Armenian defence minister praises CIS unified air defence system

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,”
Sarkisyan said.

“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.