Georgia sells “outdated” military jets

Agenda.ge, 19 Jun 2014 - 17:52, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s Ministry of Defence is planning to sell ‘outdated’ military aircraft and rejuvenate its aerial capabilities by upgrading its aviation fleet.

In a statement released today, the Ministry of Defence confirmed six Su-25 attack aircraft were earmarked to be sold.

"The aviation division of Georgia’s Armed Forces needs to be renewed. There are six attack aircraft among them that we are planning to sell as they are outdated and cannot be repaired,” said the Ministry today.

The planes have not been used for several years as they were old.

While officials are still debating whether to sell the assault aircrafts, it appeared the six planes would soon find a new home. The exact date of when the aircraft will be sold, and who they will be sold to, has not been specified.

The Ministry said the money gained from selling the planes would be spent on developing the Georgian Army and upgrading the country’s military aviation fleet.

"The goal of the Ministry of Defence is to equip the Army with modern armament and the decision to renovate the aviation fleet just serves this objective,” read the statement.

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