In the last two days, I am seeing Azerbaijan is effectively using drones against Armenia.
Which country made these drones?
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Let’s start with what we know. The most recent edition of the Drone Databook that was compiled by Bard College’s Center for the Study of the Drone says Azerbaijan has eight different types of drones, all acquired from Israel. These include the Aerostar, Orbiter 1K and Orbiter 3 from Aeronautics.
FWIW, Israel pretty much invented battlefield UAVs as we know them, 20-30 yrs ago. There had been others, before, but they were either target drones or prohibitively expensive.
There's no official information yet about what drones have been used in operations in the recent days. However,
There are reports from June:
Azerbaijan is planning to acquire scores of Turkish-made armed drones, the Azeri defense minister has said.
In July, Azerbaijan and Turkey conducted large military drills. It is not a secret that quite often, some equipment to stay in the host country after joint military drills end.
Additionally, Turkey's new battle tactics has proven extremely successful against Russia-made air defense systems and armored vehicles that Armenian army is equipped with. So it would be no surprise if Azerbaijan is interested.