Azerbaijan is considering buying Israel’s Arrow-3 missile defense system amid tensions with Iran, according to Israel Hayom newspaper. The move would be a major step in typically quiet Israel-Azerbaijan defense ties.
Azerbaijan’s government began stopping, fining and in at least two cases detaining Iranian vehicles transiting its territory. Tehran accused Azerbaijan of hosting Israeli military forces – a charge Baku denies – and launched a buildup of its own forces on its mutual border with Azerbaijan.
The Trilateral Defence Ministerial of the Azerbaijani, Turkish and Georgian Ministers has officially opened in Kakheti.
Within the framework of the ministerial, Georgian Defense Minister Juansher Burchuladze has conducted meetings with his Turkish and Azerbaijani colleagues. They have signed a joint protocol at the ministerial.
Turkish Foreign Minister urged for the support of Georgia and Ukraine at the Warsaw Security Forum. Mevlut Cavusoglu stressed that the Black Sea region is one of the key regions for Euro-Atlantic security. Therefore, the military expansion of forces in the Black Sea region needs constant attention from NATO.
Joint U.S.-Israeli Arrow 3 exoatmospheric hypersonic anti-ballistic missile