Azerbaijan is going to replace their AK inventory with locally produced IMI Tavor rifles. This is part of a $1.6 billion arms deal with Israel, which includes the purchase of a fleet of Israeli-manufactured drones.
About six months ago the Azerbaijan Ministry of Defense Industry announced they were licensing the AK-10x platform from Izhmash and would produce their own variant locally called the Khazri Assault Rifle. The loss of that deal may have contributed to Izhmash’s recent bankruptcy.
[ Many thanks to Danny for emailing us the link. ]