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Armenia

Defense

The defense is based on general military duty with 24 months of first service and (2013) amounts to 45,000 men. An additional 210,000 people are estimated to be mobilized. In 1992, an agreement was signed with the Russian Federation on Public Security, supplemented in 1997 with a 25-year agreement on Russian military bases in Armenia.

Military of Armenia

The defense organization includes thirteen motorized regiments and two infantry regiments with 200 tanks (half T-72) and 15 fighter aircraft (Su-25-Frogfoot) and attack helicopters. The semi-military domestic and border defense units amount to 4,300 men. The equipment is semi-modern of Russian/Soviet origin.

In the military conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia has supported the warring tribesmen, who have managed to take control of almost the entire enclave. The Russian Federation has 3,300 men stationed in Armenia consisting of a greatly reduced infantry division and 18 fighter aircraft (MiG-29 Fulcrum).

Defense costs decreased in 1996-2012 from 6.2% to 3.9% of GDP. Armenia participates in UN peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan (ISAF) and Serbia (Kosovo Force, KFOR). To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that ARM stands for Armenia.

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