Azerbaijani Navy facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAzərbaycan Hərbi Dəniz Qüvvələri
The Flag of the Azerbaijani Navy
|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 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.
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.
- 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
- U.S. Army War College Center for Strategic Leadership, Transformation of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, October 2008
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Azerbaijani Navy personnel during a military parade in Baku.
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