COMMANDER: “AZERBAIJAN’S AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM ALSO CONTROLS ARMENIA’S AIR SPACE”
Oct 4 2013
[ 04 October 2013 19:57 ]
“A plane taking off from Armenia’s Zvartnots airport is detected by
Azerbaijan’s Air Defense system after rising 10 meters”
Baku. Rashad Suleymanov – APA. Azerbaijan has the strongest air
defense system, which very few countries in the post-Soviet area have.
Azerbaijan’s system fully covers the air defense of the country,
said commander of Azerbaijan’s Air Defense Forces, Major General
Altay Mehdiyev, APA reports.
In recent years, Baku has acquired sophisticated anti-aircraft
complexes and radiolocation equipment. S300 PMU-2 Favorit anti-craft
complexes purchased from Russia in 2011 are most powerful among them.
Altay Mehdiyev said that at present, the Azerbaijani Air Defense
system can fully keep control over Armenia’s air space, along with
Azerbaijani. A plane taking off from Armenia’s Zvartnots airport is
detected by Azerbaijan’s Air Defense system after rising 10 meters.
It was also noted that all civil and military airplanes of Azerbaijan
have already been equipped with IFF (Identification Friend or Foe). It
allows the Air Defense Forces to get information about all aircrafts
entering the country’s air space.