Nagorno-Karabakh’s ethnic Armenian armed forces said on Wednesday that they have shot down an unmanned Azerbaijani military aircraft flying a reconnaissance mission over the disputed territory, RFE/RL reports.
RFE/RL further reports: “Azerbaijan is known to have UAVs, most of them reportedly purchased them from Israel. A joint venture set up by the Azerbaijani government and the Israel Aerospace Industries company began assembling Israeli-designed drones in Azerbaijan last March.
Armenia officially announced in June that it too is manufacturing UAVs. Colonel Armen Mkrtchian, deputy commander of the Armenian air force, said they are capable of “carrying out objectives deep inside enemy territory.”
The drones apparently designed by Armenian engineers are expected to be put on display during a military parade in Yerevan scheduled for September 21.”
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