The Azerbaijani Army and the Turkish Armed Forces are currently conducting joint tactical exercises under the name “Mustafa Kemal Ataturk-2023,” as announced by Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry.
These exercises, taking place in various locations across Azerbaijan, involve approximately 3,000 troops, 130 armored vehicles, up to 100 artillery vehicles, more than 20 aircraft and helicopters, along with engineering equipment and small boats, according to a statement released by the ministry.
The training maneuvers include the simulation of contemporary combat tactics, involving the deployment of artillery, aviation assets, and ground forces. Additionally, the exercises encompass the construction of pontoon bridges over rivers, as mentioned in the statement.
The primary objectives of these exercises are to enhance combat interoperability, refine command and control procedures, facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience, and elevate the professionalism of the participating military personnel during joint operations, as stated in the announcement.
These drills are being conducted in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Türkiye and are scheduled to continue until Wednesday, according to the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.