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Azerbaijan And Armenia’s Forces: The Numbers

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As of September 24th, Azerbaijan and Armenia have introduced martial law, and the situation is nearing all-out conflict over the Nagorno Karabakh region.

Below is a brief comparison of the capabilities of both countries.

According to Global Firepower, Armenia is ranked 111th out of 138 countries considered for the annual GFP review 2020.

Azerbaijan, on the other hand sits at 64th position.

In terms of population, Azerbaijan has a population more than 3 times larger, sitting at 9.9 million, compared to Armenia’s 3 million.

The available manpower for Azerbaijan sits at 5 million, while Armenia’s is at 1.7 million.

The active personnel of the militaries, however, is quite comparable.

For Azerbaijan it sits at 67,000, while for Armenia it is 45,000. However, Baku has almost twice as many reserve personnel sitting at 307 thousand, compared to Yerevan’s 171 thousand.

The defense budget gap is massive, with Azerbaijan’s sitting at upwards of $3.2 billion, while Armenia’s is at upwards of $225 million.

In terms of naval capability, Armenia has no navy, but it is unlikely that such assets would play any role in a possible conflict. Azerbaijan has 4 submarines, 1 frigate, and 12 patrol crafts.

In terms of air power, the total aircraft Armenia has at its disposal sits at 64.

Out of it 11 are attack aircraft, 18 are transport aircraft.

In total, Armenia has 42 helicopters, out of which 15 are attack types.

In comparison, Azerbaijan sits at 135 aircraft. It has 18 fighter jets and interceptors, 29 attack aircraft and 64 transport aircraft.

It has 93 helicopters, out of which 17 are attack types.

Finally, in terms of ground forces, Azerbaijan has 1,451 armored fighting vehicles, 187 units of self-propelled artillery, 227 units of towed artillery, 162 rocket projectors and 570 tanks.

Armenia, on the other hand, has 748 armored fighting vehicles, 38 units of self-propelled artillery, 150 units of towed artillery and 68 rocket projectors. It has 110 tanks.

In pure numbers, Azerbaijan greatly outclasses the Armenian military capability, in addition to Turkey allegedly deploying Syrian militants to assist, as well as providing it with Bayraktar TB-2 strike UAVs, and it also operating various Israeli types.

Russia, and likely Iran, are potential allies that would likely provide assistance to Armenia in the case of a larger conflict.

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Sauron

no drones? how old is this report?

d'Artagnan

It is not accurate, but an old basic report. The numbers of tanks, artillery, AD systems and ATGM are much higher.

Антон С

Azeris have more armament. Karabah has its own small army. It’s unknown, is this included in total count of Armenia or not.

d'Artagnan

Yes, they have used IISS figures from the Military balance. Global Firepower has more updated but rather vague figures as well.

Антон С

Yeah, need to go and read. SIPRI is also good source. They are not giving propagandist sentences (as I know), just a numbers.

d'Artagnan

IISS has history of inflating NATO numbers and disparaging Russia and its allies. There are a lot of Armenians in Russian Federation forces, especially in the airforce, so the real handle is difficult for western propagandists.

Vox Populi

Iran shoots down unknown (Azerbaijani) drone in East Azerbaijan province

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f70bf01d501ef981f3a85556ed2673adafdb6b3f48f7bc8863af2dfc69c9d949.jpg

Sauron

im talking about the report mate. are you confused with the article?

Free man

“are you confused…” – Exactly my answer to him two days ago. He’s a confused Iranian guy.

Антон С

That cloud is very informative.)

HB_Norica

The list above is pretty scant and overly generalized. Armenia has surveillance and targeting drones as well as loitering munitions drones. They also have a pretty robust air defence network that is bolstered by Russian air defences at their base in Gyumri. Like many former Warsaw pact nations they tend be heavily weighted toward ground attack and artillery.

Armenia is as a member of the CSTO. Russia guarantees their security the same way the USA guarantees the security of NATO minnows like Latvia. Russia has a major airbase about 10 km from the border … which explains why Armenia has no air superiority fighters or fighter / bombers.

Russia takes it’s defence from the south very seriously. Russia fought a series of wars in the South against the Turks, Ottomans and British throughout the 16th – 20th centuries. If Armenia calls for Russia to come to it’s defence via the CSTO treaty expect a fast and violent response.

Vox Populi

That is what the SF is also indicating, Russia and Iran will be forced to intervene.

