Azerbaijan has purchased new artillery guns from the Czech Republic.
The DANA self-propelled artillery guns of the Czech production have been delivered to Azerbaijan and are being used in large-scale exercises involving various branches of Azerbaijani Armed Forces, the Defense Ministry reported on September 18.
First introduced in 1977, DANA systems have a firing range of 19 km, with the upgraded version capable of firing at 25.5 km. The system weighs about 29 tons. The system offers high maneuverability and superior protection for the crew.
The exercises that will last until September 22 involve up to 15,000 military personnel, more than 150 tanks and armored vehicles, up to 120 missiles and artillery systems of different calibers, multiple launch rocket systems and mortars, 20 combat aircrafts for various purposes, as well as new types of electronic warfare assets and unmanned aerial vehicles. (AzerNews/Business World Magazine)