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Encyclopedia > Military of Armenia
Armed Forces of Armenia
Military Branches
Army Air Force
Air Defense Border Guard
Military manpower
Military age 18-27 years of age for compulsory military service, conscript service obligation - 12 months; 18 years of age for voluntary military service (May 2004)
Availability males age 15–49: 812,140 (2004 est.)
Fit for military service males age 15–49: 650,000 (2004 est.)
Reaching military age annually males: 31,926 (2004 est.)
Active troops 60,000 (Ranked 60th)
Military expenditures
Amount $162 million (FY05) ($265 million proposed for 2007)[4]
Percent of GDP 6.4% (FY05)
Armenian Armed Forces Emblem

The Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia represents the Army, Air Force and the Air Defense. It was partially formed out of the former Soviet forces stationed in the Armenian SSR. The Commander-in-Chief of the military is the President of Armenia, currently Robert Kocharian. The Ministry of Defense is in charge of political leadership, currently headed by Serzh Sargsyan, while military command remains in the hands of the General Staff, headed by the Chief of Staff, who is currently Colonel-General Mikael Harutiunian. Armenia established a Ministry of Defense on 28 January 1992. Border guards subject to the Ministry patrol Armenia's borders with Georgia and Azerbaijan, while Russian troops continue to monitor its borders with Iran and Turkey. Since 1992, Armenia has been a member of CSTO, which acts as another deterrent to Azeri military intervention over Nagorno-Karabakh. Image File history File links Coat_of_Arms_of_Armenia. ... Light armor in the Armenian army is complemented with several variants which serve in both ground attack and air defense roles. ... 1 helicopter 2 fucked plane and sheeted aeroplane ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List_of_countries_by_number_of_total_troops. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Image File history File links Armmil_zinanshan. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... An Air force is a military or armed service that primarily conducts aerial warfare. ... American troops man an anti-aircraft gun near the Algerian coastline in 1943 Anti-aircraft warfare, or air defense, is any method of engaging military aircraft in combat from the ground. ... The Workers and Peasants Red Army (Russian: Рабоче-Крестьянская Красная Армия, Raboche-Krestyanskaya Krasnaya Armiya; RKKA or usually simply the Red Army) were the armed forces first organized by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War in 1918 and that in 1922 became the army of the Soviet Union. ... State motto: Պրոլետարներ բոլոր երկրների, միացեք! (Workers of the world, unite!) Official language None. ... Commander-in-Chief (in NATO-lingo often C-in-C or CINC pronounced sink) is the commander of all the military forces within a particular region or of all the military forces of a state. ... There have been two Presidents of Armenia since independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. ... Robert Sedraki Kocharian (Armenian: ) (born August 31, 1954) is the second president of the third republic of Armenia. ... Serzh (Azati) Sargsyan (Armenian Սերժ Ազատի Սարգսյան, born on June 30, 1954 in Stepanakert, then part of the Azerbaijan SSR, today in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) is the Defense Minister of Armenia. ... A General Staff is a group of professional military officers who act in a staff or administrative role under the command of a general officer. ... Colonel General is a senior military rank which is used in some of the world’s militaries. ... January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Headquarters Moscow Membership 7 member states Official language Russian Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha Formation As CST - Signed - Effective As CSTO - Signed - Effective - 15 May 1992 - 20 April 1994 - 7 October 2002 - 18 September 2003 In the framework of Commonwealth of Independent States the CIS Collective Security Treaty (CST) was signed...


The Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe was ratified by the Armenian parliament in July 1992. The treaty establishes comprehensive limits on key categories of military equipment, such as tanks, artillery, armored combat vehicles, combat aircraft, and combat helicopters, and provides for the destruction of weaponry in excess of those limits. Armenian officials have consistently expressed determination to comply with its provisions and thus Armenia has provided data on armaments as required under the CFE Treaty. Despite this, Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of diverting a large part of its military forces to Nagorno-Karabakh and thus circumventing these international regulations. Armenia is not a significant exporter of conventional weapons, but it has provided support, including material, to the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. The Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) from 1989 to 1992 established comprehensive limits on key categories of conventional military equipment in Europe (from the Atlantic to the Urals) and mandated the destruction of excess weaponry. ... 1992 was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijani: Dağlıq Qarabağ or Yuxarı Qarabağ, literally mountainous black garden or upper black garden; Russian: Нагорный Карабах, translit. ... Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijani: Dağlıq Qarabağ or Yuxarı Qarabağ, literally mountainous black garden or upper black garden; Russian: Нагорный Карабах, translit. ... Combatants Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh1 Republic of Armenia 2 CIS mercenaries Republic of Azerbaijan Afghan Mujahideen 3 Chechen Volunteers 4 CIS mercenaries Commanders Samvel Babayan, Hemayag Haroyan, Monte Melkonian, Vazgen Sargsyan, Arkady Ter-Tatevosyan Ä°sgandar Hamidov, Suret Huseynov, Rahim Gaziev, Shamil Basayev Casualties 6,000 dead, 25,000 wounded 17...

