Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov Group will be manufacturing AK-103 model rifles at a factory in Armenia. The manufacturer was awarded a 10 year contract back in 2018, and will start production of the rifles in July of this year inaugurating the opening of its factory. According to reports, the AK-103Continue Reading

Twenty-year-old Azeri serviceman, Taleh Shukurov, was reportedly killed today according to media report from pro-opposition Meydan TV. The report, based on information from Shukurov’s family, as well as the municipal head and military recruiting office of his native city Goytepe.  The area of incident was not released to the publicContinue Reading

According to an official statement from the Nagorno Karabakh (NK) Defence officials, more military installations were opened in the northeastern and central parts of the de facto territory. The installations will serve support troops in the rear-guard as well as other unspecified military units.  The content of the official statementContinue Reading

Today, the Organisation for Cooperation and Security in Europe’s (OSCE) Minsk Group conducted its first ceasefire monitoring mission on the heavily militarised line-of-contact (LoC) separating de facto Nagorno Karabakh (NK) and Azerbaijan. According to the NK Foreign Ministry, the monitoring took place at military positions northeast of Aghdam, on theContinue Reading

An undisclosed military unit within the 5th Army Corps carried out mortar training drills including practical hands-on and theoretical training aimed at further developing their skills.  The events were overseen by the high-ranking officers within the military unit. Mortars have been an important part of the arsenals of both sidesContinue Reading

During this last week of December Azeri border guards, offically called the State Border Service(SBS), took up new assignments on the Azeri-Armenian border, more precisely near the towns of Agstafa and Qazax. The head of the SBS Elchin Guliyev paid a visit to his troops, who, although are not membersContinue Reading

Earlier this month, representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia commemorated the downing of a U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft in Armenian soil in 1958 near the village of Sasnashen 40 km northwest of the capital. The event, very few today have heard of, has yet to be buriedContinue Reading

On 01 October of this year, the military authorities of Azerbaijan will conduct the autumn military draft, one of four annually taking place(January, April, July and October). Azeri President Ilham Aliyev signed the order on 05 September 2017, which will see all male citizens 18 years of age and withinContinue Reading

Source: Goldberg, Carey, “Moscow Sees War Threat if Outsiders Act in Karabakh”, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 1992 *all opinions expressed are those of the original author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or stance of Nagorno Karabakh Observer.    MOSCOW — The military commander in chief of the Commonwealth ofContinue Reading