike -LR (up to 4 km), and the company Elbit Systems - the purchase of 120 mm mortars type Cardom, transfers IzRus.TAR-21 (assault rifle "Tavor" XXI Century) - Israeli model of a modern automatic 5.56mm, manufactured Concern Israel Military Industries. Unlike some other samples of this new machine the company was not a remake or modernization of other weapons.
Expressed interest in the Kazakh defense products and systems of Ukraine and Azerbaijan, because next year the plant will begin to collect and transport military cargo helicopters - Eurocopter-725 Caracal and the Super Puma EC-725 Caracal, AS-330 Puma