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

From 8-10 July 2017, military drills by in Nagorno Karabakh are underway, conducted by the country’s armed forces. The drills are a continuation of a series of  military exercises to develop the defensive capacity of the Armenian forces even further. This time, the drills (at an unspecified location) simulated aContinue 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

On 7 July 2017, Azeri Defence Minister Zakir Hasanov officially paid a visit to the line of contact with Nagorno Karabakh. His visit included the village of Alkhanlu, site of numerous artillery and rocket exchanges between the two sides in recent days.  His visit is aimed at raising the moraleContinue Reading

  Armenian military cameras on the line of contact between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan filmed Azeri TR 107 rocket’s being fired at Armenian positions. The TR 107’s were fired from the village of Alkhanlku in south western Azerbaijan, on the outskirts of the village.   Village of Alkhanli, Azerbaijan showingContinue Reading

On the 28 June,  Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted a bill to the nations legislative body, the Duma, for its ratification. The bill not surprisingly contained plans for the creation of a joint Russian-Armenian military unit and its subsequent development into further units at future dates.  This is just oneContinue 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