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Azerbaijan boosts air defence

18th January 2017 - 10:29 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia


Azerbaijan is building up its air defence capabilities with a new surface-to-air missile system and has plans to buy further equipment.

The MoD has revealed it has bought the Israel Aerospace Industries’ Barak 8 SAM system and has also announced an intention to buy the Iron Dome missile defence system in an effort to further strengthen capability in this sector.  

Last year Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliev led a major inspection of the combat readiness of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. The firings of the Barak 8 SAM system was announced in December and was the first public acknowledgment that the

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Krassimir Grozev


Krassimir Grozev

Krassimir is a journalist based in Sofia, Bulgaria

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