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Overview

In March 1993, Armenia signed the multilateral Chemical Weapons Convention, which calls for the eventual elimination of chemical weapons. Armenia acceded to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as a non-nuclear weapons state in July 1993. The U.S. and other Western governments have discussed efforts to establish effective nuclear export control systems with Armenia and expressed satisfaction with Armenia's full cooperation. In 2004 Armenia sent 46 non-combat troops to Iraq, which included bomb-disposal experts, doctors, and transport specialists. 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Chemical Weapons Convention Opened for signature January 13, 1993 at Paris Entered into force April 29, 1997 Conditions for entry into force Ratification by 50 states and the convening of a Preperatory Commission Parties 170 The Chemical Weapons Convention is an arms control agreement which outlaws the production, stockpiling and... The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is a treaty, opened for signature on July 1, 1968, restricting the possession of nuclear weapons. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 kilometers (11 mi) above the hypocenter. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Army

Under the Adapted Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty, in 2001 Armenia declared 102 T-72 tanks, 72 heavy howitzers and 204 armoured vehicles (most of them infantry fighting vehicles and Armoured personnel carriers). With respect to military hardware the Treaty on Conventional Arms in Europe does not apply to, Armenia has up to 700 armoured vehicles. Its artillery comprises 225 pieces of 122 mm and larger calibers, including 50 multiple rocket launchers. The Adapted Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty is a post-Cold War adaptation of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), signed on November 19, 1999. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The T-72 is a Soviet-designed main battle tank that entered production in 1971. ... Loading a WW1 British 15 in (381 mm) howitzer 155 mm M198 Howitzer A howitzer or hauwitzer is a type of field artillery. ... An armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) is a military vehicle, protected by armour and armed with weapons. ... A Warrior vehicle with UN markings, during the making of the eponymous film. ... Image:APCTalha. ... Historically, artillery (from French artillerie) refers to any engine used for the discharge of projectiles during war. ... BM-13 Katyusha RM-70 of the Polish Army A multiple rocket launcher is a type of unguided rocket artillery system, in use since the Second World War. ...

Snipers during a field exercise in 2004
Snipers during a field exercise in 2004

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Armenia, like its Azeri counterpart, has been trying to further develop its armed forces into a professional, well trained, and mobile military. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (802x532, 155 KB) Summary http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (802x532, 155 KB) Summary http://www. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Armenia's Military is presently expanding , having had its budget recently augmented by 10 percent. Its active forces now number about 60,000 soldiers , with an additional reserve of 32,000, and a "reserve of the reserve" of 350,000 troops. Armenia is prepared to mobilize every able-bodied man between the age of 15 and 59, with military preparedness most of all focused on potential attacks by Azerbaijan and Turkey. A standing army is an army composed of full time professional soldiers. ... The Military Reserves are an organization that is associated with the military but is not in active duty. ...


Air Force

Armenian army exercising there routine trainings.
Armenian army exercising there routine trainings.
Russian Mig-29's flying over Armenia's border with Turkey
Russian Mig-29's flying over Armenia's border with Turkey
A Russian made Mi-24 gunship of the Armenian Air Force
A Russian made Mi-24 gunship of the Armenian Air Force

