The first official meeting: 13 August 2020 On 13 August, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar along with the commanders of Turkey’s military branches met with Azeri President Ilham Aliyev and Defence Minister Zakir Hasanov during the concluding events of joint military exercises, but one individual caught our attention, Turkish AirContinue Reading

Source:  “Russian Media Outlet Vz.ru: ‘The Azerbaijani Army Is Being Purged Of The Officers And Generals Who Started Their Career In The Soviet Union… Those Who Have Completed… Training In Turkey Are Placed In Key Positions – Turkish Advisers Are Placed Above Them’”, MEMRI, 10 December 2020 *all opinions expressedContinue Reading

Armenia Defence Ministry footage from 4 and 9 November, just before the end of the Second Karabakh War shows  coordination with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), very likely Russian-made Orlan-10, with artillery targeting Azeri units near Karintak-Shushi (also known as Shusha by the Azeri side). This appears to be the secondContinue Reading

Source: “Azerbaijani “unmanned” An-2 biplanes”, Scramble Dutch Aviation Society, 6 October 2020 *all opinions expressed are those of the original author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or stance of Nagorno Karabakh Observer.    The Russian website “The Reporter” (topcor.ru) provides a report about the use of locally modified An-2 biplanesContinue Reading

Nagorno Karabakh Observer does not endorse, confirm nor deny the content of official publications and is not responsible for the nature of its content.  Sources of information either in hyperlink or in parenthesis: e.g. (1, 2, 3) All times are local times Overview The deadliest clashes since the 2016 AprilContinue Reading

An Azeri unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was shot down yesterday, 21 April, on the line-of-contact (LoC) separating de facto Nagorno Karabakh (NK) and Azerbaijan according to an official statement by the Karabakh Defence Ministry. The latter published a statement six hours after the incident, in which they identified the UAVContinue Reading

Yesterday, 12 June, the Azeri Defence ministry reported on a near hit of one of its drones by Armenian anti-air defence missile over south eastern Nagorno Karabakh. The report stated that the Armenian side fired on an Azeri drone during a planned training flight with two OSA anti-air missiles.  GeospatialContinue Reading

In an official statement today, defence officials in Stepanakert stated that along the the line-of-contact an increase of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV’s, or drones) and military aircraft training flights, affirming that the latter ” often violate the established flight zones”. Continuing the statement, the authorities stated: “The Defence ministry ofContinue Reading

On 21 February 2019, military authorities in Azerbaijan announced the shooting-down of an Armenian  X-55 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). According to official news, the incident occurred in the vicinity of Aghdam, along the central part of the line-of-contact between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan.  Baku states that the UAV was onContinue Reading

The Azeri Armed Forces conducted life-fire artillery training today at an undisclosed military training facility according to the country’s Ministry of Defence. The exercises saw the deployment of artillery guns, self-propelled artillery, unguided and guided rockets as well as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), essentially drones being used for locating targets.Continue Reading