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Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 17
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Azerbaijan will begin mass production of "smart" air bombs in 2015, Azerbaijani Minister of Defense Industry Yavar Jamalov told reporters Dec. 17.
They were demonstrated at the "İDEX 2014" exhibition.
He said that the orders the relevant organizations within the country were fully implemented.
Jamalov said that foreign specialists are attracted to produce the defense products.
"The manufacturing process may include representatives of the countries selling the defense production technologies," he said.
He also stressed that the Defense Ministry has 58 production sites.
"All of them are provided with equipment purchased from the world's leading companies," he said. "The enterprises of the ministry produce more than 900 kinds of defense products. Some of them are demonstrated at international exhibitions. The number of types is growing. Once 27 items were demonstrated at the exhibition in Turkey and 132 in Malaysia. Around 168 items were demonstrated at the international exhibition of defense industry in Baku this year. Azerbaijan exported defense products worth $ 100 million in 2014."
Jamalov said that the export will be increased in 2015.
"Today, there are proposals from a number of countries, including Malaysia, regarding the export of defense products produced in Azerbaijan," he said. "The negotiations are underway. Along with the defense products, more than 450 kinds of products for civil use are produced."