Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 17
Azerbaijan has launched preliminary tests of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) capable of striking human targets and enemy’s military equipment, Azerbaijani Minister of Defense Industry Yaver Jamal said in an article published in the country’s official press Dec. 17.
He said that unmanned aerial vehicles with cumulative ferrules have already been tested.
"UAVs will have the ability to independently detect and destroy both human targets and the enemy's military equipment," he said. “Moreover, negotiations on the creation of electropulse weapons are being conducted with a number of countries.”
As for the establishment of a joint venture with the Israeli company, Jamalov added that Azerbaijan produces unmanned aerial vehicles for various purposes.
"We are negotiating various issues with Turkey’s Aselsan company,” he said. “We have already decided to establish a service department at the Alov plant. In 2018 we intend to implement projects with a number of Turkish companies, as well as relevant organizations of other countries."
The minister said that the creation and use of a 23 mm sniper rifle can also be attributed to these projects.