Azerbaijan's capital Baku hosts military parade, dedicated to the days of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces and the 20th anniversary of the restoration of independence. In the parade was the role of six thousand soldiers of the Armed Forces, and 400 pieces of military equipment and weapons systems, including about 50 units of modernized military combat vehicles, about 60 made and modernized in Azerbaijan kinds of guns, 14 armored personnel carriers, 35 attack helicopters, 22 combat, eight training aircraft, 28 ships, boats and other equipment.
Thus, the area in front of the stands, "Azadlig" held in Azerbaijan gained RF anti-aircraft missile system "S-300", mine conveyors type "Matador" and "Marauder" co-production of the Ministry of Defense Industry and Company "Paramount Group" (South Africa), the modern military Appliances Turkish, Israeli and Czech production and other armored vehicles.
Together with helicopter gunships and fighter planes for the first time demonstrated and unmanned aircraft of the Azerbaijani army.
In addition, the parade shows the types of small tools of local production — sniper rifles "Istiqlal", mortars type "Kommando" caliber 60 mm mortars and "Ashyrov-5" ("Pass-5") 82-mm.
Supreme Commander president Ilham Aliyev made a speech at a military parade. "The war in Karabakh is not over yet. Our municipal budget has increased by 16 times. Our military spending has increased by 20 times and are 2,582,959,470 manats ($ 3 billion 270 million) and it is not the limit. Present military spending Azerbaijan 50% greater than the entire municipal budget of Armenia. Military spending on their own terms will continue to occupy the first place in the budget of Azerbaijan until such time as Armenia does not free up the lands of Azerbaijan and this state is no peace agreement. Occupation of 20% of Azerbaijani countryside is a temporary phenomenon, and it can not go on forever.
I am one hundred percent sure though what method our territorial integrity will be restored. To do this, we need to be even stronger, "- said Aliyev.
President also spoke about social and economic reforms, which are held in Azerbaijan. He said that as a result of these reforms increased the standard of living of the population, "In Azerbaijan for soon created a million jobs. "
Note that the June 8, 2010 the National Assembly of Azerbaijan's military doctrine approved Azerbaijan, which is developed in accordance with the concept of state security, adopted in 2007. The doctrine says that Azerbaijan has the right, "using all means necessary, including military force, to free the occupied areas and restore territorial integrity." It should be noted that Azerbaijan does not exclude a military solution to the conflict, if it considers peaceful means exhausted. Recent talks between the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia, which took place in Kazan with the mediation of the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, have not led to the expected results.