Military of Azerbaijan - Defense Industry

Defense Industry

The Ministry of Defence Industry of Azerbaijan directs domestic military supplies for Azerbaijan. It was established in 2005. The Defence Industries Ministry subsumed the State Department 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 defense industry has emerged as an autonomous entity with a growing defense production capability. The ministry is cooperating with the defense sectors of Ukraine, Belarus and Pakistan. Along with other contracts, Azerbaijani defence industries and Turkish companies, Azerbaijan will produce 40mm revolver grenade launchers, 107mm and 122mm MLRS systems, Cobra 4×4 vehicles and joint modernization of BTR vehicles in Baku.

The major military companies of Azerbaijan are:

  • RPE Iglim, aviation and shipbuilding
  • Radiogurashdirma, communication means and radio-electronic
  • RPE Neftgazavtomat, devices and automation systems for monitoring technological processes
  • RPE Automatic Lines, non-standard equipment and products for application in electrotechnical and machine engineering
  • Avia-Agregat, multi-purpose aviation equipment, various airdrome conditioners, universal container of board conductor, air-to-air radiators, fuel-oil, air-to-air heat exchangers and ventilators

In early 2008, reports indicated that an agreement with Turkey had been signed which would lead to Azerbaijan producing armoured personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles, and small calibre artillery pieces. Another 2008 report mentioned Azerbaijan's desire to produce its own military aircraft and helicopters, but quoted a military expert as saying that it would be impossible to do so for the next five years.

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Defense Industry

The defence industry, also called the military industry, comprises government and commercial industry involved in research, development, production, and service of military materiel, equipment and facilities. It includes:

  • Defense contractors: business organizations or individuals that provide products or services to a military department of a government
  • The Arms industry, which produces guns, ammunition, missiles, military aircraft, and their associated consumables and systems

It can also include:

  • Private military contractors: private companies that provide logistics, manpower, and other expenditures for a military force
  • European defence procurement, which is more or less analogous to the U.S. "military-industrial complex"
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