According to open sources, news has emerged of a death  in the  Azeri Armed Forces. The death occurred back in July of this year while a second incident took place at the beginning of  September 2018. On 22 July 2018,  Ferid Shabanov was killed by Armenian fire at aContinue Reading

The days of September started with losses of servicemen in both Armenia and Azerbaijan. On 03 September 2018, a member of Azerbaijan’s border guards, Elennur Suleymanov (born 1994),  was accidentally killed by a Georgian lorry driver at the Georgia-Azerbaijan border post between Şıxlı (Azerbaijan) and Kirach Mughanlu (Georgia) when theContinue Reading

On 19 January 2018, media outlets started publishing the first photos on an Russian arms transfer of BTR-80 armoured personnel carriers and other military equipment to Azerbaijan. On the same day, Azerbaijan’s Defence Ministry published its news brief on the transfer, stating that military equipment has been received and will beContinue Reading

The Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan met in Krakow, Poland on 18 January 2018. The meeting was organised by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs and was reportedly behind closed doors, although photos of the meeting were made public. What exactly was discussed during the meeting remains unknown, however speculationContinue Reading

A criminal case has been started by Nagorno Karabakh judicial officials against captured Azeri soldier Elnur Huseynzade. The latter was captured by Armenian forces in February of 2017 during a small-scale military operation near the north-western village of Talish. The Karabakh Defence Army reported that the captured was a member of anContinue Reading

The second week of January saw the detention and subsequent deportation of Russian scientist Dmitri Chulkov by Azeri authorities. The incident occurred on 05 January 2018, when Chulkov set off on a hike near the nature preserve surrounding lake Göygöl in western Azerbaijan . According to military police who detainedContinue Reading

On 13 January, a group of religious leaders and Shia community members organised a pro-Iran protest in the midst of the ongoing internal unrest in Iran. The protesters, mainly men, chanted pro-Iran slogans and expressed their support for the theocratic government in Tehran. One protester expressed “Khamenei is not onlyContinue Reading

  A recent investigation by private sources in Azerbaijan reveal that at least 59 Azeri servicemen were killed in the year 2017.  Although information on military deaths remains a state secret, an analysis of social networks and personal interviews revealed that at least 19 of these were killed in combat,Continue Reading

Azerbaijan seeks to develop its own combat unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) after Israeli company revokes license. Minster of Azeri Defense Industry, Yaver Camalov reportedly briefed reporters on the issue this week. In his words, the new programme is aimed at developing “kamikaze” UAV’s, similar to the Israeli-produced Harop used againstContinue Reading

Azeri military units conducted training exercises on aimed at building a NATO-type capacity within the framework of the organisation’s Operational Capabilities Concept. News on the event was published by the Azeri Defence Ministry, which highlighted that the drills included combat and communication (particularly English language communication during such events) coordination carried outContinue Reading

  Armenian positions on the line of contact near the village of Madaghis in  north eastern Artsakh were fired upon today by Azeri armed forces. During the ceasefire violation, Azeri troops fired an Israeli-produced Spike missile and five grenade-launched grenades at an Armenian outpost. Military authorities in Stepanakert released a photo of the remnantsContinue Reading

  The location of Azerbaijan’s S-300s remained unknown for some time. It was assumed that they would be located near Baku to protect the Azerbaijani capital, along with its oil and military infrastructure from possible Armenian missiles in the case of all-out war. Experts also highlighted the fact that theContinue Reading