As part of military-technical cooperation between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation, a group of specialists of the Air Force of Azerbaijan visited the enterprises of the military-industrial complex of Russia. The Ministry of Defense made the statement regarding the visit.
Statement of Azerbaijan Ministry of Defense:
“The Azerbaijani delegation visited Russian military plants manufacturing Su-35 and MiG-35 combat aircraft. During meetings with representatives of one of the leaders of the global arms market in Russia, the “Rosoboronexport” Company and the leadership of military plants, our country expressed its interest in purchasing the Russian-made combat aircraft.”
The Azerbaijani delegation was presented with briefings on the characteristics, combat capabilities, armament of combat aircraft, as well as the production, operation, and maintenance of air assets.
The Russian side, in turn, expressed its readiness to deliver combat aircraft to a quantity that meets the needs of the Azerbaijan Air Force. Azerbaijani military pilots have performed practical flights on MiG-35 aircraft at Russian military airbases.
Azerbaijan is also interested in the Pakistan-China co-production JF-17 fighter jets. Azerbaijan has long been take in JF-17 fighter jets. However, there has been no progress in the official process so far.