Artsakh Forces Down Azerbaijani Drone

STEPANAKERT, Artsakh (A.W)—The Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh) Defense Ministry announced on March 4, that Artsakh Air Defense Forces had downed an Azerbaijani unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) earlier in the day.

According to the Artsakh Defense Ministry, the Orbiter UAV was hit on Saturday at around 12:15 p.m. in the eastern direction of the Artsakh-Azerbaijan Line of Contact (LoC).

Photographs of the downed drone were published by the Artsakh Defense Ministry (Photo: Artsakh Defense Ministry)

The Israeli-made Orbiter is a compact and lightweight system designed for use in Military and Homeland Security missions. It is manufactured by the Israeli company Aeronautics Defense Systems Ltd.

The Defense Ministry also published multiple photographs of the downed UAV.

In a separate statement, the Defense Ministry also announced that Azerbaijani forces violated the ceasefire along the LoC more than 40 times on the night of March 3-4. In addition to firing shots of various caliber weaponry on Armenian positions, Azerbaijani forces fired nine cannon and a mortar shells, in the eastern direction of the LoC. No casualties were reported as a result of the ceasefire violations.

“The Artsakh Defense Army units continue to have full control over the frontline and are confidently carrying out the military task set before them,” concluded the statement.


  1. I would like to see Armenian Americans condemn Israel for selling drones and other weapons to Azerbaijan.
    I would also like to a condemnation of Jewish American groups that support the Israel’s doing this, primarily the American Jewish Committee.

  2. Well done Artsakh. You can learn a lot about the drone now and be able to neutralize them easier. Eagles are being trained in Holland to intercept and bring down light drones. Maybe we could do the same. Good luck.

  3. It the the obligation of every single Armenian to stand against anyone and any country who attacks Armenia or who supports Armenian’s enemy. Having said that, we must counter such actions by supporting the enemies of our enemies, ( And let me tell you, they are many).
    Just for a start, support BDS, Independence and full recognition of oppressed nation, vote against them anywhere around the world, and never allow them penetrate our circles.

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