According to an official notification from Nagorno Karabakh Defence officials, an Armenian soldier was wounded today on northeastern segment of the line-of-contact. The incident was reported to have happened at 15.15h on 29 November and was official announced at 18.47h local time, when serviceman Rafayel Azizyan received a gunshot woundContinue Reading

Source: Buzkurt, Abdullah, “Turkey planned military action against Armenia”, Nordic Monitor, 27 Nov 2019   *all opinions expressed are those of the original author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or stance of Nagorno Karabakh Observer.    Turkey planned a military operation against Armenia code-named ALTAY, according to a secret memoContinue Reading

In recent years, Azerbaijan has stepped up efforts to create a domestic arms industry, starting with standard military equipment to high-technology drone production. While the vast majority of its efforts appear to concentrate on the standard military equipment (Kevlar vests, helmets, camouflage systems, bunker designs, training modules and light UAV’sContinue Reading

On 26 November, some Armenian media outlets, apparently the first one being, reported on a military incursion by Azeri forces in northeastern Martakert region of Nagorno Karabakh. The report stated that two military units consisting of 14 and 20 troops respectivally, attempted a nocturnal raid on Armenian positions, andContinue Reading

On 28 November, Nagorno Karabakh Defence officials headed by minister Karen Abrahamyan received their Armenian counterpart, Artak Davtyan, in what is an official visit the northeastern and central segments of the line-of-contact to follow up on completed projects and undergoing renovation works carried out for the military. The visit coincidesContinue Reading

According to an official publication from the Azeri State Border Service (SBS), a shootout between drug smugglers and an SBS border guards (1, 2)took place on 23 November on the border with Iran, near the town of Bala Bahmanli. During the incident, border guards fired warning shots and gave outContinue 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

Sniper units of the Nakhichevan military along side Turkish instructors participated in a sniper training course. The event was concluded today and was conducted at several training areas in south western Nakhichevan near a major military base in the town of Julfa.  News of the event was revealed by theContinue Reading

On 6 November Nagorno Karabakh’s Defence minister, Karen Abrahamyan, visited a series of military installations along the northern segment of the line-of-contact (LOC).  A key part of the visit, as officially stated, was following up on renovation work at undisclosed military installations, which seek to improve the operational capacity ofContinue Reading

According to a press statement, Armenia will be receiving its batch of Su-30CM multi-purpose aircraft from Russia between December and February of 2020 according to the country’s Defence minister Davit Tonoyan. Initially four Su-30 aircraft have been anticipated with a possibility o fan additional 12, no further details were providedContinue Reading