Training on operation of MILES I-HITS and VBS-3 simulation systems is underway
The NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Evaluation Center (JTEC) is hosting the training on MILES I-HITS and VBS-3 simulation systems. The course aims to develop relevant skills for the operation of equipment for JTEC military personnel so that they will be able to independently conduct training for various units of the Defense Forces in the future with these simulation systems.
VBS-3 is used for the preparation of company-level units and MILES I-HITS systems are designed to conduct field exercises for a battalion and an adversary unit (force-to-force). The two-week course is held for the first time and includes theoretical and practical trainings.
Press release of the JTEC
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
Conscripts Took Oath at Basic Combat Training Center
Military servicemen took a military oath at Senior Sergeant Zaza Peradze Basic Combat training Center in Akhalkalaki. From now on they undergo contract-based military service in various units of Georgian Defense Forces. Commander of the Center, Colonel Zakaria Kalandadze congratulated the conscripts on successful accomplishment of the course and wished them honorable service for homeland.
The conscripts underwent basic combat training at Senior Sergeant Zaza Peradze Basic Combat training Center for eight weeks. They mastered in skills in tactics, communication, first medical aid, marksmanship and other disciplines.
Following the official part of the ceremony an open door day event was held for the family members of the conscripts. They got familiar to conscripts’ dwelling conditions and attended the presentation on Basic Combat training Center.
Visit of the JFTC Commander of the NATO Joint Forces Training Center
The new Commander of the NATO Joint Training Center (JFTC), Major General Norbert Wagner, paid a working visit to Georgia. The purpose of the visit was to inform of the capabilities of the Georgian Defense Forces, especially, the future operation and cooperation plans of the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Assessment Center (JTEC).
Major General Norbert Wagner hosted by NATO-Georgia Training and Evaluation Control Center (JTEC). During the visit, the NATO General had meetings with the Deputy Commander of the Defense Forces, Major General Zaza Chkhaidze and Brigadier General Irakli Chichinadze.
Heads of the Joint Defense Training and Assessment Center of the Defense Forces and NATO-Georgia thanked the JFTC Commander for the visit and support. At the meetings the main topics were the ongoing reforms in the Georgian Defense Forces, the development of the capabilities of the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Assessment Center (JTEC) and increasing compatibility with NATO, as well as the organization of NATO-Georgia joint exercises planned for 2022 in Georgia.
During a three-day visit to Georgia, the Commander of the NATO Joint Training Center visited the Combat Training Center (CTC) in Vaziani. Major General Norbert Wagner also got acquainted with the interagency exercise "Didgori 21" on the territory of the General Military Center and visited the field component of the exercise in Vaziani.
JTEC has been working closely with the NATO Joint Training Center (JFTC) in Poland since 2017 under a mentoring program. Mentoring was aimed at preparing JTEC for the 2019 NATO-Georgia Exercise Oversight (ODE) role. In 2020, a partnership agreement was signed between JTEC and the NATO Joint Training Center (JFTC). The document promotes the development of JTEC as one of the full-fledged training centers affiliated with NATO.
Source: 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.