Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov Group will be manufacturing AK-103 model rifles at a factory in Armenia. The manufacturer was awarded a 10 year contract back in 2018, and will start production of the rifles in July of this year inaugurating the opening of its factory. According to reports, the AK-103Continue Reading

This past week, Armenia received the most significant arms supply in years from its strategic partner Russia. The arms included an unspecified number of Tor 2M anti-air missile systems, at least five Osa anti-air missile vehicles and four Sukhoi Su-30 multi-purpose fighter jets. The overall value of the military hardware,Continue Reading

Today, news got out of a new arms aquisition by Armenia. The spokesperson for the country’s Defence Ministry, Artsrun Hovhannisyan,  published four pictures of a Tor M2KM anti-air defence system on Facebook being offloaded during nocturnal hours. News about the arms transfer was also picked up by Sputnik Armenia, whoContinue Reading

According to media reports by Azeri defence news monitor AzeriDefence, the country’s air force will be receiving ten new training aircraft from Pakistan. The deal, signed between the two sides in 2017, included the the purchase of ten two-seater, single-engine MFI-17 Mushshak training aircraft. The exact price of the dealContinue Reading

A few days ago on 04 December, Azeri Defence officials announced the transfer of excavators and tractors from Turkey to the Nakhichevani military garrison. Manufactured by the Turkish firm Hidromek, at least eight tracked and three wheeled heavy-duty excavators, two graders, two front-end loaders and three backhoe tractors were providedContinue 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 08 April, the Azeri Defence Ministry shared information on military exercises involving Mi-35 and Mi-24 gunships, and apparently Mi-8 transport helicopters. The exercises were conducted with live-fire munitions being fired at targets, aimed at strengthening air support tactics. Military authorities have expressed their satisfaction with the result of theContinue Reading

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

Turkish defence contractor Target Group has granted production rights to several companies in Azerbaijan for the production of automated target systems to be used by the country’s military. The target system includes pop-up and pop-out targets managed by the location of miss and hit (LOMAH) software system, used to collectContinue Reading

Bilateral  cooperation between Armenia and Poland in the defence field has experienced an increase in the last several years. Polish Defence firm Lubawa, with over 60 years of experience in military equipment production, inaugurated its filial in Armenia several years ago, and has sealed several deals with the Armenian securityContinue Reading