Defense Minister of Azerbaijan, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov visited the site, where combat flights are carried out, to control the joint exercises of the Azerbaijani and Turkish Air Forces, SIA reports.
“MIG-29” and “F-16” fighter aircrafts carried out training and combat flights through various maneuvers, the Defense Ministry said.
“F-16” provided air support to “MIG-29” carrying out air strikes to destroy ground targets.
The Defense Minister said the exercises are being carried out under the instruction of President, Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev.
“Azerbaijan and Turkey had earlier held joint military exercises. However, Azerbaijani and Turkish Air Forces are holding joint exercises in Azerbaijan for the first time. One of the main points is that Azerbaijani and Turkish pilots supported one another during the exercises. I highly assess these exercises. We will continue such large-scale exercises,” Hasanov noted.
The Air Forces exercises will continue till October 3.