Armenia Buys New Assault Weapons, Reinforces Air Force

By Asbarez | Thursday, 27 June 2019

Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan speaks to Armenia's state television H!

Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan speaks to Armenia’s state television H!

Armenia’s military has signed new contracts to acquire new assault weapons and other arms in its continued effort to modernize the military, said Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan who signed the agreements during the Army 2019 International Exhibition in Moscow.

Tonoyan told Armenia’s state television channel that the Armenian Air Force was currently in the process of advancing its equipment, for which he was having relevant meetings with executives of a number of companies during the exhibition.

“These agreements are very important for ensuring the continuity of the development of our military,” Tonoyan said.

He said the new arms would be supplied to Armenia either by the end of 2019 or in the beginning of 2020. Tonoyan said they continue negotiations on buying new arms.

Tonoyan also commented on recent remarks made by Azerbaijan’s defense minister, who recently questioned the capabilities of Armenia’s Air Force

“If they were to pay more attention they would notice that the same multi-functional military aviation is also used in the Himalayas, in higher altitudes,” said Tonoyan.

Armenia itself is participating in the Army 2019 military expo in Moscow, where delegations from more thatn 100 countries are in attendance.