Sunday, May 26, 2013



Capital: Baku
Baku is the capital and largest city.
Caucasus mountains to the north.
Access to the Caspian Sea.

Conflict with the breakaway Nagorno Karabakh Republic.

The Qabala Radar installation is operated by the Russian Space Forces under contract until 2012.

About 95,000 total active duty military personnel. Approximately 300,000 personnel can be called up potentially.


Air Force
About 7,900 personnel

4 airbases

MiG-29 fighter aircraft (26)

SU-25 attack aircraft (16)
L-39 trainer/light attack aircraft (23)
L-29 trainer/light attack aircraft (28)?
Diamond DA42 aircraft
Yak-52 trainer aircraft

Il-76 transport aircraft (10)
Gulfstream G550 aircraft (1)
An-2 transport aircraft
An-2 aircraft converted to drones?
An-12 transport aircraft?
An-24 transport aircraft?

Mi-35 attack helicopters (24)
Mi-24G Super Hind attack helicopters (15)
Mi-24 attack helicopters (35)
Mi-17 transport helicopters (111)
AW139 helicopters (8)
AW189 helicopters (2)
AS332 Super Puma helicopters (10)
Bell 412 helicopters
Ka-27 helicopters (4)

Turkish made SOM air launched cruise missiles
QFAB-250 LG- 250kg laser guided aircraft bomb. Joint project between MODIAR of Azerbaijan and Aselsan of Turkey. 

Turkish made Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicles

israeli made Harop unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) or loitering munition.

israeli made Heron unmanned aerial vehicles

israeli made Aerostar unmanned aerial vehicles 


israeli made Orbiter 3 unmanned aerial vehicles

israeli made Orbiter 2 unmanned aerial vehicles


israeli made Orbiter 1K unmanned aerial vehicles
israeli made Eitan unmanned aerial vehicles
israeli made Hermes 900 unmanned aerial vehicles


israeli made Hermes 450 unmanned aerial vehicles

Quz─čun unmanned aerial vehicles 

ThunderB unmanned aerial vehicles

Skystriker loitering munitions
An-2 aircraft converted to drones?

Air Defense
S-300PMU-2 Favorite surface-to-air missiles

SA-2 (S-75 Dvina) surface-to-air missiles

SA-3 (S-125) surface-to-air missiles


Barak 8 israeli made air defense system 

SA-4 (2K11 Krug) surface-to-air missiles
SA-5 (S-200) surface-to-air missiles
SA-11 (9K37 Buk) surface-to-air missiles

SA-8 (9K33 Osa) surface-to-air missiles

SA-13 (9K35 Strela 10) surface-to-air missiles
SA-7 shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles
ZSU-23-4 self propelled anti-aircraft guns

About 5,000 personnel
Operate on the Caspian Sea.

Frigates (4)
Patrol Boats (5)
Mine Warfare vessels (7)
Landing Craft (6)

Missile Boats (2)
Osa II Class missile boats with SS-N-2C Styx anti-ship missiles
Triton-1 and Triton-2 midget submarines used by Navy Special Forces

Naval Aviation
CASA CN-235 (3)
Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin helicopters (2)
Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma helicopter (1)

Navy Special Forces
641st Special Warfare Naval Unit
Tavor TAR-21 israeli made bullpup assault rifles

T-90 tanks (94)
T-72 tanks (430)

T-55 tanks (100)
BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles

BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles (300)

BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles (200)
BTR-D (21)
BTR-82A  armored personnel carriers  (10)
BTR-80 armored personnel carriers (119)

BTR-70 armored personnel carriers (200-300)
BTR-60 armored personnel carriers (25)
BRM-1 (15)
MT-LB armored personnel carriers
Otokar Cobra armored vehicles. Turkish made.

Otokar Akrep

Marauder mine resistant armored personnel carriers. South African made. (65)

Matador mine resistant armored personnel carriers. South African made. (55)
iLDIRIM mine resistant armored personnel carriers. Based on the Caprivi Mk3. Joint production between Azerbaijan and Mobile Land System of South Africa. 

Plasan Sandcat vehicles with various configurations. israeli made.
Plasan Sandcat with Samson Remote Weapon Station

Plasan Sandcat with SPIKE anti-tank missile configuration

 Plasan Sandcat with 120mm mortar configuration

Plasan Sandcat with

Gurza 1 patrol vehicles
Gurza 2 patrol vehicles

Unimog trucks

SS-21 Scarab (OTR-21 Tochka) short range ballistic missiles

LORA missile systems. Made by IAI of israel.

