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UAVs, loitering munitions play significant role in latest Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes

7th August 2020 - 15:00 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in Yerevan


Hostility between Armenia and Azerbaijan in recent years tended to focus on the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, notably in April 2016, but the ongoing flare-up on the northwestern border between the two countries is the worst since 1994.

The latest conflict began on 12 July with an attempted incursion by Azerbaijan, in response to which Armenian units carried out a rapid counterattack, taking the previously Azerbaijani-controlled heights.

Since then, it appears that the Azerbaijani armed forces have tried to dislodge Armenian forces from these positions, using artillery (122mm D-30 howitzers and 82mm mortars), armoured vehicles (T-72 tanks) and various classes

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Leonid Nersisyan


Leonid Nersisyan

Leonid Nersisyan is a defence analyst and research fellow at APRI Armenia. He is a …

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