YEREVAN. - Operational-tactical missile complexes 9K72 or Scud presented at the military parade in Yerevan, can seriously affect the level of regional security, the expert of Caucasus Institute Sergey Minasyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am.
Scud complexes are modernized in Armenia, which significantly increases their combat capabilities. The history of these systems goes back to 1960 - 1970s but in Armenia they have been upgraded with modern air defenses. The mere fact that their minimum effective range is 300 km can seriously affect the security in the region," said the expert.
He mentioned that missiles Tochka U presented at the parade have perfect performance to hit the enemy targets.
"They also announced that the armament was updated with new heavy salvo complexes SMERCH and Hurricane. The latter can also seriously affect the regional balance of power. Production of unmanned aircrafts in Armenia is put on a firm basis, which is a strong incentive as it accurately directs the missile onto the enemy target," said Minasyan.
According to him, the Azerbaijani side responds cautiously both to the parade and the presented arms.
"For a long time, their argument was the distance war against Armenia, since they commanded better weaponry. Complexes Tocka and Scud restore the balance," summed up the expert.