Sniper rifle shooting tournament was held in the Georgian Defence Forces. The competition was held in the firing ground of NATO Joint Training and Evaluation Centre.
According to the administration of the Georgian Defence Forces, 12 teams of Defence Forces participated in the sports competition. The military personnel participating in the tournament had to overcome a distance of 100 to 700 meters.
The winners were revealed in three prize categories. The teams having taken II and III places were awarded medals and I place winner was granted the cup. In the individual category, I place was taken by the representatives of the Special Operations Forces, and II and III places were gained by the soldiers of III and I infantry brigades. In the team category, the SOF soldiers won I place and II and III places were taken by II and III Infantry Brigade military.
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.
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The Georgian Defence Forces received 12 units of multifunctional armored backhoe loaders and 35 BMC Neocity type buses in order to develop the military-engineering and logistics directions.
Procurement of the armored tractors and vehicles was carried out in the framework of bilateral cooperation between Georgia and the Republic of Turkey. Minister of Defence of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to Georgia, H.E Fatma Ceren Yazgan attended the official ceremony for the transfer of material-technical means. They viewed the multifunctional armored tractors and 35 BMC buses exhibited on the drill ground of the 4th Mechanized Brigade. Irakli Garibashvili thanked the Ambassador of Turkey for the support of the Georgian Defence Forces. The document of handover and acceptance was signed by Colonel Ioseb Nikoleishvili, head of Strategic Planning Department of General Staff of the Georgian Defence Forces, and Colonel Burak Altiner, military attaché of the Republic of Turkey to Georgia.
The backhoe loaders are multifunctional and have various configurations. Defence Ministry received armored cabins in addition. Neocity-type 8.5 m buses fully satisfy the transportation needs of the military personnel.
Georgian Defence Forces procured the special equipment and vehicles from the Turkish companies Hidromek and BMC with the accumulated sums assigned during 2015-2017 under the Agreement on Military Financial Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Government of Georgia. New equipment will be transferred to the various units of the Georgian Defence Forces and make the engineering-logistical tasks more effective.
Georgia and Turkey have been closely and successfully cooperating in defence sphere for many years. The Turkish side has made a significant contribution to the development of the Georgian Defence Forces with its material-financial assistance.