Stealthflanker wrote:So the Azeri apparently engages the Armenian S-300.
Rather ugly Event.
It raises question on where is the cover for the S-300's and more importantly why it's still there in the first place for the Loitering munitions to loiter around. The Azeri claimed to use Harop which is an anti radiation loitering munition. This can loiter for a long time and home in to radar emission. They are slow but this makes them ideal as radar may have difficulty in picking it (It in fact might filter it out as it could fly as slow as a bird) It's not just RCS but also that a radar have a rejection notch for clutter, which set into a speed where typical object such as birds are rejected. The drone can utilize it thus evades detection.
That very same Harop had much better video clarity on other strikes. I wouldn't put much stock in that footage given ongoing IOPs.Pashinyan stated Armenia's desire to build new relations with Russia
Armenia wants to build qualitatively new relations with Russia. This was stated by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan at a meeting with journalists in Yerevan on Wednesday, September 30.
The war broke out: what and who aggravates the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh?
Yerevan and Baku reject possibility of negotiations until ceasefire
"Nothing has happened in the relations between Armenia and Russia (after the change of power in Armenia in 2018 - Ed.) and there are no nuances that were not present in our relations, for example four or seven years ago. But relations between any countries are dynamic," "Interfax" quotes him.
According to him, Armenia's goal in its relations with Russia is "building relations of a new level and quality".
"I am sure that we are going along this path. It may not be a very iridescent path, but I don't think the word "iridescent" is very appropriate especially in the geopolitical context," the premier added.
On the eve, Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The leaders discussed the aggravation of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh. During the conversation, Putin expressed concern over the ongoing fighting in the region.
Another aggravation of the situation in the unrecognized Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh occurred on September 27. Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of shelling and death among military and peaceful population.
According to the latest data voiced by Armenian Defense Ministry representative Artsrun Hovhannisyan, 137 armored vehicles have been destroyed in Nagorno-Karabakh since the beginning of the conflict escalation, 72 drones, seven helicopters and one Azerbaijani aircraft have been shot down.
It was noted in Baku that during the battles about 130 armored vehicles, more than 200 artillery, missile launchers, mortars and about 25 enemy air defense systems were destroyed.
Relations between Yerevan and Baku remain tense because of the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh's ownership. The region, located in the eastern part of the Armenian Highland, announced its withdrawal from the Azerbaijani SSR in 1988. However, Baku considers the territory its own.
So much for multivector policies. First Belarus, now Armenia. Who's next?