In Baku, they spoke about the losses of manned aircraft during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. As local media reports, Azerbaijan Air Force lost one combat aircraft.
according to the publication, from the very beginning of the military conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Azerbaijani Air Force used Su-25 attack aircraft, destroying not only armored vehicles, artillery and enemy personnel, but also modern air defense systems, purchased by Armenia before the conflict.
During the conflict with 27 September 9 November 2020 Air Force lost only one Su-25, wrecked Armenian air defense 4 October 2020 years under Jabrayil. Colonel Zaur Nudiraliev, who piloted the attack aircraft, died.
4 October Zaur Nudiraliyev in his SU-25 approached the target assigned to him in the direction of Jebrail. At this moment, the central command post received information about the actions of enemy air defense systems. (…) At this time, Zaur Nudiraliyev had already hit his target and was returning back. After that, he stopped communicating.. His plane has already been shot down. Despite his injury, the colonel could still catapult. But he didn't do it, to avoid capture. Sacrificing your life, he sent the plane to the area of the accumulation of enemy forces and equipment and died heroically
– Colonel-Lieutenant Elchin Mamedov told.
During the conflict, Air Force pilots made more than 600 sorties, destroying a large number of enemy equipment and personnel.
note, that the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan until mid-October denied the use of manned aviation in Nagorno-Karabakh, and the loss of an attack aircraft, the shot down Armenian air defense did not recognize until the end of the military conflict, calling it a fake of the Armenian media.