What lies behind the military exercises conducted by Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabakh and Armenia and why does each one publish the kinds of information on this matter that it publishes? Considering the official publications of the respective defence ministries of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh, and considering the particular circumstances andContinue Reading

On 03 September 2018, the Monte Melkonian Military Academy in Armenia marked the graduation of over 40 formed officiers. The officers will be eventually stationed in the country’s numerous military bases, while some will continue in post-graduate programmes for further formation, adquiring diverse expertise in a particular field. Armenia’s DefenceContinue Reading

December 16 saw the signing of a new agreement between Yerevan and Moscow for a $100 million loan aimed at Armenia’s defence sector. The loan will be used between 2018-2022, with a 15-year reimbursement time with a 3% annual interest rate. The agreement specifies that Yerevan can purchase military equipmentContinue Reading

  The 102nd  Russian military base in Armenia started what it officially announced as “tactical and special training exercises” within Armenia’s territory.  The participants in the three-day event include units from the motor rifle division, tank and artillery, as well as air defence, reconnaissance and engineering units. The drills areContinue Reading

SOURCE: Prague Daily Monitor 29 September 2017 The Czech arms which recently appeared in a video promotion of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces may have reached the country across Israel, the daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) writes on Wednesday. The Bulgarian server Trud.bg speculates that disassembled weapons may have been transported into IsraelContinue 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