The Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani: Az@rbaycan Silahli Qv@l@ri), were reestablished in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan concerning the Armed Forces. It was established on 9 October 1991. Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR), which had its own armed forces formed in June 1918, was disbanded after Azerbaijan became part of the Soviet Union and the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic on 28 April 1920. The Soviet Union was disintegrated in 1991-1992. After that, the armed forces were rebuilt using Soviet equipment and bases.
There are three types of armed forces: the Azerbaijani Land Forces and Azerbaijani Air and Air Defence Forces. The Azerbaijani Navy is the third.