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Georgia is launching the production of an automatic rifle of NATO standards GI-4 (5.56) at a Georgian-Israeli enterprise Delta CAA, which was incorporated at the premises of Delta, Manufacturing of the automatic firearms of NATO standards was observed by Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia together with Juansher Burchuladze, Minister of Defense of Georgia and Major Gen. Giorgi Matiashvili, Chief of the Georgian Defense Forces today.

The Head of Government of Georgia underlined the significance of the enterprise, thereby noting that every unit of the rifle, including the plastic details, will be manufactured locally at the enterprise.

"It is yet another completed task. It was our promise, which I voiced almost a year ago. We started an intensive work towards it back then and you now see the outcome - joint venture manufacturing automatic rifles. We imported state-of-the-art machinery and equipment from the USA. It is the most advanced technology and every unit of the firearms is produced here. We have now officially launched the enterprise and will be producing GI-4 similar to M4, which is very important. I congratulate Delta LLC and everyone at the Ministry of Defense of Georgia with this milestone achievement. Apart from this, you may well be aware that every unit of the rifle - including the plastic details - will be produced locally at the enterprise. We trained our staff - people who work here. This is a very important achievement and I congratulate everyone with the commissioning of this utterly vital enterprise" noted the Prime Minister of Georgia.

Automatic rifles of NATO standards - GI-4 (5.56) will be manufactured at the enterprise for the defense forces of Georgia. It will facilitate the supply of modern firearms to the military divisions of the country. This project was initiated in the country during the time when Irakli Garibashvili served as a Minister of Defense. New Georgian-Israeli enterprise is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and equipment manufactured in leading countries of the world. Full technological cycle of production will be performed locally to manufacture GI-4 (5.56) in Georgia. Functionalities of the enterprise will further broaden in future to enable for the production of various firearms and accessories. It will also be possible to modernize various weapons at the enterprise. In addition, it is planned to produce output for export markets in future. Company employs outstanding graduates of higher education institutions, who have already been retrained.

Press Service of the Government Administration  

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Fake news harms individuals and the democratic development of their countries. It is important for citizens to investigate, research, and communicate in order to verify news and its sources. The U.S. Embassy supports the development of media literacy in Georgia by working with the Media Development Foundation (MDF), whose staff run the Media Literacy Youth Lab which helps young people in different regions across Georgia develop analytical and fact-checking skills.
This year, within the framework of UNESCO's Global Media and Information Literacy Week, we were happy to support MDF's Media Literacy Forum which unveiled the U.S. Embassy-funded Georgian translation of the UNESCO handbook: "Journalism, 'Fake News' and Disinformation" - available here: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000375682
 
Source: US Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia
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