The Air Force relies upon the 30 Mig-29's of the Russian 102nd Base at Gyumri,Armenia have 13 Mig 29, 10 Su-27s buy in 2006, 15 Su-25 fighter bombers and a single Mig-25 fighter jet as well as twelve Mi-24 helicopters out of a total of 35, for the defense of the Armenian airspace. The Armenia Air Force also has 2 Il-76 cargo planes, for the transport of soldiers and materials. The Armenian anti-aircraft defense comprises an anti-aircraft missile brigade and two regiments armed with 100 anti-aircraft complexes of various models and modifications, including the M79 Osa, Krug , S-75, S-125 and 24 Scud missiles with eight launchers. Numerical strength is estimated at about 3,000 servicemen, with plans for further expansion in 2006 and 2007. Image File history File links Armeniatankex. ... Image File history File links Armeniatankex. ... Image File history File links Mig29_36. ... Image File history File links Mig29_36. ... The Mikoyan MiG-29 (NATO reporting name Fulcrum) is a Russian fighter aircraft used in the air superiority role. ... Image File history File links Armenian_Mi-24. ... Image File history File links Armenian_Mi-24. ... The Mil Mi-24 is a large combat helicopter gunship and low-capacity troop transport operated from 1976 by the Soviet Air Force, its successors, and over thirty other nations. ... The term gunship is used in several contexts, all sharing the general idea of a light vessel armed with heavy guns. ... The Mikoyan MiG-29 (NATO reporting name Fulcrum) is a Russian fighter aircraft used in the air superiority role. ... Gyumri (Armenian: Ô³ÕµÕ¸Ö‚Õ´Ö€Õ«) is the capital and largest city of the Shirak province in northwest Armenia. ... Su-25 of the Russian Air Force The Su-25 (NATO reporting name Frogfoot) is a battlefield attack, close air support, and anti-tank aircraft designed by the Soviet Union. ... MiG 25 Foxbat The MiG-25 (NATO reporting name Foxbat) is a high-speed interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft produced by the Soviet Unions Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau. ... Mi-24D Hind-D of the Polish Army. ... Ilyushin Il-76T An Indian Air Force IL-76 Ilyushin Il-76TD The Ilyushin Il-76 (NATO reporting name: Candid) is a 4-engined strategic airlifter designed in the Soviet Union and in widespread use in eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. ... Bore diameter: 90mm Length: 191cm Total Weight: 11. ... An S-75 missile on camoflaged launcher An S-75 missile in elevated position An North Vietnamese S-75 site An S-75 missile in transit A Fan Song radar (left) and what looks like a Low Blow to the right The SA-2 Guideline is the NATO reporting name... Polish missile wz. ... Exocet missile in flight A missile (see also pronunciation differences) is a projectile propelled as a weapon at a target. ... A Russian SA-4 TEL. Photo by GulfLINK. A Russian SA-8 TELAR. Photo by Naval Expeditionary Warfare Training. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD (or CE) era. ...


Military of Karabakh

Main article: Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army

In addition to forces mentioned above, there are 20,000 soldiers defending Nagorno-Karabakh, an unrecognized Armenian republic which seceded from Azerbaijan in 1991. They are well trained and well equipped with the latest in military software and hardware. According to the Azerbaijani government, the Karabakh army's heavy military hardware includes: 316 tanks, 324 armored vehicles, 322 artillery pieces of calibers over 122 mm, 44 multiple rocket launchers, and a new anti-aircraft defense system. Nagorno Karabakh is not a party to the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty and thus are not bound by its limitations. The specific details concerning the Karabakh military's weapons holdings are not known and thus the above are only estimates made by Azerbaijan. The Nagorno-Karabakh (NKR) Defense Army was officially established on May 9, 1992 as the formal defense force of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, uniting previously disorganized self-defense units which were formed in the early 1990s in order to protect the ethnic Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh from the... Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijani: Dağlıq Qarabağ or Yuxarı Qarabağ, literally mountainous black garden or upper black garden; Russian: Нагорный Карабах, translit. ...


Russia

Russia has a military base in Armenia which is the Russian 102nd Military Base. Russia stations an estimated 5,000 soldiers of all types in Armenia, including 3,000 officially reported to be based at the 102nd Military Base located in Gyumri. In 1997, the two countries signed a far-reaching friendship treaty, which calls for mutual assistance in the event of a military threat to either party and allows Russian border guards to patrol Armenia’s frontiers with Turkey and Iran. Until recently, in early 2005 , the 102nd Military Base had 74 tanks, 17 battle infantry vehicles, 148 armored personnel carriers, 84 artillery pieces, 30 Mig-29 fighters and several batteries of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles. In the last eighteen months, however, a great deal of military hardware was moved to the 102nd Base from the Russian military bases in Batumi and Akhalkalaki, Georgia. Russia is one of the closest ally of Armenia and the only country that has a military base stationed in the country. Since 1992 Armenia is in a military alliance with Russia and 5 other ex-soviet countries called CSTO. Russia also supplys weapons at the relatively lower prices of the Russian domestic market as part of a collective security agreement since January 2004.[1] The 102nd Military Base is a Russian military base in Gyumri, Armenia, part of the Transcaucasian Group of Forces. ... Gyumri (Armenian: Ô³ÕµÕ¸Ö‚Õ´Ö€Õ«) is the capital and largest city of the Shirak province in northwest Armenia. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Single European Act A treaty is a binding agreement under international law entered into by actors in international law, namely states and international organizations. ... Emblem of the Russian Border Guard Service Russian Border Guard cavalryman around 1812 Russian Border Guards seize smuggled heroin on the Afghan-Tajik border, circa 2004 Border Guard Service of Russia (Russian: Пограничная служба России) is a branch of Federal Security Service of Russia tasked with patrol of the Russian border. ... The Mikoyan MiG-29 (NATO reporting name Fulcrum) is a Russian fighter aircraft used in the air superiority role. ... A single S-300-PM missile TEL ready to fire. ... A general view of Batumi Batumi (Georgian: , formerly Batum or Batoum) is a seaside city on the Black Sea coast and capital of Adjara, an autonomous republic in southwest Georgia. ... Akhalkalaki (Georgian for New City) is a small Armenian (and old) city in the Georgias southern region of Javakheti. ... Headquarters Moscow Membership 7 member states Official language Russian Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha Formation As CST - Signed - Effective As CSTO - Signed - Effective - 15 May 1992 - 20 April 1994 - 7 October 2002 - 18 September 2003 In the framework of Commonwealth of Independent States the CIS Collective Security Treaty (CST) was signed...

