At the end of September of this year, Armenian Defence Minister Vigen Sargsyan held talks with Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Security and Eastern Affairs Bartosz Cichocki. Armenian-Polish cooperation in defence matters and Armenia’s military-industrial development were discussed at the talks. Cichocki highlighted to journalists that Warsaw has offeredContinue Reading

Armenia’s Ministry of Defence recently received large quantities of radio communication equipment, including produced by the Russian conglomerate Sozvezdie. The communication systems acquired, which include R168 100 series and 54 series, are rated as one of the highest quality in the world, with unique encoding technology, which complicate the taskContinue Reading

“The ability to conduct [military] operations in a nocturnal setting is very important, but a general modernisation programme even more so…”, thus spoke Armenia’s Deputy Defence Minister Davit Pakhchanian in an exclusive interview to local press. Pakhchanian spoke about new the new perspectives of Armenia’s growing defence industry, including futureContinue Reading

Since late November of 2016, there has been much talk about whether or not creating a joint Russian-Armenian military unit would be viable. As of today, 19 July 2017, the Armenian Government has given its positive feedback regarding the deal, essentially waiting for Parliament to endorse it. Some have criticizedContinue Reading

Lvov’s Aircraft Repair Factory in Western Ukraine approved the final statement on several Azeri MiG-29’s it had been repairing.The state-owned factory, the biggest of its kind in the Ukraine and eastern Europe, had received the batch of aircraft from Azerbaijan earlier this year. The factory specialises in repairing and renovating old aircraft,Continue Reading

Yet another batch of Russian armament arrives in Azerbaijani ports, this time consisting of armament. This comes as yet another destabilising development for the Nagorno Karabakh contention and regional stability. On 24 June, Moscow delivered the 9M123 Khrizantema anti-tank rocket and its corresponding firing system to the Azeri side. While onContinue Reading

At the beginning of July 2017, South African defence firm Paramount renewed contracts with Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defence for a new batch (unspecified amount) of the Marauder armoured personnel carriers.  These mine resistant vehicles will be an addition to a previous supply of vehicles from the same firm contracts dating backContinue Reading

More Russian arms reach Azerbaijan as part of an arms deal signed off in 2010 worth $5 billion. At the end of June 2017 around 12  9K123 Khrizantema (Rus. Хризантема) armoured vehicles carrying guided anti-tank missiles were loaded off a special cargo ship on the Caspian. Similar arms and weaponContinue Reading

Source: “Armenia Claims Its Military Produces Drones”, RFERL, 21 June 2011 *all opinions expressed are those of the original author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or stance of Nagorno Karabakh Observer.    YEREVAN — Armenian officials say they are manufacturing and supplying the country’s military with unmanned aircraft, or drones,Continue Reading