Defense Blog: Turkey sends strike aircraft to Azerbaijan


Against the background of the escalation of the armed conflict between Yerevan and Baku, Ankara is deploying T129 attack helicopters to Azerbaijan. This is reported by the Defense Blog resource.


A group of Turkish servicemen has arrived in the Azerbaijani autonomous region of Nakhichevan, participating in joint large-scale tactical and tactical flight exercises of the Azerbaijani and Turkish armed forces. Attack helicopters arriving by transport aircraft have been brought to a state of readiness for maneuvers.

During the solemn ceremony of meeting the military of the two countries at the airfield of the United Army, the state anthems of the Turkish and Azerbaijan Republics were performed.


According to the resource Army-technology.com, the T129 multipurpose helicopter was developed by AgustaWestland and Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) for the command of the Turkish ground forces as part of the program to create an attack tactical reconnaissance helicopter (ATAK). The T129 is based on the specifications of the AW129 as well as its predecessor, the A129 Mangusta.

The recent rise in tensions on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan has been prompted by attempts by the Armenian army to attack Azerbaijani positions with artillery fire in the direction of the northwestern border region of Tovuz. The Armenian Armed Forces retreated after incurred losses as a result of retaliatory actions by the Azerbaijani military.
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  1. Vladimir_ Voronov (Vladimir) 29 July 2020 16: 53
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    Libyan, Syrian, Greek, and now also Azerbaijan - all these are Turkish fronts, as soon as one of them begins to spill Turkey, all the rest become more active. Erdogan cannot fail to understand this, or can he ??? NATO will not fit in for it, because no one attacks Turkey.
    1. Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 29 July 2020 17: 01
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      There is no one and nothing to fit in. Low morale of soldiers, problems with aviation and other things. If the Turks screw up with their second after the United States army (and they screw up), then the rest of them have nothing to do there. And in Libya against the Turks, NATO members - France and Greece.
    2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 1 August 2020 18: 03
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      Hardly anyone will seriously huddle Turkey, a NATO country, an army in second position and is combat-ready. And if there is a motivation for war, many will break their horns ... Turkey is a refuge for millions of Arabs, and there are a lot of young people, tens, if not hundreds of thousands of fighters will be able to summon mullahs to jihad ... Pandora's box is still the same ... Therefore, it is better to have Turkey as allies, that such a policy should be pursued for a long time, but Russia's enemies did not allow ...
  2. Dmitry S. Offline
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 29 July 2020 18: 25
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    Against the background, to put it mildly, of the not particularly happy state of the Turkish economy and the problems with the depreciation of the lira, participation in so many foreign adventures looks ambiguous.
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      Lawyer (Olaf) 30 July 2020 06: 57
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      What are you hinting at?
      In general, sending a dozen helicopters and a hundred servants across the sea is not God only knows what a load on the Turkish budget.
      I know others who do not go anywhere in a much worse state of the monetary unit and the economy, which is kept solely on the export of timber, hemp, hides and wax.
      1. KARAKURT21 Offline
        KARAKURT21 (KARAKURT21) 30 July 2020 09: 19
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        Generally speaking, the Turkish economy is worse than the Russian one. And not a couple of hundred servants were deployed to Azerbaijan, but an 11-strong group.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 29 July 2020 21: 16
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    In fact, the Turks will win almost anyway if there is no big shooting.
    1) PR to the troops
    2) Strengthening ties with a neighbor
    3) Troop training
    4) PR technology
    5) PR for the president's policy.

    An ancient rule - train troops on foreign territory in small wars (skirmishes).
    1. Lawyer Offline
      Lawyer (Olaf) 30 July 2020 07: 00
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      Well, it is your compatriots who train their air forces in bombing hospitals in a foreign world, and the Turks and Azerbaijanis are practically one people.
      So their helicopters are there - it was expected.
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    Herman 4223 (Alexander) 30 July 2020 11: 37
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    Why is this window dressing from Turkey?
    If they openly start attacking Armenia, it will be an attack on the CSTO with all the ensuing consequences.
  5. General Black Offline
    General Black (Gennady) 30 July 2020 19: 41
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    It is difficult to be strong in several places. Somewhere the arrogance will be brought down.
    1. Lawyer Offline
      Lawyer (Olaf) 31 July 2020 07: 26
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      Applicable to RF.
      1. General Black Offline
        General Black (Gennady) 31 July 2020 20: 56
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        Well, how can it be without God's chosen Cossacks?
        1. Lawyer Offline
          Lawyer (Olaf) 1 August 2020 06: 21
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          Yes, we are just watching the events in the prehistoric homeland over morning coffee.
          I personally make comments about the States, I recently wrote about Sinaloa ...