An S-300 surface-to-air missile being launched
An S-300 surface-to-air missile being launched

Image File history File links S300. ... Image File history File links S300. ... A single S-300-PM missile TEL ready to fire. ...

Military Training

Officer training is another sphere of Russian-Armenian military cooperation. In the first years of sovereignty when Armenia lacked a military educational establishment of its own, officers of its army were trained in Russia. Even now when Armenia has a military college on its own territory, the Armenian officer corps honors the tradition and is trained at Russian military educational establishments. Currently, 600 Armenian servicemen are being trained in Russia. An officer is a member of a military or naval service who holds a position of responsibility. ... Military education and training is a process which intends to establish and improve the capabilities of military personnel in their respective roles. ... Sovereignty is the exclusive right to exercise supreme political (e. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... A corps (a word that migrated from the French language, pronounced IPA: , but originating in the Latin corpus, corporis meaning body; plural same as singular) is either a large military unit or formation, an administrative grouping of troops within an army with a common function (such as artillery or signals...


Future Cooperation

At the first meeting of the joint Russian-Armenian government panel for military-technical cooperation that took place during autumn 2005, Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov reported that, Russian factories will participate in the Armenian program of military modernization, and that Russia is prepared to supply the necessary spare parts and equipment. Yerevan and Moscow have further plans to develop closer ties. Mikhail Yefimovich Fradkov (Russian: Михаи́л Ефи́мович Фрадко́в) (born September 1, 1950) is a Russian politician, and the current Prime Minister of Russia. ... Yerevan (Armenian: ÔµÖ€Õ¥Ö‚Õ¡Õ¶ or ÔµÖ€Ö‡Õ¡Õ¶; sometimes written as Erevan; former names include Erebuni and Erivan) (population: 1,088,300 (2004 estimate) [1]) is the largest city and capital of Armenia. ... Location Position of Moscow in Europe Government Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Geographical characteristics Area  - City 1,081 km² Population  - City (2005)    - Density 10,415,400   8537. ...


NATO

Armenia participates in NATO's Partnership for Peace (PiP) program and it is in a NATO organization called Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC). Armenia is in the process of implimention of Individual Partnership Action Plans (IPAPs) which is is a program for those countries that have the political will and ability to deepen their relationship with NATO. Cooperative Best Effort exercise (the first where Russia was represented) was run on Armenian territory in 2003. NATO 2002 Summit in Prague The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation[1] (NATO), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, the Atlantic Alliance or the Western Alliance, is an international organisation for collective security established in 1949, in support of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington, DC, on 4 April 1949. ... Partnership for Peace is a NATO project aimed at creating trust between NATO and other states in Europe and the former Soviet Union. ... The Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) is a NATO organization, a multilateral forum created to improve relations between NATO and non-NATO countries in Europe and those parts of Asia on the European periphery. ... NATO launched IPAPs at the November 2002 Prague Summit, Individual Partnership Action Plans (IPAPs) are open to countries that have the political will and ability to deepen their relationship with NATO.[1] Currently IPAPs are in implementation with the following countries:  Georgia (29 October 2004)  Azerbaijan (27 May 2005)  Armenia...

Russian Mig-29's flying over Armenia at the Armenian independence day.
Russian Mig-29's flying over Armenia at the Armenian independence day.

