A series of preparation drills took place at a military base in the northeastern part of Nagorno Karabakh, in the region locally known as Martakert. The drills, according to official sources, involved the exhibition of military methods and techniques, the general exchange of ideas in what was characterised as a “continuous perfection” of the military’s capabilities
Participating in the drills were officers and non-commissioned officiers from the Central militry district, as well as other bases. The Defence head himself, Gen Karen Abrahamyan, was also present along with his deputies.
While no exact details as to what was displayed in terms of military hardware and methods, one official photo did show a Russian-produced Kord 12.7 mm long-range machine gun, readily used in positions along the line-of-contact with Azerbaijan.