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 Friday, March 11 2016

Степанян Դավիթ Stepanyan Ստեփանյան David Давид

Expert: Armenia will soon become the world's most densely packed place when it comes to quantity of S- 300 anti-aircraft missile systems

Expert:  Armenia will soon become the world

Armenia will soon become the world's most densely packed place when it comes to the quantity of the air defense systems, particularly S-300 missile systems, Sergey Minasyan, the deputy head of the Caucasus Institute, told ArmInfo.

The quantity of Armenia's Russian-made air defense systems will be increased under the Agreement on the establishment of the United Regional Air Defense System in the Caucasus region of the CSTO that was signed by the Armenian and Russian defense minister in late 2015. 

In addition, Minasyan said, yet in 2015, there were reports saying that five more divisions of S-300 anti- tank systems will be transferred to Armenia's Armed Forces without compensation. The given missile systems will be repaired and modernized in Armenia. 

The expert said 3-4 divisions of S-300PT missile systems and at least 2-3 divisions of mobile S-300PS anti- aircraft systems that were modernized in Armenia are on the balance of Armenia's Air Defense Force.  

"Some military experts say that Armenia's Air Defense has also other missile systems, including modernized Pechora-2M, old S-125 systems. After the supply of the above S-300 anti-aircraft systems, Armenia's Air Defense will become the most powerful in the region," Minasyan said. 

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