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Armenia. 2010 ‘Stockpile Management and Security.’ National Report of Armenia on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 5. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Armenia to the United Nations. 1 January

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5. Stockpile Management and Security

The stockpiling of SALW [small arms and light weapons] by the Armed Forces is regulated by the Joint military service regulations of the Republic of Armenia.

The management of the stockpiles is carried out by army commanders, while the general supervision is carried out by the appropriate departments of the Ministry of Defense.

The security of the stockpiles of SALW is guaranteed by the 24-hour guard service, as well as by the application of technical safety and fire safety measures (Guard Service Code of the Armed Forces of RA, part 3).

Control over the armaments of state paramilitary agencies is carried out in accordance with the rules and procedures defined by the Government of the Republic of Armenia.

Those bodies which are authorized to have control over arms and ammunition of the state paramilitary agencies have the right to:
- conduct a comprehensive on site examination of arms;
- to confiscate and destroy arms which are banned in the Republic of Armenia, as well as illicit arms and ammunition;
- to initiate and implement other measures envisaged by the law.

Stocks of other authorized bodies such as individual holders (importers, exporters) are controlled by Police, on the basis of the rules of procedures defined by the appropriate Government Decision.

The Government keeps records of the numbers of combat, civilian and service arms and weapons.

The Law on Arms of the Republic of Armenia has a section dealing with information on civil and service arms and their bullets, which must be recorded with the State Cadastre. In accordance with the law, the State Cadastre of information on civil and service arms and their bullets is considered the official compendium of categorized information on civil and service arms permitted for circulation.

The Cadastre is published on the basis of the list of the models of the civil and service arms. The Cadastre is managed by the Republic's body of standardization and certification on the basis of the rules and procedures defined by the Government of the Republic of Armenia.

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