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Azerbaijani artillery using Israeli ELM-2084 as counter-fire radar

A still from a video shows an ELM-2084 radar being deployed during an Azerbaijani artillery exercise. (Azerbaijan Ministry of Defence)

The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed its land forces are using a smaller version of the Israeli-made ELM-2084 multimission radar to support artillery units.

An Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Elta ELM-2084 was seen clearly in a video released by the MoD on 16 May to show an artillery exercise involving 2S19 Msta-S self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) and 2A36 Giatsint-B towed guns.

Azerbaijan was already known to have an ELM-2084 as one was seen in a video the MoD released in April 2020 showing the radar with the IAI Barak-8 air-defence system deployed north of Baku.

A smaller ELM-2084 was probably glimpsed in television coverage of a visit that President Ilham Aliyev made to a new base in Beylagan in February 2019. A statement released by the president's office said he was shown a “universal radar complex” that is used to support artillery units and monitor enemy fire.

The president was also shown what was identified as the R-010SC command vehicle, which is based on a Plasan SandCat light armoured vehicle, and an Aeronautics Orbiter-2B unmanned aerial vehicle, a type also seen in the latest artillery exercise.

For more information on the ELM-2084, please see EL/M-2084 MMR series .

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