The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) published a new data on international arms transfers.
The report also contains data on Azerbaijan, APA reports.
Azerbaijan started purchasing military equipments from Israel in 2008.
According to SIPRI’s report, Azerbaijan purchased 10 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) Hermes-450 from Israel in 2008, two such vehicles in 2011. 10 Aerostar UAV were purchased in 2010 and designed in Azerbaijan. A $1.6-billion arms deal signed between the countries in 2011 considers import of Barak-8 missile system, 75 Barak-8 missiles, EL/M-2080 Green Pine radar, Gabriel-5 anti-ship missile, 5 UAV Heron, 5 UAV Searcher.
In the framework of cooperation with South Africa, Azerbaijan designed 25 Matador and 25 Marauder mine protected vehicles in 2009-2011 and started designing 30 such vehicles in 2011.
In 2009-2010 Azerbaijan purchased from the US 50 Cummins-6V for Matador and Marauder mine-protected vehicles, in 2011 60 Cummins-6V.
Within the framework of the $30 million-worth contract signed with Turkey, 60 Cobra armored personnel carrier were purchased in 2010-2011, within the framework of the contract signed with ROKETSAN company, 30 107mm self-propelled rocket launchers were purchased in 2011.
2 divisions of S-300 PMU Favorit surface-to-air missile launchers were purchased from Russia in 2010, 1 division in 2011, 75 missiles were purchased for these launchers in 2010, 37 48N6E2/SA-10E missiles were purchased in 2011. In 2010 a contract was signed with Russia on purchase of 24 Mi-35M helicopters and 60 Mi-8MT/Mi-17/Hip-H helicopters. Within the framework of the project 4 Mi-35 and 23 Mi-8MT/Mi-17/Hip-H helicopters were delivered to the country.
According to the report, Azerbaijan also purchased R-2 antitank missile from Ukraine in 2011.