Amernia and Russia meet to discuss supplies of CBRN equipment

An Armenian military delegation has recently arrived in Russia to discuss future supplies of chemical, biological, and radiological protection equipment.

Yerevan and Moscow have been developing relations in the field of CBR defense since 2004, when they began an annual exchange of delegations, according to

If successful, it is assumed that Russia will continue to supply Armenia with protection systems.

“The delegation will be received by head of radiation, chemical and biological protection troops' Major General Yevgeny Starkov,” Sergey Vlasov, a representative of Russian Ministry of Defense, said, according to

The U.S. government recently chose Black & Veatch to head a project designed to strengthen Armenia’s biological threat reduction capabilities.

The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency awarded the global engineering, construction and consulting firm the project as part of its Cooperative Biological Engagement Program. The CBEP was established as part of the Nunn-Lugar Act and assists the states of the former Soviet Union in safeguarding and dismantling stockpiles of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, according to

“Black & Veatch has been working with DTRA continuously for more than 18 years, implementing cooperative threat reduction programs across former Soviet Union countries, including Ukraine and Russia,” Matthew Webber, Black & Veatch's vice president and program manager, said. “Our experience in implementing these programs will provide tremendous value to DTRA as we work to design Armenia’s program.”