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|Azərbaycan Hərbi Dəniz Qüvvələri|
|Active||October 9, 1991 - present|
|Role||Naval warfare and coastal defence (coast guard)|
|Size||5,000 military personnel and 25 ships|
|Anniversaries||June 26, 1918 (first founding); October 9, 1991 (second founding)|
|Vice Admiral Shahin Sultanov|
The Azerbaijan Navy (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Hərbi Dəniz Qüvvələri) is the navy of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces operating in the Caspian Sea.
The origin of the current organization goes back to June 26, 1918, when the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic which became independent in 1918, after the collapse of the Russian Empire, formed its first navy. After the second independence of Azerbaijan in 1991, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Azerbaijani Navy was formed out of the former Soviet Navy in the Azerbaijani SSR.
Strength[change | change source]
The navy has about 5,000 military personnel in sixteen units. These include the Caspian Sea fleet and a border coast guard. The fleet is made up of 1 Petya class frigate, 2 OSA-II-Class and 5 Stenka Class patrol boats, 2 Sonya Class and 5 Yevgenya Class minesweepers (for removing mines), 6 landing craft (ships that can land on the coast), 2 landing cutters (patrol boats that can land on the coast), 1 special purposes warship and 1 special purposes cutter.
Related pages[change | change source]
- Military history of Azerbaijan
- Azerbaijani Armed Forces
- Azerbaijani Land Force
- Azerbaijani Air Force
- Azerbaijani National Guard
- Internal Troops of Azerbaijan
- State Border Service of Azerbaijan
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official site of Ministry of Defence Industry of Azerbaijan Republic
- Azerbaijani Army being reformed according to NATO standards Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine
- U.S. Army War College Center for Strategic Leadership, Transformation of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, October 2008
- Official YouTube Channel of Azerbaijani Soldier program