Azerbaijani armed forces adopt advanced Turkish technologies

After the TEKNOFEST Aerospace and Technology Festival of Azerbaijan held in Baku last week, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces will soon incorporate state-of-the-art technologies developed by Turkish software and hardware company HAVELSAN.

HAVELSAN Managing Director Mehmet Akif Nacar said the company has been actively doing business in Azerbaijan for the past two years, and added that it opened a branch in Baku in 2022.

“First of all, we worked on the software of personnel management information system and logistics information system for the Azerbaijani army, which we hope will be completed in a short period of time”, Turkish news service TRT Haber said.

The company has also determined the demands for the simulation training center project consisting of various simulators and is currently working on the high-tech solution to be delivered to the Azerbaijani special forces.

In the meantime, Nacar added that they aim to use the state-of-the-art “Advent” combat management system of Turkish production in the newly built maritime patrol vessels in Azerbaijan. The state-of-the-art system helps increase mission accomplishment and warfare effectiveness and also ensures platform interoperability through network-supported technologies.

HAVELSAN plans to design the Turkish Air Force Information System Combat Management System for the Azerbaijani Air Force and help to better secure the borders of Azerbaijan with a security solution. high technology created for the use of the border service of the country.

Meanwhile, the TEKNOFEST Aerospace and Technology Festival in Azerbaijan, which took place from May 26 to 29 in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, showcased the modern technological solutions in dozens of exhibited areas. in what was the largest such event in the world. The festival attracted more than 300,000 visitors in its first overseas edition in Azerbaijan. Leading Turkish defense companies including Aselsan, Baykar, Havelsan, Roketsan, STM and Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) showcased state-of-the-art software solutions during the four-day high-tech jamboree.

“TEKNOFEST is a celebration of science, development, knowledge and technology. I am sure that young people who participate in TEKNOFEST will never forget this historic day,” Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said in his speech at the festival on May 28.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who visited the TEKNOFEST Azerbaijan festival on the same day together with his Azerbaijani counterpart Aliyev, said the event reflects the close ties between Azerbaijan and Turkey.

“We are organizing the world’s most prestigious aeronautical, space and technological festival, TEKNOFEST, under the slogan ‘One nation, two states, one festival’ in Baku, the pearl of the Caspian Sea,” he said, emphasizing the role of TEKNOFEST in strengthening ties between the two countries.

Meanwhile, the presidents witnessed the opening of a new ASAN Service Center, a one-stop service network between government and citizens, and the Science and Technology Center “Bilim Baku” (Knowledge Baku) for children and adults, which was created in cooperation with the Turkish company Baykar. Baykar is the manufacturer of the world renowned Bayraktar TB-2 drones.