The Joint Tactical-Special Exercises of the Signal Troops with the participation of Azerbaijani and Turkish servicemen which are held in accordance with the plan approved by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Mr. Ilham Aliyev, are continued, oAPA reports.
The Minister of Defense Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, who arrived in the mission area on April 7 to watch the following stage of the exercises, visited the field command posts deployed on the terrain and inquired about the organizing and progress of the exercises. The most modern tactical and strategic communications equipment available in the armament of our units was demonstrated to the Minister of Defense.
It was reported that during the exercises, the tasks for organizing a unified communications system are being successfully fulfilled. The Minister of Defense contacted the command posts of the Air Force, Naval Forces, Missile-Artillery Troops, and Special Forces, as well as checked the stability and continuity of communications.
Colonel General Z. Hasanov contacted in video conference format the headquarters of the Army Corps and formations deployed in Shusha, Lachin, Kalbajar, and in other liberated territories, gave relevant instructions regarding the progress of the exercises.
Then, a direct video connection between the Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, and the Minister of National Defense of Turkey Hulusi Akar was established at the command post deployed in the course of the exercises. The Defense Ministers of both countries addressed the participants of the exercises and wished them success. During the video connection, the Defense Ministers emphasized the importance of improving the interoperability of the Signal troops, organizing unified communications and automated control systems between the troops, as well as continuing joint activities in this sphere.
At the same time, the Defense Ministers evaluated the improvement of interoperability between all types of troops of the Azerbaijani and Turkish armies, the development of joint operational plans, an increase of combat interaction between units and other activities.
The exercises continue.
Source: Azeri-Press News Agency