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Republic of Azerbaijan (Azarbaycan Respublikasi)

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Army, Navy, Air, and Air Defense Forces. Active 66,940 personnel (Army 56,840 Navy 2,200 Air 7,900). Paramilitary 15,000 Terms of service 18 months and 12 months for university graduates, but can be extended for ground forces. Reserve 300,000 personnel. Reserves some mobilisation reported, 300,000 with military service within 15 years.

AZERBAIJANI AIR FORCE (AZAF) Azərbaycan hərbi hava qvvələri
Air Force and Air Defence 7,930 Personnel

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type
(Incl Air Defence)

AIRCRAFT 71 combat capable. Total 134 Aircrafts.

Multi-role Fighter 1 sqn with 17 Multi-role ac:
15 Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum-A (12 Ex-Ukrainian; modernized before delivery);
2 Mikoyan MiG-29UB Fulcrum-B

Air Defence (Interceptor) 1 sqn with 30 Ftr ac:
20 Mikoyan MiG-25PD Foxbat-E (+9 in store);
6 Mikoyan MiG-25PU Foxbat-B (+3 in store);
4 Mikoyan MiG-21MF Fishbed-J (+1 in store);

Fighter Ground Bomber 1 regt with 19 FGA ac :
10 Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot (6 Ex-Belarusian);
2 Sukhoi Su-25UB Frogfoot-B
5 Sukhoi Su-24MR Fencer-A;
4 Sukhoi Su-17M Fitter (in store);

Reconnaissance 1 sqn with 29 Recce ac:
5 Mikoyan MiG-25RB Foxbat-B

Maritime Patrol & Reconnaissance 1 sqn with 5 MP/MR ac:
4 Beriev Be-12PS Chaika
1 Beriev B-200

Transport 1 sqn with 17 Tpt ac:
4 Ilyushin Il-76TD Candid-A;
1 Tupolev Tu-154B-2 Careless;
2 Tupolev Tu-134A-3 Crusty
3 Yakovlev Yak-40K Codling;
1 Antonov An-12BP Cub-A;
1 Antonov An-24 Coke:
2 Antonov An-2 Colt

Training 3 sqns with 41 Trg ac:
28 Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin;
12 Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros (Ex-Ukrainian);
1 Sukhoi Su-17U Fitter;


HELICOPTER 34+ Combatcapable. Total 68 Helicopters.
Hel 1 regt with

Anti-Armour Attack 31+ Atk hel:
15 Mil Mi-24D Hind-D*
12 Mi-24V Hind-E (Ex-Ukrainian; modernized to Mi-24G before delivery)
4 Mil Mi-35M Hind-E (+20 on order; Russian Mi-24VM rebuilt to Mi-35M)

Anti-Submarine Warfare 1 sqn with 3 ASW hel:
3 Kamov KA-27PS Harmone-C

Government VIP Flight (Azerbaijan Government Aviaton) 1 VIP hel:
1 Sikorsky S-92A VVIP

Support 33 Spt hel:
13 Mil Mi-17B5 Hip-H (+30 on order)
13 Mil Mi-8MTV Hip-C;
7 PZL Mi-2 Hoplite

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
UAV
2 sqn with 24 Recce UAV
5 IAI Heron 1
10 Elbit Hermes-450
5 IAI Searcher
4 Aerostar

Azerbaijani Air Force Air Defence Systems
AD SAM

100 SA-2 Guideline towed/S-125 Neva (SA-3 Goa)/S-200 Vega (SA-5 Gammon) static
1 S-300PMU-2/SA-20B (1 Ordered)
76 Barak-8 SAM system

RADAR
1 EL/M-2080 Green Pine Air search radar

MISSILES
BVRAAM 43 R-27/AA-10 Alamo
AAM AA-2 Atoll
ATGW 400 R-2 Anti-tank missile (For portable Skif anti-tank system and for Barrier (Baryer) system (from Belarus and Ukraine) on Mi-24 combat helicopters modernized to Mi-24G)


FACILITIES
Defence Air Force Main Headquarters: Bak HQ

Air Force Command Airfields and Air Bases:
Kurdamir - Fighter Regiment: MiG-21/25/29, Su-17/24/25, L-29/39C
Gyandzha - Transport Regiment: Il-76TD, An-12BP/24/2, Tu-134/154; Yak-40
Gala - Helicopter Regiment: Mi-2/8/17/35M/24D/24V

Note: Azerbaijan has 27 airports with paved runways (over 3,047 m: 3 2,438 to 3,047 m: 6 1,524 to 2,437 m: 13 914 to 1,523 m: 4 under 914 m: 1), 8 airport with unpaved runways (under 914 m: 8), and one heliport.

 
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   Azerbaijan AF News:

Is Russia Cutting Off Arms Sales To Azerbaijan?

• Is Russia Cutting Off Arms Sales To Azerbaijan?  (4/26/2013)

Three Killed in Mi-17 Medevac Helicopter Crash in Azerbaijan

• Three Killed in Mi-17 Medevac Helicopter Crash in Azerbaijan  (2/11/2013)

Azerbaijan and the Turkish T-129 ATAK Helicopter

• Azerbaijan and the Turkish T-129 ATAK Helicopter  (2/8/2013)


• Azerbaijan Airlines Orders Ten AgustaWestland Helicopters  (12/21/2012)

• Rosoboronexport Seeks To Expand Client Base  (7/8/2012)

• Azerbaijan to receive 64 new military helicopters this year  (5/15/2012)

• Azerbaijan to buy four Ka-32 helicopters from Russia
 (11/14/2011)

• Analysis: Azerbaijan, Armenia and Karabakh Air War
 (8/3/2011)


 

 



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