Tests and trials have started in Azerbaijan, aimed at testing out a newly-developed sniper rifle. The 12.7 x 108 mm cartridge used by the new ST-12.7 rifle as it is called, has an effective range of 1,600 metres and is used to target personnel, as well as light armoured vehiclesContinue Reading

The Azeri Armed Forces have sealed a deal with their Belorussian counterparts for the purchase of numerous high-technology artillery guiding system. The new equipment was apparently used during the latest military exercises in mid-March, with no further news on the performance. It was displayed during the IDEX 2019 Arms exhibitionContinue Reading

A series of locally-produced military equipment types were exhibited at the Baghramyan training ground in Armenia in presence of high-level military officials, including the Military Chieff of Staff Artak Davtyan. The local defence industry in Armenia remains largely unknown, with little information provided to outside sources, nonetheless, recent developments showContinue Reading

Turkish defence contractor Target Group has granted production rights to several companies in Azerbaijan for the production of automated target systems to be used by the country’s military. The target system includes pop-up and pop-out targets managed by the location of miss and hit (LOMAH) software system, used to collectContinue Reading

Armenia and Azerbaijan were present as active participants at the IDEX-2019 International Defence Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. The event is taking place between 17-21 February  with  over 1.000 companies from over 50 countries exhibiting and promoting products destined for the defence sector. Participating inContinue Reading

Bilateral  cooperation between Armenia and Poland in the defence field has experienced an increase in the last several years. Polish Defence firm Lubawa, with over 60 years of experience in military equipment production, inaugurated its filial in Armenia several years ago, and has sealed several deals with the Armenian securityContinue Reading

On 01 February news got out about a signing of a deal for Moscow to sell Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets  to Yerevan after a series of negotiations that started last year. According to the new deal, Russian Irkut Corporation will supply Armenia with Su-30CM , which are considered 4th generationContinue Reading

Little is known about the defence industry in Armenia. Local private, public and semi-public  companies that produce, investigate, test out products destined for the Armenian Armed Forces tend to be quite conservative in regard to public announcements, however, the industry seems to be very active and booming. Compared with Azerbaijan’sContinue Reading

According to official news, A joint venture between Azeri and Israeli companies has given way to the opening of a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV o commenly known as “drones”) in Azerbaijan. The event took place last week and the training centre is expected to start its activity this year.Continue Reading