October 10, 2016 - 17:00 AMT
Russia to send land military equipment to Armenia bases

Russia will deploy land military equipment inunits of the Southern Military District stationed in Armenia by the end of 2016.

Overall, the Russian units abroad will receive 350 aircraft, helicopters, ships, tanks and other military equipment by the end of the year, the press service of the Southern Military District said Monday, October 10.

Two dozen warships, boats and support vessels will join the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla. Most of the land equipment will be sent to motorized infantry brigades, including to Russian military bases in Armenia, South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

The Russian 102nd Military Base is situated in Gyumri, Armenia. It was formerly the base of the 127th Motor Rifle Division of the Soviet Seventh Guards Army. The base is about 120 kilometers (75 mi) north of the Armenian capital, Yerevan. Besides, the Erebuni airport in Yerevan is home to the Russian 3624th Air Base and hosts a squadron of MiG-29s and Mi-24 attack helicopters.