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Azeris get Israel UAVs built under license
| Oct 7, 2011
Posted on 10/10/2011 4:31:51 AM PDT by nuconvert
Azerbaijan is expected to acquire 60 small Israeli-designed unmanned aerial vehicles built under license in the oil-rich former Soviet republic that's moving closer to the Jewish state as the Baku government modernizes its military.
The burgeoning military and intelligence alliance between the countries is causing growing concern in Iran, Azerbaijan's southern neighbor, and in nearby longtime rival Armenia.
The Israeli Aerostar and Orbiter 2M UAVs are being manufactured by Baku's Azad Systems Co., a joint venture between Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry and Aeronautics Defense Systems of Israel.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: armenia; azerbaijan; iran; israel; kurdistan; russia; turkey; uav; uavs
posted on 10/10/2011 4:31:57 AM PDT
posted on 10/10/2011 5:17:26 AM PDT
See how you like that, Iran.
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Thanks nuconvert. Iran appeared to be readying an invasion of Azerbaijan not many years ago, over oil or nat gas, or a pipeline or something. Since that time, Azerbaijan solidified relations with the Turks, with Russia, and has been improving its relations with Israel.
posted on 10/10/2011 4:16:55 PM PDT
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posted on 10/11/2011 5:12:12 AM PDT
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