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Baku, Azerbaijan, April 27
Ammunition, modern small arms and artillery weapons, drones, armored vehicles and other defense products manufactured by Azerbaijan are exported to more than ten countries, Azerbaijan's Defense Industry Ministry said in a message April 27.
This information was mentioned during the meeting of the Azerbaijani Defense Industry Ministry’s board dedicated to the results of the first quarter of 2018, according to the message.
It was noted that in comparison with the same period last year, the volume of exported products increased twice. At the meeting, it was mentioned that 89 percent of the total output account for defense and special-purpose products, while 11 percent accounts for products of civilian use.
The assortment of the manufactured defense products, has reached 120 types.
This year at the facilities of the ministry it is planned to conduct development work regarding 127 products of 118 kinds. The products to be developed include machine guns, automatic weapons of various calibers, barrels for large-caliber machine guns, automatic grenade launcher system, optical sights for sniper rifles, etc.
During the meeting, it was noted that Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense Industry will participate in the Eurosatory, the international land and airland defense and security exhibition, in France this June, where Azerbaijan, participating for the first time, will showcase 268 products, as well as several new types of defense products.
At the meeting, it was mentioned about the work carried out in connection with the ADEX 2018 - Azerbaijan International Defence Industry Exhibition, to be held in Baku September this year. Negotiations are conducted with the relevant structures of foreign countries, and the organizational work is being carried out.