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16.08.2013 15:06

Azerbaijan State Border Service holds field firing exercises

Baku. Ramil Mammadli APA. The State Border Service (SBS) has held field firing exercises on the theme of Preventing a group of enemies attacks on the territory of Azerbaijan Republic and rendering harmless terrorist-subversive groups.
SBS told APA that quick reaction units, combat helicopters, modern armored vehicles, artillery and anti-aircraft artillery complexes were involved in the exercises. During the exercises, the terrorist-subversive group of the simulated enemy, which violated the border, was rendered harmless by transiting border troops, personnel of commandants office, frontier post and special-purpose unit. Live force of the simulated enemy that attacked to support the terrorist-subversive group was rendered harmless by remote fires opened by SBS Aviation Unit. The second terrorist-subversive group, which violated the border of the conventional enemy, was annihilated by special-purpose forces. Moreover, armored vehicles and anti-aircraft complexes deployed by the simulated enemy through helicopters were rendered harmless by air-portable anti-aircraft missile complexes. The search operations and evacuation of the wounded people were successfully carried out with the help of specially-trained dogs and modern detectors.

Anti-aircraft artillery, machine guns and various missiles were successfully fired from, the staff demonstrated firm discipline, high professionalism and combat readiness.

The exercises were highly appreciated by first Deputy Prime Minister Yagub Eyyubov and chief of the State Border Service, Commander of Border Troops Lieutenant-General Elchin Guliyev, it was underlined that Azerbaijan's Border Security staff is always ready to fulfill every combat task given by President, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev.

At the end of the exercises distinguished servicemen were awarded.

The exercises were held on August 13-14.

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