Free man

” Iran will be forced to intervene…” – Azerbaijan will get the opportunity to liberate Iran-occupied Azeri territories.

paolinks

Yeah, keep dreaming. Are you serious? Can you really see Azerbaijan defeat Iran?

d'Artagnan

You just questioned a child who is twisted, ignorant, bitter and angry :)

HB_Norica

The whole caucus region is a tinder box even by ME standards. What’s making me very uncomfortable is the state of the US government going into this election. They could end up with a huge dispute …. did I say ‘may’? They WILL end up in a huge dispute over who commands the US military for the next 6 months and who knows where the generals at the pentagon as well as the field commanders sit on the matter of who is their C in C.

d'Artagnan

US rapid decline has created power vacuum and that has led opportunists like Turkey to incite terrorism and conflicts.

Kino C

Totally agree with Norica. The US is using Turkey to close-in on Armenia, and cause trouble for Russia in the Caucasus.

Andranik

This is basically an infographic from old Wikipedia information. Basically useless and what we all know for years.

Simon Ndiritu

The only advantage that Armenia has is defenders advantage, Terrain, training and ‘arms of last result’ Azeri’s have a lot of advantages in arms, manpower economy and willing sponsor-Turkey

shylockracy

Indeed, Putin has to keep his Ziocorporate terrorist globalist “business partners”, not to mention his Turkish/ISIS/al-Qaeda Idlib joyride companions, very happy and content to be able to sell them cheap gas at a discount, and, to top that off, Armenia has a regime that came to power with EU/US machinations helping it. It’s all a flat-out shameless bad joke on anyone deluding themselves they’re “nationalist”, “sovereign” or “anti-Deep State”.

Kino C

Not true. You all thought Russia left Syria out to dry in 2015. But nope, October came, and Russia started steam rolling into Syria. Don’t forget, Armenia has a security pact with Russia. Once Russia comes in, Azeriabaijan is done.

Jihadi Colin

Let’s see, Russia stopped Damascus from falling. And after that?

When Syria was about to liberate Idlib earlier this year, Russia stopped air cover and allowed Ottoman drones to annihilate the Syrian spearheads.

Russia signed a deal with the Ottomans which the latter aren’t even pretending to observe.

Zionist rockets are striking Syria almost daily and Russia does nothing.

The Amerikastani Kurd alliance occupies east Syria and Russia does nothing.

And that’s in a country that invited Russian forces in.

Even Armenia doesn’t recognise the so called Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) republic as an independent country.

Russia recognises the territory as Azeri just like everyone else.

Azerbaijan has the full support of Erdogan, whom Russia has been appeasing since the 2016 coup.

Therefore I would not put any confidence in Azerbaijan being “done” if I were you.

Jihadi Colin

If the claim of an Ottoman F16 shooting down an Armenian SU25 is correct then the Ottomans are at least as committed to colonising Nagorno Karabakh as they are to Afrin and other parts of North Syria. Soon Putin will have another NATO enclave on the southern Russian underbelly to worry about. Isn’t Putin the greatest genius you’ve ever seen?

Free man

“willing sponsor-Turkey” – indeed. Armenian Defense Ministry : A Turkish F-16 fighter jet has shot down a SU-25 of Armenian Air Force.

Simon Ndiritu

Very possible, or an excuse to escalate, maybe use Iskander as Armenia had threatened

d'Artagnan

Armenian manpower pool is larger as many in the global diaspora also serve in times of need. Armenian military is far better trained and organized and does not need headchopper mercenaries.

Random Dude

yes ask them to bring different versions of Covid-19. If flights are open of course

d'Artagnan

A million Armenians live in Iran and don’t need flights.

Random Dude

15million Azerbaijanis live in Iran too, are you up for that kind of fight?

d'Artagnan

They are Iranians and have no time for Turks.

Random Dude

LOOOOOL. Nice try. Tractorsazi an Iranian club based in Tabriz, 100k male supporters in the stadium. Show me what Iranian Armenians are doing:))))))) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUYv3V2BKo8

Free man

This is what they think of their doctor (That was born in the Azeri region of Iran): https://twitter.com/VOANews/status/1028098555955707904

Random Dude

exactly

Антон С

VoA – is government propagandist channel (official status), that’s why it’s not allowed to broadcast inside the US. US laws prohibits propaganda inside the state. And who is “the dictator” there? Aliev, Erdogan, Hamenei or president of Iran? They are not dictators. Aliev is monarch like Kims in Korea, Erdogan is taking near 50% on elections with risk to take less. Iranian president is not the leader, because Iran is theocracy. Washington’s propaganda simply love to speak about dictators, while supporting real dictators and terrorists in some countries.

Free man

No matter how you spin it. Tens of thousands of Iranian Azeris want the Iranian dictator to die.

Антон С

Who is the dictator there?)

d'Artagnan

He is some disgruntled ignorant child who thinks his parents are “Iranians” and is angry and bitter. Wasted space.

Free man

Ayatollah Said Ali Husseini Khamenei. Better known by Iranians as the dictator. https://twitter.com/khamenei_ir

Антон С

Ha-ha-ha. Dictators are: Bonaparte, Caesar. Even shitler wasn’t a dictator, because he was appointed as chancellor by president Hindenburg.

Free man

So you probably understand better what is good for Iran than these tens of thousands of Iranians. good for you.

Антон С

Tens of millions does understand it even better that your thousands. I’m with them, i.e. with millions who support the gov-t, who fighting in Syria, who supports Yemen with good spirit and kind will (as SF reported, he-he). Majority knows it better.

Антон С

It’s easy to share some old videos when other can’t check what is going on. Language barrier, you know.

Random Dude

Language barrier? please…. I don’t get a language barrier. Пруф нужен?:))))

Антон С

I can use online translator too. But not many people here can understand words from the video. So don’t even try to argue.

Random Dude

Send a link to a site that can properly translate what i wrote:)))) I used non grammatical but popular words. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bb6d4adc2d768f5fdf360e5fff12ffab3af8cf48ddae7fd597f91adfbbf6cde2.jpg

Антон С

Keeping to play a fool?

Random Dude

Antoshka, Antoshka, poydem kopat kartoshku:))))

Антон С

Got it, you are not playing, you’re just a foolish boy, who can’t argue withe mature people.

Random Dude

if mature people are spreading fake news, then yes i am a foolish boy. anything else?

Jihadi Colin

Iranian Armenians are Iranians, not Armenians. Iranian Azeris are Iranians, not Azeris. Saddam Hussein imagined Iranian Arabs would join in his invasion of Iran. Iranian Arabs are Iranians. Saddam Hussein was wrong.

jack duras

Well while the outside Armenians.inc. Iranian Armenians,dont like,almost hate Armenians,with YAN,that mean Armenians,Armenians,former Soviet Republic,still many love the homeland,even never lived there,very interesting.

Random Dude

tell it to the other guy not me

jack duras

what a fanatics?

Антон С

And Iran is neutral to the conflict and positive to Armenia rather than to turkish ally – Azerbaijan. And there are up to to 20 million azeris in Iran.

Random Dude

He is not talking about Irani Government, neither did I. But we can if you want

Антон С

Indeed. But how do they support Az-n, if Iran is against? Just to go to Karabah with light guns, that’s all.

Kenny Jones ™

Lol you still believe in Covid psyop, keep sheeping

Random Dude

i will, thanks

Антон С

Armenians say they have 20 thousand volunteers in Russia ready to move to the region. The main trouble – closed borders (macaroni-virus). They asking for planes to fly to Yerevan.

Vox Populi

Reports indicate and denied that Iran is already supplying weapons and volunteers too.

paolinks

Strelkov in the south :D

Антон С

Strelkyan.)

Kenny Jones ™

S300 is enough to make the difference, the war is already decided

d'Artagnan

The Turks and their Azerbaijani stooges failed to achieve a single goal in three days and in modern warfare that constitutes a failure and defeat. Not one village has fallen and the lines are static.

<>

Armenia is a weak state. I thought they would be wiser to build a strong army in a hostile enviorment as we did, but no. 225M budget? is that a joke? it should be atleast few billions, we for example have 20B$ annually and it’s going to get higher. Azerbaijan was smarter to recognize us back in 1993, since then we have supported them alot.

d'Artagnan

and yet Hezbollah defeated you parasites.

<>

Defeated how you clown? they had more dead and if it wasn’t for the ceasefire we would have reached Beirut and Nasrallah knew it too. That mistake however, will be fixed.

d'Artagnan

You are silly bigmouth child that seeks attention and not worth talking to.

<>

I’m hardly a child, and I don’t seek no attention for you that’s for sure. 2 months he has been barking “I will respond”, and? the coward like to talk. When I get the chance to lay my hands on a Hezbollah guy, I will enjoy it.

guest

The only hands you lay on is your punydick, you idiot :)

Random Dude

They prefer to beg for protection and end up slaughtered every century. Guess its is time for 21st century action

©igare☘☘e?Sm⚽️k?ng?Man️?

Armenia is kicking some azeroturko-israely ass without no need for jihadists like azerbananistan uses !

TURKISIS drones fall like flies again! Even worse than they fall in Syria and Libya. I guess Russia dont get involved yet cause they are having a laugh watching those turkisis drones become piles of junk instead of flying piles of junk that they were before. Those turkisis-isrealy made drones.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1310894023712870400

https://twitter.com/i/status/1310897106006278144

https://twitter.com/i/status/1310867170222628866

<>

You had to bring up Israel Greeko? want another round?

©igare☘☘e?Sm⚽️k?ng?Man️?

I know you love to get your daily spanking jewsnake. I just might give you another one you know.

<>

What spankng you loser Greeko? you navy doesn’t even have enough money to buy fuel but you act sooooooooo brave :D

guest

You live on western charity, you parasitic hooked nosed vermin.

©igare☘☘e?Sm⚽️k?ng?Man️?

What are you on about again!

If the Greek navy didnt have fuel (ROFL) would they be buying new frigates from France and the USA ?

4 new frigates and a few corvettes are on the way dumbo!

You wana compare navys maybe ? hahaha STFU jewsnake!

©igare☘☘e?Sm⚽️k?ng?Man️?

FRANCE * and the USA

<>

Say thanks NATO has your back, and be proud Germany is keeping you alive. I will leave you an exit point now, if you want to keep arguing with me I will burn you.

Vas

Say thx to USA for giving you free billions every year for weapons, you wouldn’t be in that position if it wasn’t for US offering you free money like the leeches you are. And Greek navy has no fuel? lol What kind of BS is that. Yeah thats why the entire Hellenic navy which is several times larger than your tiny navy was out in the sea for more than a month non-stop in a stand-off with the turkish navy, they were using I guess water as fuel according to you…lol

Vox Populi

Single Hezbollah C-802 decapitated the Zionist pride rust bucket Hanit in 2006. LOL

Vas

Yeah I remember, and they tried to make excuses that the CIWS was not active and they even failed to detect it.

<>

I say thanks to our brave parents and grandfathers, that fought all the major wars we had. I say thanks to our military inventors, who made us one of the best hi-tech country in the world. Now shut up, what do you have? 240% debt and hundreds of thousands of Arab immigrants. Loser Greeko.

Vox Populi

You live off western tax dollars on stolen Palestinian lands, thanks to your thieving grandfathers for sure.

Vas

240%???, You need to check your math Jew. Go check it. As for the war dont make me laugh. You fought shit. Israel didn’t even exist then. Greece has fought in every major war bravely and in the frontline. You never had a country, you were always nomads and like parasites you where moving from location to location. Hellenes were always native to those lands. The big powers they just gave you as gift a tiny place to finally settle.

<>

I correct myself, 259.01% external debt. https://www.usdebtclock.org/world-debt-clock.html

Vas

Its 181% idiotic Jew. Now go beg US for more free money.

<>

The number don’t lie, hard facts. Jews were before the word “Greek” was invented, and we will be long after you’re gone.

©igare☘☘e?Sm⚽️k?ng?Man️?

https://media.giphy.com/media/27EhcDHnlkw1O/giphy.gif

Vas

I know that numbers dont lie because I just said the truth. The word Hellene which is the appropriate name and not the english/latin Greek that all counties use today, has been for thousands of years.

d'Artagnan

Jews are a 2000 year old cancer derived from outcast Arab tribes. You claim to be Iraqi yourself, what contradictions.

©igare☘☘e?Sm⚽️k?ng?Man️?

Burn me ? hahahahahahaa

You are like a goldfish arent you jewsnake!

Do I have to post the same posts every day for you?

Do you not see the deja vous ? I do !

Germany is the biggest turkisis ally (in Europe anyway). They hate Greece always have since 1821 the Greek war of independence. We made them turn south in WW2 instead of moving to Russia in the summer and that delayed them and forced them to fight in the harsh Russian winter and you know what happened next. They know that and they havent forgiven us, hence forced loans and austerity of the past 11 years. But Greece is still here boy ! Has been for thousands of years and will be for thousands more. Unlike your little sh1thole of a country that exists because the americ*nts and the English want you to exist just to put a spanner in the Arab world. Thats all you (plural) are, a tool.

…burn he says …hahahaha

guest

Pisrael is a global hemmoroid.

d'Artagnan

Despite Zionist parasitic cowards and Turkeys backing the corrupt Azeri family regime.

Vox Populi

It certainly appears that way. The Turks have failed to make any headway.

Lazy Gamer

Where were these on the first day?

guest

Looks like the Turkeys and Zionist welfare leeches are losing the propaganda war too.

angrycitizen

This battle has a long way to go. Armenia will likely launch a counteroffensive once the Azeris have spent their forces and lost their momentum.

©igare☘☘e?Sm⚽️k?ng?Man️?

What azeri momentum! The first few hours momentum ? That must gave been the sortest momentum in the history of warfare. Armenia is doing great defending its people and its land. And if they ll need there is always Russia on the ready.

©igare☘☘e?Sm⚽️k?ng?Man️?

Armenian army officers singing Greek war song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=64&v=IuYmVTk3BQc&feature=emb_logo&ab_channel=Ingen

James Adams

You didn’t include Nagorno Karabakh’s units in the count as well. They have 20,000 active and 30,000 reservists plus you have to their tanks in stuff.

Антон С

The biggest caliber of Armenia is “Iskander” TBM, “Smerch” MLRS and 4 Su-30. Azeris have TOS-1A and new Mi-35.

SevenMoons

Armenia should just stop its aggression and pull its troops out of Nagorno-Karabakh. Let Nagorno-Karabakh negotiate with Azerbaijan.

©igare☘☘e?Sm⚽️k?ng?Man️?

And you need to stop once in a while…you ll go blind !

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/eae7c194c2f55b92c8ec32b0ca26bc8d69164bbc05de3199f31a7ccaa4d4447e.gif

d'Artagnan

Only if Zionists pull out of Palestine.

Антон С

https://english.iswnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Karabakh-map-28sep20-7meh99-en-1993×2048.jpg

François

I’m very surprised to see Armenia started hostilities being clearly in theorical disadvantage . This lack of lucidity is really baffling, and and they will probably come to very critical situation soon…

BlueHeadLizard

I heard Azerbijan started hostilities. This make sense as it is Azerbijan who wants to get territory back. Armenia would have no reason to attack.

The Farney Fontenoy

Here’s the guy who actually crunches the numbers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA3_aTkr-H4

Samuel Vanguard

Russia will soon be supporting Armenia watch the space unfold

Andranik

More great world class bias reporting from Southfront, registered in Russia, but probably some Azeris working for them. How are you so pro-Syrian and anti-Armenian? Thank you for copying Wikipedia, what amazing journalism. I can’t wait to donate to you. LOL This is the same useless information we have known for years. It doesnt matter in real war, even during the Armenian genocide there were several battles the under armed Armenians made serious military defeats of the better organized, higher manned, and much more equipped Russians and Turks. Only to have Soviets give it away. We all know neither Armenia or Azerbaijan are allowed to have too much advantage over each other, it’s a balancing game by the greater powers. So thank you again for your wonderful reporting Southfront.com. Seriously, please step up your game.

cechas vodobenikov

numbers and equipment doesn’t account for the terrain and resolve of the Armenian population. already the idiot turks have miscalculated . since their overt meddling in this conflict their already devalued lira has declined in value even more…now they are at war w Kurds, Syrians, Libyans and near war with Armenians, Greece, and Cold War with Egypt, France—

Edgar Palacios

The number of combatants is not the only advantage necessary to win a war, this has to do with skills and courage to defend your homeland. The main problem with Armenia is its government that two years ago changed its policy from good friends of Russia to good friends of the West, and has been flirting with the power of NATO.

Jihadi Colin

These numbers are of no significance. Neither side is going to commit them all to combat. The Armenians have to guard themselves against any possible Azeri/Ottoman attack from the south and west and can’t commit their forces en masse to what’s even according to them a foreign country, “Artsakh”. The Azeris will use headchoppers on the ground and drones in the air at least or more than they use their own forces. They don’t have any fear of invasion so they can even commit more of their own forces than Armenia can, in any case. And if the report of an Ottoman F16 shooting down an Armenian SU25 is correct then the Ottomans are committed to the Azeri side and unless Russia intervenes right now there is no chance that Armenia can hold out anyway.

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