Azerbaijan has launched large-scale military exercises that are due to continue until 17 March.
APA news agency reports, citing Azerbaijani defence sources, that the exercises involve up to 25,000 military personnel, up to 250 tanks and other armored vehicles, up to 1000 missiles and artillery systems of different caliber, multiple launch rocket systems and mortars, up to 50 military and front-line multi purpose aircraft.
source: commonspace.eu with APA news agency (Baku)
Photo: Azerbaijani military vehicles assembling ahead of large scale military exercises being held from 12-17 March 2018 (picture courtesy of APA news agency, Baku).
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