The Acting Defence Minister Levan Izoria told lawmakers today that in the near future Georgia will receive the most modern, man-portable air defence system- FIM-92 Stingers from the United States.
Izoria said that together with Javelins, the new systems will significantly empower the country’s self-defence capabilities.
Such support from the United States indicates that we have the right defence policy,” Izoria said.
20 percent of the Defence Ministry budget is being spent on armament, which is one of the key standards of NATO,” Izoria said and added that the defence budget of Georgia amounts to 2 percent of the Gross Domestic Product of the country, which is also the NATO standard.
Izoria stated that his body has a long schedule, covering 2019-2025, over weaponry procurements, which he says will boost the country’s self-defence capabilities.