Azerbaijan, Baku, July 28 / corr. Trend T.Hajiyev /
The production of defense goods increased by 11.2 times in Azerbaijan in the first half of 2011 compared to similar period of last year. This statement was made at a board meeting of the Defense Ministry on the results of six months of 2011, the Ministry's official website reported.
The meetings chaired by Minister Yaver Jamalov summed up the production and financial and industrial activities of subordinate institutions and discussed further work on July 25-28. It was noted that overall output at the enterprises doubled in six months compared to the same period of last year.
Actions to implement the state defense order for 2011 continued in this period. Producing defense products on the basis of agreements concluded with the security forces of the country increased by 11.2 times compared to the relevant period of the last year. The range of defense products increased by 3.7 times in this timeframe. Production of civilian goods increased by 14 percent.
Under the defense contracts 25 stages of 10 subjects were performed four initial, two public and 10 special tests were implemented in the first half of the year. The number of implemented stages has doubled compared to the same period of the last year.
The meetings heard reports of the subordinate agencies' heads and tasked to ensure the execution of the state defense order and other indexes.
Jamalov praised the work of subordinate organizations. But he stressed the Defense Ministry and its subordinate groups of enterprises and institutions should not be limited to their achievements, and worthily perform the tasks set for Ministry to supply the Azerbaijani Armed Forces with updated arms and ammunition to strengthen the defense capability.