Course graduation ceremony held in Krtsanisi
NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Center (JTEC) hosted a solemn ceremony dedicated to the graduation of the courses of the Captain Career School of the Combined Army Center.
Deputy Chief of the Georgian Defence Forces and Acting Chief of the General Staff Brigadier General Irakli Dzneladze, Commander of Trainings and Military Education Command Colonel Grigol Chelidze and other MoD officials granted diplomas to 106 graduates.
The Captain's Career School provides training for the commanders, battalion and brigade staff officers as well as insures development of commanding skills.
The graduates underwent career programs in maneuvering, intelligence, artillery, aviation, military-engineering, air defense, logistics, personnel, medicine and communications. The aim of the course is to promote effective coordination and interaction between the different units.
Since its foundation, 1,600 military personnel finished the School.
Prime Minister attends test flight of unmanned aerial vehicles by Georgian-Polish enterprise
Georgian Prime Minister attended a test flight of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) manufactured by a Georgian-Polish enterprise. The combat and intelligence unmanned aerial vehicles successfully completed the test flight. Held at the shooting ground of the Krtsanisi Support Center, the demonstration flight of the Warmate (Kamikaze) and FLYEYE intelligence UAVs manufactured by Delta-WB LLC, a Georgian-Polish enterprise, was attended by Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili in the company of Defense Minister Juansher Burchuladze, Interior Minister Vakhtang Gomelauri, and representatives of the Defense Forces. Procedures necessary to prepare for the demonstration flight were carried out jointly by Polish and Georgian specialists.The FLYEYE unmanned aerial system is designed for high-precision tasks in adverse environmental conditions and radio-electronic warfare, in every climate zone. The system allows for covert surveillance and the analysis of captured data in real-time, day and night. The Warmate loitering munition boasts confirmed effectiveness and a high-precision target hit. It employs various types of warheads. It is used by the Polish Army and the regular armies and special forces of NATO member or non-member clients alike.Delta-WB LLC was established in Georgia by Delta International LLC and WB Electronics SA, companies established by Delta with 100% participation shares. The goal of this Georgian-Polish enterprise is to assemble UAVs. The enterprise will be able to manufacture hundreds of drones a year. At this stage, the company ensures procedures for streamlining the assembly line for Warmate and FLYEYE UAVs.To develop the military industry, an agreement has been signed between Delta-WB and the Defense Ministry of Georgia which envisages opening the first UAV training center in the region. The center’s professional instructors will retrain the relevant Defense Forces personnel.Irakli Garibashvili, joined by the Defense and Interior Ministers, dined together with soldiers in the dining hall of the Training and Military Education Command’s Support Center Krtsanisi.
Press Service of the Government Administration
The Substantial NATO-Georgia Package Core Team Discusses Crisis Management Initiative
The Substantial NATO-Georgia Package (SNGP) aims to strengthen Georgia’s ability to defend itself and advance in its preparations for NATO membership. Since its endorsement by NATO Heads of State and Government, relevant representatives have been working together to further Georgia’s defense capabilities, increase its interoperability with NATO, and support Georgia’s integration in the alliance.
This week, members of the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package (SNGP) Core Team met with representatives of the National Crisis Management Center (Department) of the Office of National Security Council for discussions related to SNGP’s Crisis Management Initiative, which is led by Denmark.
The Final Coordination Conference of NATO-Georgia Exercise 2022
Georgia will host „NATO-Georgia Exercise 2022“ for the third time in March. From planning to execution phase the joint NATO-Georgia exercise will be led by the Georgian side. The exercise will be comprised of NATO member and partner countries.
Representatives of NATO member and partner countries along with the Georgian counterparts summarized the final details during the three-day Final Coordination Conference of the „NATO-Georgia Exercise 2022“at the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Center (JTEC) in Krtsanisi. NATO Joint Forces Training Center (JFTC) Deputy Commander, Chief of Staff Brigadier General Jozsef Szpisjak and LTC Gabor Endrodi attended the Final Coordination Conference. In the framework of the visit, representatives of JFTC held working meetings with the Deputy Chiefs of the Georgian Defence Forces, Major General Zaza Chkhaidze and Brigade General Irakli Chichinadze. The sides talked about the details of „NATO-Georgia Exercise 2022“ and discussed future plans of cooperation.
“NATO-Georgia Exercise 2022” will take place at the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Center (JTEC), Krtsanisi. Military personnel of more than 20 NATO member and partner countries will take part in the exercise. The participants will improve skills in planning NATO operations through Computer Assisted, Command Post Exercise (CAX/CPX). The exercise is implemented under the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package (SNGP) and is aimed at further developing the interoperability of Georgian, Allied and Partner Forces, as well as Georgian command and control capabilities.
MOD of Georgia
NATO-GEORGIA JOINT NAVAL EXERCISE IN THE BLACK SEA
MIA Border Police Coast Guard and NATO Naval Unit ships conducted the joint naval exercise in the Black Sea.The exercise was held as a part of the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) port visit.MIA Border Police Coast Guard patrol boat SOKHUMI and NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 ships: ESPS RAYO (Spain), ROS LT LUPU DINESCU (Romania), BGS SHKVAL (Bulgaria), TCG EDINCIK (Turkey) and ITS VIAREGGIO (Italy) participated in the joint naval manoeuvres.The purpose of the exercise is to increase the interoperability of the Georgian and NATO naval forces and strengthen our country's defence capabilities.NATO Naval Units regularly visit Georgian Ports, which is one of the tangible results of NATO-Georgia cooperation in terms of strengthening the Black Sea security. It is the second time NATO ships have visited Georgia in 2021.
Bilateral Cooperation Plan signed between the Georgian and Italian defense ministries
A delegation of the Italian Defence Forces headed by the Chief of the International Relations Service of the Italian Defense Staff, Brigadier General David Morpurgo is paying visit to Georgia.
The representatives of the Department of International Relations and Euro-Atlantic Integration of the MoD of Georgia and the General Staff of the Defence Forces hosted the members of the Italian delegation at the Ministry of Defence. During the meeting, the sides discussed bilateral cooperation issues in the field of defence and the future plans of partnership.
The Georgian side thanked the Italian delegation members for Italy's support of Georgia's sovereignty, territorial integrity and Euro-Atlantic integration aspirations. The topics highlighted during the meeting included security in the region and transformation of GDF aimed at enhancing the national defensive capabilities and interoperability with NATO.
The discussions also focused on the successful implementation of the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package (SNGP), the contribution of Italy to the development of SNGP initiatives - the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Center (JTEC) and the Defence Institution Building School (DIBS). Cooperation between the Military Police of GDF and the Italian Carabinieri Corps, including in the field of education were also reviewed.
At the end of the meeting, a bilateral cooperation plan for 2021 was signed between the Ministries of Defence of Italy and Georgia, which will set out the cooperation areas for the current year. Shalva Kvinikhidze, Head of the Department of International Relations and Euro-Atlantic Integration of MoD of Georgia and Brigadier General David Morpurgo, Head of the International Relations Service of the Italian Defense Staff signed the document.
Statement of the MOD Georgia