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

On 29 March, the Heads of state of Azerbaijan and Armenia, Ilham Aliyev and Nikol Pashinyan respectively,  meet for their first official meeting in Vienna under the auspices of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) organised by the Minsk  Group Co-Chairs Igor Papov, Andrew Schofer and StéphaneContinue Reading

On Thursday, 28 March 2019, the OSCE mission to the Caucasus conducted another ceasefire monitoring mission along the line-of-contact between the de facto Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan. According to authorities in Stepanakert (known by the Azeri side as Khankendi), the mission took place at military outposts just northwest of theContinue Reading

Military officials in Yerevan published a statement concerning a border skirmish incident on 26 March in the vicinity of a military outpost near the village of Berdavan. According to official news, an Azeri military unit had commenced engineering work to further their trench system closer to Armenian positions. Armenian troopsContinue Reading

On 25 March 2019, military authorities in Stepanakert announced the death of 21-year-old  serviceman Ara Arakelian at military base in northeastern Nagorno Karabakh’s Martakert region.  The cause of death is currently being investigated and has been officially announced as from “undetermined circumstances”. Coincidentally, on the same day, Allaz Alazov,  anContinue Reading

On 26 March, the Azeri Defence Ministry has reported the death of serviceman Allaz Allazov  from cross-border fire on the line-of-contact near the town of Fizuli in southern Nagorno Karabakh. According to the Armenian military news portal, Allazov was from the village of Yuxarı Salahlı in the region ofContinue Reading

On 18 March 2019, Azeri conscript Aqil Hümbetov was apparently killed on the line-of-contact in southeastern Nagorno Karabakh (southwestern Azerbaijan) near the village of Chojuk Merjanli.  Humbetov, a native of the village of Çay Qaraqoyunlu, in the Sheki region. According to Azeri media outlet, the information was provided byContinue Reading

Troops from the 5th Military Formation have conducted field exercises with special forces troops at an undisclosed, but commonly used  training ground in Armenia.  Official reports mention that the exercises are aimed at further developing the efficient and effective use of equipment in difficult terrain and weather conditions. The 5thContinue Reading

From 21-23 March, Azeri Defence Minister Zakir Hasanov paid an official visit to Pakistan, where he met up with his counterpart Pervez Khattak.  During the meeting, the two sides discussed developing further ties, particularly in the military-defence field. The event was initially made public during a meeting between Azerbaijan’s AmbassadorContinue Reading