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20.02.2014 09:40

Azerbaijan in talks with Turkey to purchase FNSS Samur AAAB Armored Amphibious Assault Bridge

Azerbaijan and Turkey are holding talks onSamur (AAAB Armored Amphibious Assault Bridge) mobile offensive floating bridges produced byTurkish FNSS Company. Head of the International Cooperation Department of the Under-Secretariat for Turkish Defense Industry, Yakup Tashdelen said; "negotiations are already underway to sell Azerbaijan the mentioned system."

"This bridge system is used today by the Turkish army. Azerbaijan's army has expressed interest in purchasing this system," Tashdelen noted.

TheAAAB System is a bridge and ferry system designed for Turkish Armed Forces' fast and safe transport through the rivers in the battlefield. The vehicle is designed and manufactured by theTurkish Company FNSS. As nationally designed and developed amphibious bridge system in Turkey, the AAAB system has some additional specifications among its kind. It can carry 4 ramps on a single system.

He also said Turkey is interested to sell various systems to Azerbaijan in the sphere of defense and other related industries.

"Turkey offered Azerbaijan a number of security systems, armored vehicles from Otokar and missile systems Roketsan," he noted. "Negotiations are being conducted over the issue of Azerbaijan's assignment of Information System of tactical defense Selsan in the future which enables maintaining video connections between different levels. Furthermore, Azerbaijan is interested in national Atak helicopters from the Tai company, testing of which was recently completed."

Azerbaijan is strengthening its military power and defense capabilities year by year. The establishment of the Ministry of Defense Industry has been instrumental in strengthening the defense capabilities of the country.

The defense products output in Azerbaijan surged by more than eight-fold during 2005-2013. The country's defense industry ministry has started the mass production of a variety of munitions in recent years.

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