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Friday, June 23, 2006

Azerbaijan Concerned About Russia Supplying Military Base In Armenia With Antiaircraft Emplacement

Georgian Times, Georgia

Russia indents to supply its military bases abroad, especially the
102nd base in Gumru, Armenia with S-400 antiaircraft missiles in
near future. APA reports quoting military sources that one of the
antiaircraft battalions in the 102nd base will be supplied with
the S-400 antiaircraft missiles. A group of officers and technical
staff of the base will attend trainings of Russian Air Attack Defense
Troops to master technical and tactical characteristics of the S-400

Russia has started supplying its Armed Forces with new S-400
antiaircraft missiles since last year. It plans to establish five
missile brigades supplied with S-400 antiaircraft emplacement within
five years.

Azerbaijani Defense Ministry press secretary, Colonel Ramiz Malikov
told the APA that the Ministry have control on the armament process
in the region and is informed about it.

"We were informed about this. Russia's arming the aggressive Armenia
and sending additional forces to this country poses threat to not only
the South Caucasus but the entire Europe," the press secretary said.
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