ASFAT supports Azerbaijan with its products
With the cooperation of ASFAT and the private sector, the design, prototype production, mass production and certification stages of the Mechanical Demining Equipment (MEMATT) were completed in only 14 months and the vehicle was made ready for the service of the Turkish Armed Forces. MEMATT will be exported to Azerbaijan after starting to serve TAF.
As such, a contract was signed between ASFAT and Azerbaijan for the “Production and Delivery of 20 Mechanical Demining Equipment”.
Another important point about the project is that the certification capability was provided through completely indigenous means. As part of the project, the National Mine Action Center (MAFAM) was authorized to certify the equipment.
ASFAT announced: “Materialized in cooperation with the private sector as the most important driving force of our economy, this project is the best example of the business models developed by ASFAT to facilitate the workload of the private sector, to enlarge, develop and increase competitiveness and thus to contribute to defense industry exports.”
Since Armenia laid mines in a wide area including civilian settlements in the Karabakh region under occupation for years, demining activities continue at full speed in the liberated areas. MoD announced that METI and PMKI teams under the Turkish Armed Forces started to support the Azerbaijani Army in the regions liberated from the occupation. Developed by ASFAT, MEMATT is critical for Azerbaijan’s mine clearance without human loss.