“The Azerbaijani army is in permanent combat readiness because of the unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Armenia. Since the beginning of the 2000s, Azerbaijan has increased its military budget by 20 times. Baku purchases arms of Russian, Israeli and Turkish production” reads the report titled “The Azerbaijani Army: The richest in the region”.
“In the Global Firepower ranking, Azerbaijan ranks 60th, ahead of Armenia by 34 positions. Over the past 15 years, the Azerbaijani army has made a huge leap. The country’s defense spending amounted to $ 160 million in 2003 and $ 3.7 billion in 2013” notes Russia Today.