Azerbaijan Defense Industry

Azerbaijan Defense Industry

The defense industry of Azerbaijan was established in 2005 by presidential decree, the new Defense Industries Ministry, headed by Yavar Jamalov, incorporated the State Departments for Military Industry and for Armaments and the Military Science Center, each of which was formerly a separate agency within the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry. The Azerbaijani defense industry is endowed with between $60-70 million in state funding, but was funded with $600 million for 2007. The defense industry of Azerbaijan manufactures armoured personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles, as well as small calibre artillery guns [ [http://www.un-az.org/undp/bulnews55/en3.php Azerbaijan manufacturing arms] ] .The defense industry has emerged as an autonomous entity with a growing defense production capability. The new ministry is cooperating with the defense sectors of Ukraine, Belarus and Pakistan [ [http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/02/2b0bdd2d-49a6-4bff-826d-05edefe4dbdb.html Azerbaijan Defense Industry] ] .In 2008 several more military factories were created in Azerbaijan.

ee also

* Azerbaijan
* Military of Azerbaijan
* Azerbaijan Air Force
* Azerbaijan Navy
* Azerbaijan Air Defense Force
* Azerbaijan National Guard
* Azerbaijan Border Guard
* Azerbaijan Interior Guard
* Azerbaijan Coast Guard
* Caspian Guard Initiative

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