Georgia challenges for Saudi Arabian armoured car tender

  • Didgori 1, a light armored vehicle, manufactured by MoD’s research center, Delta, and first unveiled in 2011., 16 Sep 2014 - 13:17, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s state-owned Delta military industrial complex is challenging an international tender to design an armoured military vehicle.

Azerbaijani news agency Azernews reported a Delta official said Georgia hoped to win the Saudi Arabian tender.

Otar Chiteishvili , head of the foreign trade department of the Georgian Military Scientific and Technical Centre ‘Delta’ said on August 28 numerous sketches with technical characteristics were sent to the tender commission on August 26.

"An armoured vehicle is designed for the evacuation of wounded servicemen from the battle area," he said.

The tender was open for international bids until September 18. The winner will be announced in late September or early October.

Chiteishvili said Delta started building its international network of sales a year ago.

Within this framework it mainly cooperated with representatives of 22 countries in Africa and the Middle East.

"These countries inform [Delta] about their announced tenders,” he said.

In his interview with Azernews, Chiteishvili said Delta also negotiated with several other countries, including with Egypt in connection with the delivery of 64 patrol-type armored vehicles.