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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Georgia to Buy Advanced Air Defense Missiles From France

CrotaleOn June 15 Georgian Defense Minister Tina Khidasheli signed an agreement with ThalesRaytheonSystems President Gerome Bedel for the purchase of “advanced” air defense systems that will “guarantee the country’s air defense,” Khidasheli said.

Even though many of its details remain shrouded in mystery, Tbilisi hailed the air defense deal as “a breakthrough” because the Western nations had previously refrained from selling even defensive weapons to the Georgian military.

The contract was inked on the sidelines of the Le Bourget 2015 International Air Show outside Paris.

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