Aggressive NATO partner Azerbaijan forces Armenia to massively rearm. Almost 50% more for weapons....

Armenia could certainly have used the money for something else. But the incursion by NATO partner Azerbaijan, massively rearmed by Israel and unconditionally supported by Turkey, is forcing Armenia to spend the money on, among other things, India's Pinaka long-range missile artillery system.....Armenia is the first foreign buyer of this highly praised system that could ensure the survival of the Christian democratic country left alone by the West.

Earlier this month, Azerbaijan launched unprecedented attacks on Armenian territory and partially occupied it. Armenia reported 207 soldiers killed or missing during two days of heavy fighting, as well as four civilians killed and two missing. On 28 September, Armenia reported three more soldiers killed by Azerbaijani shelling, and Azerbaijan has threatened more attacks to gain diplomatic advantage in the ongoing peace deal negotiations. In Yerevan, people are sure that the next attack by NATO partner Azerbaijan is only a matter of time.


The Armenian military budget is already one of the largest in the world compared to the country's gross domestic product. According to the Stockholm Peace Research Institute, Armenia's defence budget accounted for 4.4 per cent of its GDP in 2021, the ninth highest in the world. (Azerbaijan was fifth at 5.3 per cent.)Now Armenia has announced it will increase its defence budget by almost 50 per cent two years after losing the war against Azerbaijan, as Baku continues to exert military pressure.

The military budget for 2023 will be 501 billion drams (over $1.2 billion), according to a draft budget presented by the government at a cabinet meeting on 29 September. That would be a 47 per cent increase over the 2022 budget in drams and an even bigger increase in dollars, as the Armenian currency has appreciated sharply in recent months.

Armenia's military procurement situation has worsened since the Russian war against Ukraine began earlier this year. This has apparently led to a disruption in arms supplies from Moscow, which previously held a virtual monopoly on arms deliveries to Armenia.

At the cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan alluded to a disruption in arms supplies from "allies", which he blamed on Azerbaijan.

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eurasianet.org/armenia-promises-big-boost-in-military-spending
Armenia is first foreign buyer of Indian Pinaka long-range rocket-artillery system
mod.gov.az/en/news/baku-to-host-nato-course-42555.html
mccallansteve
Armenia is christian so of course it's marked fro extinction by the masonic powers
aderito
Lord forgive them because they do not know what they do
martin fischer
List of Israeli waepons in Azerbajdschan Convenient Ignorance: The U.S. Senate’s Approach To Israeli Arms Sales To Azerbaijan
Small Arms
IMI Tavor TAR-21 Assault Rifle
IWI Tavor X95 Assault Rifle
IWI Negev Light Machine Gun
POMINS II Mine-Clearing Line Charge
Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs)
AIL Storm Two configurations: (2)
AIL Abir
Plasan SandCat Ten configurations: (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)…More
List of Israeli waepons in Azerbajdschan Convenient Ignorance: The U.S. Senate’s Approach To Israeli Arms Sales To Azerbaijan
Small Arms
IMI Tavor TAR-21 Assault Rifle

IWI Tavor X95 Assault Rifle

IWI Negev Light Machine Gun
POMINS II Mine-Clearing Line Charge

Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs)
AIL Storm Two configurations: (2)
AIL Abir
Plasan SandCat Ten configurations: (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

(Anti-tank) Guided Missiles
Spike-LR [Range: 4km] Two launch configurations: (2)
Spike-ER [Range: 8km] Three launch configurations: (2) (3) (Also for use by Shaldag Mk V patrol vessels)
LAHAT [Range: 13km] (For use by Mi-17 attack helicopters)
Spike-NLOS [Range: 25km] Two launch configurations: (2) (For use by Mi-17 attack helicopters and Sa'ar 62 patrol vessels)

Surveillance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Elbit Skylark
Elbit Hermes 200 (Believed to have been decommissioned)
Elbit Hermes 450
Elbit Hermes 900
IAI Heron TP
BlueBird Aero ThunderB
Aeronautics Aerostar
Aeronautics Orbiter 2
Aeronautics Orbiter 3
Aeronautics Orbiter 4
Shahin (Azerbaijani-manufactured version of the Aerostar)
Garangush (Azerbaijani-manufactured version of the Orbiter 2)
Azerbaijani-manufactured version of the Orbiter 3 (Designation unknown)

Loitering Munitions
Aeronautics Orbiter 1K
Zarba-K (Azerbaijani-manufactured version of the Orbiter-1K)
İti Qovan (Azerbaijani-manufactured version of the Orbiter-1K)
Elbit SkyStriker Early
Elbit SkyStriker Late
IAI Harop

Self-Propelled Artillery
120mm Cardom [Range: 8km]
120mm Spear Mk2 [Range: 10km]
155mm ATMOS 2000 [Range: 24.5km or 41km when using RAPs] (Documented by a few sources. Not yet seen)

(Unguided) Multiple Rocket Launchers
122mm Grad 'Lynx' [Range: 40km]
160mm LAR-160 'Lynx' [Range: 45km]

(Guided) Multiple Rocket Launchers
306mm Extra [Range: 150km] [CEP: 10m]

Ballistic Missiles
LORA [Range: 430km] [CEP: 10m]

Surface-To-Air Missile (SAM) Systems
Barak 8 [Uses 75km-ranged Barak LRAD and and 150km-ranged Barak ER missiles]
Radars
EL/M-2080 'Green Pine' (Not yet seen)
EL/M-2084

Naval Vessels
Sa'ar 62 class offshore patrol vessel (Equipped with Spike-ER ATGMs and Israeli RWS, radar and FLIR systems)
Shaldag Mk V patrol vessel (Equipped with Spike-NLOS ATGMs and Israeli RWS, radar and FLIR systems)
martin fischer
mod.gov.az/en/news/baku-to-host-nato-course-42555.html
The international instructors of the OCC E&F Database Training Course to be held in Azerbaijan have arrived in Baku.
At the preparatory stage, local and foreign instructors are clarifying the course’s topics and the assigned objectives.
The main purpose of the course is to train servicemen involved in the OCC program at NATO headquarters and …More
mod.gov.az/en/news/baku-to-host-nato-course-42555.html
The international instructors of the OCC E&F Database Training Course to be held in Azerbaijan have arrived in Baku.
At the preparatory stage, local and foreign instructors are clarifying the course’s topics and the assigned objectives.
The main purpose of the course is to train servicemen involved in the OCC program at NATO headquarters and partner countries to apply the database at the planning and implementation stage of OCC activities.
It should be noted that the course to be organized in Azerbaijan for the second time will begin on September 26.
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