Armenia is carrying out a military reform taking into account the combat experience and the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Defense Minister Vagharshak Harutyunyan told RIA Novosti.
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“Conducting military reform in Armenia is not only planned, but is already being carried out, and our Russian colleagues are directly involved in this process,” he said.
The main efforts will be directed to the development of control systems, intelligence, electronic warfare, air defense and unmanned aircraft, missile forces and artillery.
“Of course, taking into account the combat experience and well-known events in Karabakh, we will radically revise the optimization of the combat and numerical strength, taking into account the tasks for the intended purpose, primarily by increasing the combat component,” the minister added.
The reform will also affect the selective rearmament of new complexes and systems of weapons and military equipment in priority areas, maintaining human resources and increasing the level of staffing of posts with officers, civil servants and contract servicemen.
In addition, Harutyunyan said that Armenia is interested in expanding the 102nd Russian military base in Gyumri.
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