Seven Seconds to Die

A Military Analysis of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War and the Future of Warfighting

John Antal

The Second Nagorno-Karabakh war took place during the pandemic, fought between Armenia and Azerbaijan between September and November 2020. This book offers important analysis of this, the first war in history won primarily by unmanned systems.
Publication date:
April 2022
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
Language:
English
Illustration :
B/w
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Paperback
ISBN : 9781636241234

Dimensions : 228 X 152 mm
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Overview
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• This is a war that everyone interested in defence and conflict must understand
• Explores how this 44-day war resulted in a decisive military victory for Azerbaijan, even though Armenia controlled the high ground in a mountainous region favouring traditional defence
• Unpicks the strategic influence of Azerbaijan's alliance with Turkey and close technological support from Israel
• Details the unmanned weapons which dominated fighting and provided Azerbaijan with a war-winning advantage

The Second Nagorno-Karabakh war - fought between Armenia and Azerbaijan between September 24 and November 10, 2020
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This 44-day war resulted in a decisive military victory for Azerbaijan. Armenia was outfought, outnumbered, and outspent and lost even though they controlled the high ground in a mountainous region that favored traditional defense. Azerbaijan's alliance with Turkey, and close technological support from Israel, strategically isolated Armenia. In addition, Turkey's posturing influenced the Russians not to intervene to support Armenia. That Azerbaijan attacked Armenia during the pandemic was an additional factor. The fact that Azerbaijan won the war is not extraordinary, considering the correlation of forces arrayed against Armenia. What is exceptional is that this was the first modern war primarily decided by unmanned weapons. In this war the Turkish-made BAYRAKTAR TB2 Unmanned Air Combat Vehicle (UCAV) and the Israeli-made HAROP Loitering Munition (LM) dominated the fighting and provided Azerbaijan with a war-winning advantage.