Armenian serviceman Seyran Sargsyan was killed by Azeri fire in the southeastern  region of Hadrut in Nagorno Karabakh on 28 September 2017. The incident occurred at around 15.00 hours during a shootout at a military outpost. Sargsyan, a native of Teghut village (Tavush province, Armenia) was 19-years-old, had started militaryContinue Reading

Azerbaijan has commenced large-scale military exercises today, 18 of September 2017, which will continue until 22 September. The number of troops mobilised in this years exercise is quite smaller than previous years and stands at 15.000, with around 150 tanks and armoured vehicles, 120 different artillery and self-propelled artillery systemsContinue 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 11 September 2017 Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman received his Azeri counterpart, General Zakir Hasanov, in what was the first official visit of Azerbaijan’s Defence Minister to the country. Although the Israeli Defence Ministry has yet to officially comment on the visit, Azerbaijan’s Defence authorities released a brief statement, mentioning that during theContinue 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

“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

As announced beforehand, on 04 September 2017, Armenia’s Defence Minister Vigen Sargsyan (with no relation to President Sargsyan) paid an official visit to the Peoples Republic of China, where he met with the country’s Defence Minister, Chang Wanquan. The two sides signed and concluded a bilateral agreement for  $1,5 millionContinue Reading

The Armenian leader paid an official visit to the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, called Republic of Artsakh after the referendum of 2017 on 01 September 2017. President Sargsyan’s visit came on the 26th anniversary of Stepanakert’s declaration of independence in 1991 during a full-scale war with neighbouring Azerbaijan.  Sargsyan metContinue Reading