Image File history File links 4armenianjetsa. ... Image File history File links 4armenianjetsa. ... The Mikoyan MiG-29 (NATO reporting name Fulcrum) is a Russian fighter aircraft used in the air superiority role. ...

Greece

Greece is Armenia's closest ally in NATO and the two cooperate on multiple issues, thus a number of Armenian officers are trained in Greece every year, and military aid/material assistance has been provided to Armenia. In 2003, the two countries signed a military cooperation accord, under which Greece will increase the number of Armenian servicemen trained at the military and military-medical academies in Athens.


In February 2003, Armenia sent 34 peace keepers to Kosovo where they became part of the Greek contingent. Officials in Yerevan have said the Armenian military plans to substantially increase the size of its peace-keeping detachment and counts on Greek assistance to the effort. 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for February, 2003. ... For other uses of the name Kosovo, see Kosovo (disambiguation). ... Yerevan (Armenian: ÔµÖ€Õ¥Ö‚Õ¡Õ¶ or ÔµÖ€Ö‡Õ¡Õ¶; sometimes written as Erevan; former names include Erebuni and Erivan) (population: 1,088,300 (2004 estimate) [1]) is the largest city and capital of Armenia. ...


United States

The United States has been steadily upping its military clout in the region. In early 2003, the Pentagon announced several major military programs in the Caucasus. Washington's military aid to Armenia in 2005 amounted to $5 million, and in April of 2004, the two sides signed a military-technical cooperation accord, which some American military analysts believe implies the use of Armenian airfields by the U.S. Air Force in the War on Terror. In late 2004, Armenia deployed a unit of 46 soldiers, which included a logistic, medical and support soldiers to Iraq in support of the American-led Coalition. And in 2005, the United States allocated $7 million to modernize the military communications of the Armenian Armed Forces. The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located at 48 N. Rotary Road, Arlington, Virginia 22211 (Map). ... The Ethnolinguistic patchwork of the modern Caucasus - CIA map Russia Georgia Azerbaijan (Azer. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The government of the United States of America, established by the U.S. Constitution, is a... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... The war on terrorism or war on terror (abbreviated in U.S. policy circles as GWOT for Global War on Terror) is an effort by the governments of the United States and its principal allies to destroy groups deemed to be terrorist (primarily radical Islamist organizations such as al-Qaeda...


Peacekeeping Operations

Currently Armenia is involved in two peacekeeping operations. One of them in Iraq and the other is in Kosovo. There are also arguments within the government to send peacekeepers to Lebanon since there is large number of Armenians in that country.


Iraq

Armenia has deployed a unit of 46 soldiers under Polish command. Armenian soldiers are based in Al-Kut, 62 miles from the capital of Baghdad.[2]. On July 23, 2006 the fourth shift of Armenian peacekeepers departed for Iraq. The current shift includes 3 staff commanders, 2 medical officers, 10 combat engineers and 31 drivers. On 5 December 2005, the Armenian government declared its intention to stay in Iraq for another year.[3] As of November 2006 there has been one Armenian wounded and no casualties. On December 6, 2006, Armenian government again declared to stay in Iraq for another year. [4] Baghdad (Arabic ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ...


Kosovo

Armenia joined the peacekeeping activities in Kosovo in 2004. Armenian "blue helmets" serve within the Greek battalion. There are 34 Armenian soldiers serving in Kosovo. The relevant memorandum was signed on September 3, 2003 in Yerevan and ratified by the Armenian Parliament December 13, 2003. The 6th shift of Armenian peacekeepers departed for Kosovo on November 14, 2006. [5] For other uses of the name Kosovo, see Kosovo (disambiguation). ... Yerevan (Armenian: ÔµÖ€Õ¥Ö‚Õ¡Õ¶ or ÔµÖ€Ö‡Õ¡Õ¶; sometimes written as Erevan; former names include Erebuni and Erivan) (population: 1,088,300 (2004 estimate) [1]) is the largest city and capital of Armenia. ...


References

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  4. ^ Armenian soldiers left for Iraq
  5. ^ Armenia to deploy more soldiers to Kosovo

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See also

The military history of Armenia encompasses a period of several thousand years, as the Armenian people have existed as a nation since the Late Bronze Age. ... Light armor in the Armenian army is complemented with several variants which serve in both ground attack and air defense roles. ... 1 helicopter 2 fucked plane and sheeted aeroplane ...

External links

  • "Armenian National Security"
  • Armenian Military Photo Gallery
  • "Fit for a Fight?: Armenia and Azerbaijan flex military muscles, vow to not be overcome"
  • Armenia, Greece Discuss Closer Military Ties

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