A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has opened up the possibility of Azerbaijan co-operating on the Pegasus 120 multirotor UAV made by the Israeli company Aeronautics, although it represents a statement of intent, not a signed contract, Jane’s has learnt.
The information clarifies an 11 July announcement by Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defence Industry, which stated that Deputy Defence Minister Yahya Musayev and Aeronautics chairman Yedida Yaari had signed an MOU for Azad Systems to jointly produce new types of UAVs in the Central Asian country.
Azad Systems already makes Aeronautics’ Orbiter family of UAVs for Azerbaijan’s armed forces, including the Orbiter 1K loitering munition, which it calls the Zarba.
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