Armenian defence boss praises CIS unified air defence system
ITAR-TASS news agency, Moscow
3 Apr 04
The CIS Unified Air Defence System operates efficiently and has all
possibilities to fulfil the tasks it has been given, Armenian Defence
Minister Serzh Sarkisyan said at a meeting with a group of Russian
journalists in Yerevan today. Sarkisyan voiced his wish that “this
system should be equipped with modern armaments”.
“Armenia’s air defence troops are efficient, and they showed this
during joint military exercises at Russia’s Ashuluk training ground,”
“The main guarantor of Armenia’s security” are the republic’s armed
forces which have everything necessary to protect the country’s
borders, he said. The armed forces are based on motorized infantry
units headed by regular officers with great war experience. “The
Russian military base is an important component of Armenia’s national
security,” Sarkisyan said.