Polonez 300mm guided missile launchers. Made in Belarus.

Turkish made TRG-300 Kasirga 300mm rocket launchers

RM-70 multiple rocket launchers

BM-21 multiple rocket launchers
Turkish made T-122 multiple rocket launchers.

BM-30 multiple rocket launchers

 Gurza 3 multiple rocket launchers
TR-107 (Turkish made copy of the Type 63 107mm multiple rocket launchers)

Lynx multiple rocket launcher system that fire 122mm rockets, LAR-160 160mm rockets, and 300mm EXTRA rockets.

Lynx system with 122mm rockets
Lynx system with LAR-160 rockets 

Lynx system with EXTRA rockets

TOS-1 incendiary multiple rocket launchers (6)

2S7 self propelled 203mm howitzers


Turkish made T-155 self propelled howitzers
2S19 MSTA self propelled 152mm howitzers
DANA 152mm self propelled howitzers. Czech made. 

2S3 self propelled 152mm howitzers



2S1 self propelled 122mm howitzers

D-30 towed 122mm howitzers
M-46 towed 130mm howitzers
D-20 towed 152mm howitzers

2S9 self propelled 120mm mortars

M1938 120mm mortars
Cardom 120mm mortar system on Mercedes trucks or MT-LB. israeli made.

Spear Mk 2 low recoil 120mm mortars on Plasan Sandcat vehicles. israeli made.

9P157-2  Khrizantema-S anti-tank weapon system

AT-5 (9K113 Konkurs) anti-tank guided missiles
AT-4 (9K111 Fagot) anti-tank guided missiles
israeli made SPIKE anti-tank guided missiles

Ukrainian made Skif anti-tank guided missiles?

israeli made B-300 (Shipon) anti-tank rocket launchers
RPG-7 anti-tank rocket launchers
SPG-9 recoilless guns

Istiglal (Istiqlal) IST 14.5mm Azerbaijan made anti-material rifle.
OM-50 Nemesis anti-material rifles
PGM Hecate II anti-material rifles
Mubariz 12.7x108mm variant of the Istiglal
ST-12.7 anti-material rifles in 12.7x108mm
ST-338 Vashag sniper rifles
OSV-96 sniper rifles
Sako TRG sniper rifles
AI Arctic Warfare sniper rifles
KNT-308 Turkish made sniper rilfes
Remington Model 700 sniper rifles
Yalguzag sniper rifles. 7.62x51mm. Bolt action. Made in Azerbaijan.
Dragunov SVD sniper rifles

PKM machine guns
M-60 machine guns
israeli made Negev machine guns
G3 machine guns
HP-7 machine guns. Made in Azerbaijan. 
Universal machine guns. Made in Azerbaijan.

AKM assault rifles
AK-74 assault rifles
israeli made Tavor assault rifles (Used by Special Forces)
M-16 assaulr rifles (Used by Special Forces)
M4 carbines
HK MP-5 sub-machine guns
Arsenal Shipka (Bulgarian made 9mm sub-machine guns. Used by Internal Troops)
Makarov PM pistols


Special Forces



Azerbaijan National Guard

Internal Troops

Border Guard
Also includes a maritime wing which acts as the Coast Guard

Mi-24 attack helicopters
Otokar Cobra with Skif anti-tank miisiles
Otokar Akrep
Igla-S shoulder fired surface-to-air missile launchers

Coast Guard

FHN- Ministry of Emergency Situations
BE 200 seaplanes used for fire fighting


National Aerospace Agency (Milli Aerokosmik Agentliy)
Ministry of Defence Industry Republic of Azerbaijan Republic (MODIAR)

The police fall under the Ministry of Internal Affairs

Ministry of National Security (MNS)

MODIAR (Ministry of Defence Industry of Azerbaijan Republic)
AZAD Systems (Joint venture between the Ministry of Defence of Azerbaijan and the israeli company Aeronautics Defense Systems)

Azerbaijan military forces pictures

The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
Breakaway region in Azerbaijan composed of mostly ethnic Armenians.

Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army


  1. gretings from Azerbaijan my friend we hawe dont miq-21 miq-25 and su-17 --all not active

    active fighters miq-29 su-24 su-25 su-27 (4 pieces) and ordered 24 pakistani jf-17

    In Arsenal Azerbaijan army hawe helicopters uh-1 ???? it is surprisre for me please sell me photos and tank t-84 oplot ??

    we hawe in arsenal 94 tank t-90 and 430 tank t-72


    1. Thank you for your input. I shall review this data.