Russia to Complete Weapons Transfer to Azerbaijan by 2016

Russia will provide about 100 units of tanks and armored vehicles to Azerbaijan by 2016 (Source: AP)
Russia will provide about 100 units of tanks and armored vehicles to Azerbaijan by 2016 (Source: AP)

Russia will provide about 100 units of tanks and armored vehicles to Azerbaijan by 2016 (Source: AP)

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)—Russia will complete delivery of military equipment and weapons to Azerbaijan by next year in accordance with a bilateral treaty between the two nations, TASS news agency reports. Experts say the cost of the weapons agreement will amount to $1 billion.

According to the Russian Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, Russia has sold BMP-3 armored vehicles to Azerbaijan and plans on completing the transfer by 2016. About 50 vehicles will be delivered to Azerbaijan this year.

Earlier this year, reports emerged that Russia would complete delivery of T-90s tanks to Azerbaijan, and that by 2017, Russia will deliver a large quantity of arms in compliance with an agreement signed in 2010.

Igor Sevastyanov, deputy general director of Rosoboronexport, Russia’s state intermediary agency for the trade of defense-related products, announced that arms orders of Russian equipment and ammunition for ground forces from foreign countries now exceeds $12 billion.

“Deliveries of BMP-3 to Azerbaijan will be completed in 2016. This year, it is estimated that Russia will deliver about 50 vehicles to Azerbaijan,” a representative of the agency said during the opening of the Russia Arms Expo 2015.

According to media reports, the estimated 100 tanks and armored vehicles will be delivered to three Azerbaijani battalions and includes self-propelled artillery, multiple rocket launchers, and heavy flamethrower systems.


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  1. State-Of-Emergency said:

    Let’s hope for the next round of sophisticated weapons sales to Azerbaijan.

  2. Serop said:

    Wow, with allies like Russia who needs Azerbaijan as enemy
    Looks like not much as changed with Russia

  3. Zareh Sahakian said:

    Hurray for Russo-Armenian friendship. Some believe that Russia is Armenia’s protector. Others say if the Russian base was not there in Gumri Turkey would have occupied Armenia. I guess it’s better to give that task to Azerbaijan.

    …business as usual, others say.


  4. Vahe said:

    Thank you, Russia. We can always depend on you…to make money at the expense of your friends’ lives…

  5. Raffi said:

    Thank you Russia, against whom are these weapons going to be used, Armenia or Iran? for sure not against Russia.