fbpx

The Crossroads of Special Operations

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Israel Bolsters Strategic Ties With Azerbaijan

Must Read

How Delta, Rangers, and the Green Berets’ unique training would pay off in an Arctic war with Russia | Business Insider

With military build-ups and encounters in the Arctic between the US and its near-peer competitors Russia and China, the...

CIA’s big Afghanistan problem | Spy Talk

As agreed, the remaining 2,500 troops in Afghanistan will have to leave the country on September 11th, which also...

The Japanese office worker who fought the Soviets in Afghanistan | We Are the Mighty

Koshiro Tanaka, a Japanese office worker, went to Afghanistan in 1985 to fight the Soviet Union. Tanaka left in...

 Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon began a two-day visit to Azerbaijan on Wednesday aiming to bolster burgeoning ties with its strategic and defense trade partner that conveniently borders northeast Iran.

Ya’alon’s visit, the first by an Israeli MoD chief in 22 years of diplomatic relations between the Jewish and Muslim states, comes less than a month after Iran claimed to have shot down an Israeli-made UAV that reportedly took off from Azerbaijan.

It also coincides with ADEX-2014, the first international arms exhibition hosted by Baku, where 16 Israeli firms and MoD export officials will market a full spectrum of air, sea, land and space systems.

At a Wednesday meeting with Azerbaijan President llham Aliyev, Ya’alon characterized bilateral ties as “fruitful,” and noted that the two countries were engaged in broad-based strategic cooperation.

“I’m happy to be hosted here in the first historic visit by an Israeli defense minister to Azerbaijan,” Ya’alon said. “We have bilateral strategic relations and cooperation in different areas.”

With nearly $4 billion in arms deals over the past three years and commitments by Baku’s authoritarian government to grow its defense industrial base, Azerbaijan has rapidly risen to the top ranks of Israeli export markets.

Since 2012, Baku has purchased at least $1.6 billion worth of UAVs, radars and air defense missiles from state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and is talking about buying or leasing IAI-produced spy satellites.

Read More:Israel Bolsters Strategic Ties With Azerbaijan | Defense News | defensenews.com.

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

How Delta, Rangers, and the Green Berets’ unique training would pay off in an Arctic war with Russia | Business Insider

With military build-ups and encounters in the Arctic between the US and its near-peer competitors Russia and China, the...

- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -