17 Nov 2018

People who oppose the Air Force are followers of the Soviet school: Artsrun Hovhannisyan

Does Armenia need fighter aviation?


Does Armenia need fighter aviation? This question became relevant after the recent statement made by the Acting Minister of Defense that the ministry was going to acquire fighter aviation. This statement was followed by the views of the former high-ranking military representatives about the inappropriateness of the aviation.

According to Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan, those who oppose the Air Force are followers of the Soviet school. As in the USSR, according to him, the air force was never a priority.

During the April war, the air force did not play the most important role. In response to this remark, Artsrun Hovhannisyan notes: “First, the Four-Day War was a series of small actions in its size and scale. In addition, both Armenia and Azerbaijan for many years have not paid much attention to the development of the Air Force from a conceptual perspective. Even Azerbaijan, that has a large number of devices, does not have an air force development strategy. It largely remains under the influence of Soviet military doctrine,” emphasizes Ministry of Defense spokesman. Find the details in the program “Paradigm”.