Ilham Aliyev inaugurated rocket-propelled grenade launcher ammunition plant in Shirvan

23 june 2017, 11:40

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev has attended the opening of a plant that will produce ammunition for the rocket-propelled grenade launcher (RPG) in the city of Shirvan. The plant of “Sharg” Production Union of the Ministry of Defense Industry will produce four types of ammunition for RPG-7V2.

Minister of Defense Industry Yavar Jamalov informed the head of state about the plant.

President Ilham Aliyev pressed the button to launch the plant.

The plant has 10 production units, including automated mechanical processing, thermal processing, chemical grinding, explosives pressing, assembly sites, and an express laboratory. The plant features 45 types of modern equipment made in Germany, the USA, France, Netherlands, Italy, Bulgaria, Austria, Turkey, Ukraine and Taiwan.

The factory created 170 new jobs, with all employees trained by foreign specialists. The staff members dealing with explosives attended special training to receive certificates. The production capacity of the plant in a single shift mode is 20,000 units of ammunition, which is enough to meet the demand of security and military services.

The head of state wished the staff of the plant success.