Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 17
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
Azerbaijan extended range of defense products, manufactured by the defense industry ministry's enterprises, said Yaver Jamalov, the country's defense industry minister, Dec. 17.
He made the remarks in an article, published in the 'Azerbaijan' newspaper.
Jamalov also said the necessary steps have been taken to provide the country's army with modern weaponry.
"During a period from 2006 to 2015, more than 50 new industrial areas was created in the ministry's enterprises," read his article.
Jamalov also noted that throughout the period of his ministry's activities, Azerbaijan mastered the production of over 1,000 kinds of defense products and spare parts for them.
"This includes the modernization of universal and tank guns, anti-tank hand grenade launchers, mortars of various calibers, and shells for them, armored vehicles such as BTR and BRDM," he said.
"Overall, in 2015, the volume of defense products, handed over to customers, increased 210 times compared to 2006," said Jamalov.
Azerbaijan is also mastering the production of shells for six types of artillery and tank guns, automatic weapons, writes Jamalov.
"During the ministry's activity period, its subordinate enterprises have mastered the production of over 450 kinds of products of civil and dual-purpose," noted the minister.
Edited by SI