On 21 June, Azerbaijan’s defence minister, Zakir Hasanov, gave an exclusive interview highlighting the country’s military modernisation programme during the past seven years. Full interview provided by Azeri CBC   The highlights of the interview below: “today, 80% of Azerbaijan’s army consists of professionals (officers, commanders, etc.), 10% are civilians,Continue Reading

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

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 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

The ceasefire of 1994 was a turning point in the conflict over Nagorno Karabakh. After years of war, a trilateral ceasefire agreement was signed between the interested parties by the Ministers of Defence of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabakh. Footage from negotiations: Representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabakh and RussiaContinue Reading

On 01 February news got out about a signing of a deal for Moscow to sell Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets  to Yerevan after a series of negotiations that started last year. According to the new deal, Russian Irkut Corporation will supply Armenia with Su-30CM , which are considered 4th generationContinue Reading

Russian troops stationed in Armenia have started drills and training for the 2019 international ArMY-2019  (officially in Russian АрМИ-2019) military  games. The training is being conducted on the Kamkhud and Alagyaz training grounds, both are high altitude areas on Armenia’s highest mountain, Aragats. Both areas have long been used for militaryContinue Reading

According to inside information in the Kremlin, Moscow will not sell “Bal” missile systems to Azerbaijan. This information was first made public through the Russian daily Komersant on 05 December. One of the reasons for the change in policy appears to be that the missile systems have the potential to  shift theContinue Reading

Russian 102nd military base in Gyumri, Armenia conducts live-fire exercises involving combat helicopters and armoured vehicles, so was the official news brief from the Russian Ministry of Defence on 19 January 2018. The objective of the drills are locating, targeting and firing on decoy “enemy” targets in difficult weather conditions.More than 40Continue Reading