On 14 December, a new head of the Ministry of Defence (called officially Defence Army) was assigned by Presential decree. The new Head of the Ministry, Major General Karen Abrahamyan is a native of Hadrut region, and has held several prominant positions within the military over the years such asContinue 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

News got out that on 18 January 2018 Armenian conscript Ernest Hovhannisyan was hospitalised due to a serious traumatic injury. An initial report from Armenia’s Defence Ministry stated that the conscript had caused a self-inflicted injury to himself. Unconfirmed reports mention he had fallen or was thrown, either intentionally orContinue 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

  On 14 December 2017 Armenia’s Ministry of Defence signed a contract $1,7  million contract with the Polish Defence conglomerate Lubawa Group for the production and posterior supply to Armenia of military grade equipment. Production will be carried out by Lubawa’s branch in Armenia with its headquarters located in Charentsavan.Continue 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

Between 3-8 December 2017, an Armenian delegation headed by Colonel Arthur Baghdasaryan, the head of Armenia’s Military Police paid an official visit to his Italian counterpart, head of the Carabinieri, Sabino Cavaliere. The visit took place within the framework of bilateral cooperation between the two ministries according to  Armenia’s DefenceContinue Reading

  Official within the Ministry of Defence in Stepanakert have announced plans for the construction of a new neighbourhood in the southern city of Hadrut. Newly-constructed residential flats in the neighbourhood will provide housing for Armenian officers with one, two and three room flats. The housing programme is carried outContinue 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

  Armenia’s Defense Minister Vigen Sargsyan received the Canadian Ambassador to Armenia John Ronald Cruise on 18 October 2017.  The meeting was aimed at discussing and furthering the prospects of cooperation between the two countries in defence field. Defense Minister Sargsyan and the ambassador also expressed readiness to examine theContinue Reading