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Azerbaijan Ground Forces Order of Battle

The Army in 2004 was organized into four Corps Headquarters that are geographically distributed across the country. The principal ground combat formation was the motor rifle brigade, with the former Soviet army and division structure being eliminated in favor of this smaller and more manageable combat formation. The Army had a mix of brigades that includes 19 motor rifle brigades, an air assault brigade and two mountain infantry regiments, which appear likely be restructured as brigades. One and possibly two of the motor rifle brigades are responsible for peacekeeping duties and should be trained and outfitted accordingly.

The continuing threat of renewed conflict over Mountainous Karabakh means that many of the army's combat brigades remain deployed in the zone around the enclave and along the Armenian border. The Army also has the largest concentration of conscript soldiers that serve 18-months on active service, while conscripts with university education serve 12 months.

By 2007 the Army of Azerbaijan consisted of five army corps. The First, Second, and Third corps were concentrated against Nagorno-Karabakh, although part of the Second corps is deployed on the Azeri-Iranian border. The Fourth (Baku) corps covered the capital city and the shoreline; the Fifth corps is based at Nakhichevani.

Azerbaijan Army HQ

U/I Artillery Brigade
U/I MRL Artillery Brigade
U/I Anti-tank Regiment

1st Army Corps

Ganja Army Corpsnear Ganja
1st Motor Rifle Brigade
3rd Motor Rifle Brigade
9th Motor Rifle Brigade
10th Motor Rifle Brigade
15th Motor Rifle Brigade
17th Motor Rifle Brigade

2nd Army Corps

concentrated against Armenian controlled territories, with part deployed on the Azerbaijan-Iranian border
2nd Motor Rifle Brigade
4th Motor Rifle Brigade
6th Motor Rifle Brigade
8th Motor Rifle Brigade
18th Motor Rifle Brigade

3rd Army Corps

concentrated against Armenian controlled territories
7th Motor Rifle Brigade
11th Motor Rifle Brigade
12th Motor Rifle Brigade
16th Motor Rifle Brigade
19th Motor Rifle Brigade

4th Army Corps

Baku Army CorpsAbsheron and the coast
U/I Motor Rifle Brigade
U/I Motor Rifle Brigade
U/I Motor Rifle Brigade

5th Army Corps

Nakhchivan Army CorpsNakhichevan
U/I Motor Rifle Brigade
U/I Motor Rifle Brigade
U/I Motor Rifle Brigade

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