In response to the recent statements by the de facto Nagorno Karabakh (NK) authorities about the construction of a third road into the territory, Azeri defence officials released a statement on 11 June, which stressed that as a result of “successful operations between 2016-2018” roads leading into Nagorno Karabakh fromContinue Reading

According to the latest information from the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, Armenia received 500 RPG-22 handheld anti-tank rockets from Bulgaria this past year. No details on the deal were made extensively clarified at the time of writing, and little is known about bilateral arms trade between the twoContinue Reading

On 22 October,  Armenian and Azeri Defence ministers, Davit Tonoyan and Zakir Hasanov, meet their Chinese counterpart, Wei Fenghe, during their official visit to China for the 9th Beijing Xiangshan Forum. The event is held every one to two years and is aimed at strengthening cooperation and security between members ofContinue Reading

Armenian Defence minister Artak Davatyan and the head of Azerbaijan’s State Border Service (SBS), Elchin Guliyev, apparently visited military outposts and installations in the same area, possibly within hours of each other. This comes amid heightened tensions between the two sides, not so much on the Nagorno Karabakh front, butContinue Reading

Azerbaijan’s Defence minister Gen Zakir Hasanov visited the villages in the southwest of the country last week, just kilometres from the line-of-contact and the Iranian border.  Hasanov visited the village’s memorial to servicemen killed during the April clashes of 2016, special attention from Azeri official media was put on theContinue Reading

On Monday, the new Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) Secretary General candidate from Belarus, Major General Stanislav Zas, visited Yerevan where he was received by the country’s foreign minister Zohrab Mnatsakanian. Zas, who is the current head of Belarus’ Security Council is set to take over the vacant position of Continue Reading

Armenian military police departed for Bulgaria to participate in annual drills aimed at improving skills, experience and exchanging methods and techniques among counterparts from different countries. The participants from Armenia include a platoon of  military police from a peacekeeping unit headed by Colonel Artur Baghdasarian, head of the delegation. TheContinue Reading

Official reports from military authorities in Yerevan today brought about news on live-fire drills with the participation of armoured units from the 1st Army Corps.  The drills are aimed at “furthering the skills of servicemen in the field”, as well as developing areas of the areas of expertise of theContinue 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