Sunday, May 26, 2013



Capital: Yerevan

Former Soviet Republic.
Declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Fought the Nagorno-Karabakh War against Azerbaijan from 1992-1994.

Collective Security Treaty Organization charter signed between Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

About 5,000 Russian soldiers are stationed in Armenia.

20,000 Armenian soldiers are stationed in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan.

The Lachin corridor was cut by Azerbaijan forces during the Nagorno-Karabakh War, cutting off and isolating Armenian forces in the Nagorno-Karabakh area from being resupplied from Armenia. Armenian forces counter attacked and eventually captured the area.

Armed Forces of Armenia

Air Force
3,500 personnel
Main air base located at Erebuni Airport in Yerevan and Shirak airport in Gyumri.
Training base at Arzni.
The Conventional Forces Europe (CFE) treaty limits Armenia to 100 fixed-wing aircraft and 50 attack helicopters.

Su-30 fighter aircraft 

MiG-25 fighter aircraft (1)
Su-25 ground attack aircraft (15)
L-39 trainer/light attack aircraft (6)

Yak-52 trainer aircraft (10)

Yak-18 trainer aircraft (1)
Il-76 transport aircraft (2)
Tu-134 transport aircraft (1)
Mi-24 attack helicopters (12)

Mi-8 transport helicopters (9)

Mi-2 utility helicopters used for training (6)

Krunk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Unknown type UAV

Unknown type UAV

Unknown type UAV

Air Defense Force

2K11 Krug (SA-4 Ganef)

S-75 Dvina (SA-2 Guideline)
9K33 Osa (SA-8 Gecko)

9K35 Strela-10 (SA-13 Gopher)
S-125 (SA-3 Goa)
TOR M2KM air defense systems
9K32 Strela-2 (SA-7 Grail)
9K310 Igla-1E (SA-16 Gimlet)

9K38 Igla-1 (SA-18 Grouse)
S-60 anti-aircraft guns
ZSU-23-4 anti-aircraft guns
ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft guns

Armenia is landlocked and has no navy.

An additional 20,000 Armenian soldiers are stationed in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan.

SS-1 Scud B ballistic missiles

9K720 Iskander short range ballistic missiles

SS-21 short range ballistic missiles

T-80 tanks (20)
T-72 tanks (160)
T-54 tanks (80)
BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles (57)
BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles (80)
BRM-1K infantry fighting vehicles (22)
BTR-80 armored personnel carriers (50)
BTR-70 armored personnel carriers (21)
BTR-60 armored personnel carriers (25)
BTR-60 “look-a-likes” (100)
MT-LB armored personnel carriers (145)
BRDM-2 armored reconnaissance vehicles (120)
GAZ-2975 Tigr 4x4 wheeled utility vehicles.

BM-30 Smerch multiple rocket launchers
WM-80 Chinese made 273mm multiple rocket launchers (6)

BM-21 122mm multiple rocket launchers

9A51 “Prima” 50 tube 122mm multiple rocket launcher on a Ural 4320 truck.
N-2 multiple rocket launchers. Armenian made. 12 rockets (2 rows of 6). Fires the TB-1 rocket? Fires RPG-7 rounds (TBG-7 and OG-7)?

2S3 Akatsiya 152mm self propelled howitzers
2S1 Gvozdika 122mm self propelled howitzers
D-30 towed 122mm howitzer (90)
D-20 towed 152mm gun/howitzer (34)

9K129 Kornet E (AT-14 Spriggan) anti-tank missiles

9K115-2 Metis-M (AT-13 Saxhorn-2) anti-tank missiles

9P149 tank destroyers- MT-LB with 9K114 Shturm (AT-6 Spiral) anti-tank missiles

9P148- BRDM-2 with 9M113 Konkurs (AT-5 Spandrel) anti-tank missiles

9K112 Kobra (AT-8 Songster)
9M113 Konkurs (AT-5 Spandrel)

T-12 anti-tank guns (29)?

RPG-7 anti-tank rocket launchers
SPG-9 recoilless guns
AGS-17 automatic grenade launcher

PK machine guns
Zastava M93 Black Arrow sniper/anti-material rifles. Serbian made.

Dragunov SVD sniper rifles
AKM assault rifles
AK-74 assault rifles
AKS-74U sub-machine guns
Makarov PM pistols

Special Forces

Border Guard

Republic of Armenia Police

Ministry of Emergency Situations

National Security Service (NSS)?

Armenia military pictures

ASPAR arms

The breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (formerly part of Azerbaijan)

Also called the Republic of Artsakh
The Nagorno-Karabakh region has a predominately ethnic Armenian population.
Updated Nagorno-Karabakh regional map as of 2021


Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army
Artsakh Defence Army
Approximately 20,000 personnel

Deeply entwined and integrated with the Armenian military.
Inherited much weapons and equipment left by retreating Azerbaijani forces.

Su-25 fighter aircraft (2)
Mi-24 Hind attack helicopters (5)
Mi-8 transport helicopters (5)
Krunk Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (4)

T-72 tanks?

BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles

BRDM-2 armored reconnaissance vehicles
9P149 (MT-LB with AT-6 anti-tank missiles)

SS-1 Scud B ballistic missiles
SS-21 short ranged ballistic missiles

WM-80 multiple rocket launchers
BM-21 multiple rocket launchers

2S3 self propelled howitzers

SA-3 surface-to-air missiles

SA-4 surface-to-air missiles

SA-8 surface-to-air missiles

shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles

ZSU-23-4 self propelled anti-aircraft guns

120mm mortars?

BRDM-2 with 4 AT-anti-tank missiles

PK machine guns
Zastava M93 sniper/anti-material rifles. Serbian made.

AK-47/AKM assault rifles
AK-74 assault rifles
Makarov PM pistols

Blue beret

Special Forces?
Black beret

Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Defense Army pictures

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