Armenia was against the delivery of the multiple rocket launcher systems.
President Ilham Aliyev has taken a look at the Palanez multiple rocket launcher systems, accepted for service by the Azerbaijani army, Interfax reports.
On Monday, I.Aliyev took part in the opening of the military unit of the Missile Forces of the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan. In the photographs published on the president's website, it can be seen that, among other things, the Palanez multiple rocket launcher systems were demonstrated to him.
Earlier, the Russian newspaper Kommersant, citing a source close to the Belarusian Defense Ministry, reported that Baku could start buying Palanez from Minsk in 2018.
According to the publication, the first contract involved the transfer of 10 sets of the multiple rocket launcher systems (these are rockets, transport-charging machines, control stations, radar stations, etc.).
One of the military-industrial sources of the newspaper claimed that Azerbaijan had long been considering the Belarusian military industrial complex "for price reasons."
In 2017, the Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan, Zakir Hasanov, paid an official visit to Minsk, familiarizing himself, among other things, with the capabilities of the Belarusian defense industry. In the photos from this event, the Minister of Defense was seen next to a Palanez.
The State Committee for Trade and Industry of Belarus did not comment on the delivery of the Palanez multiple rocket launcher systems to Azerbaijan, citing confidentiality of contracts within the framework of military-technical cooperation. "We do not comment on this information," – the representative of the State Committee for Trade and Industry said.
We remind that Armenia was against the delivery of the multiple rocket launcher systems.