Defence Industry of Azerbaijan- 3





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Published on Mar 3, 2011

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev participated in the opening of the new "AZAD Systems Co" plant of "Sharg" Production Unit of the Ministry of Defense Industry.

The head of state was told that modern remote control unmanned flying vehicles are produced at the plant. Unmanned flying vehicles have a number of technical, economic advantages, lack of crew in the flying vehicles, little expenses, technical maneuvers and others. Having familiarized himself with the working procedure in the area of composite materials, President Ilham Aliyev was told that all conditions are created at the facility that produces orbiter 2M and Aerostar aircrafts. The parts of the unmanned aircrafts are also made in this facility. Special moulds are used for this. President Ilham Aliyev signed the wing of the unmanned aircraft presented to the museum of the Ministry of Defense Industry. The head of state visited the workshop for assembling engines. President was informed about the technical characteristics of the unmanned aircrafts produced at the plant. Orbiter 2M is capable of flying at the 4-6km height for 4-5 hours. Aerostar aircrafts are capable of flying at 10km height for 12 hours.

Ilham Aliyev was informed about the parts of the unmanned aircrafts and overground control station of orbiter 2M. The head of state was told that the center checks the quality of the ready product, tests it.

Following this, DIAMOND-42 four-seat passenger aircraft, which is planned to be produced in Azerbaijan, was presented.

President Ilham Aliyev toured the mechanical processing plant as well. The plant's equipment park was comprehensively renovated. Two technological flow lines were put in operation there in the new production field. 57 machinery and equipment based on the latest programs were installed. Universal turnery, multiple-coordinate and vertical milling bit, vertical processing center, compressors and other machineries will create an opportunity to produce qualitative goods in time. It will produce seven goods for the State Defense Order Program. MUV-2, MUV-3 mine detonators, spare parts of AKM sub-machineguns are among these goods. The number of goods will be increased from 7 to 12 in the near future.
The head of state got acquainted with special repair and restoration and special-purpose mechanical assembly workshops. It was noted that works on improvement of T-72 tank, BTR and BRDM armored vehicles is continued successfully. That is, according to State Defense Order Program, BTR-70 and BDRM-2M armored vehicles are considered to repair and improve within the current year. Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev was informed about the improvement of BTR 70 M armored vehicles and BDRM-2M armored scout cars. Both armored technique have been improved, management system had been simplified. The main thing is that risk of fire has been eliminated completely. The President also was informed about "Shimshak" high technology and simple management system project. This project has been prepared by Baku Instrument-making plant and "EWT" company of the Republic of South Africa. The primary feature is the existence of day/night cameras. Moreover, "Shimshak" technology has laser target marker, ballistic computer and management of weapon system. One of main features of "Shimshak" is the "perfect fire control system".


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