September 4, 2017 - 16:42 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The production of optical instruments in Armenia has grown sixfold in the first seven months of 2017.
According to some documents posted by the national statistical service, 20,149 optical-mechanical devices were manufactured in the reporting period against the 3,388 produced in the first six months of 2016.
2,036 devices were built in July alone.
The official statistics, however, gives no details concerning the exact type or number of instruments built.
It was announced in July 2016 that Armenia will start production of military night vision goggles and thermal imaging cameras. According to then economy minister Artsvik Minasyan, Russia was set to be the main recipient of Armenian night vision and thermal imaging cameras.”