Georgian-produced defence hardware on first-ever show at Paris exhibition

Armoured vests, a handheld grenade launcher and a mortar seen at Delta display. Photo: Delta., 22 Jun 2018 - 19:16, Tbilisi,Georgia

For the first time in Georgia’s history, arms and hardware produced in the country was exhibited at Eurosatory, a major international land and air defence and security exhibition held in Paris.

Armoured vehicles, mortars, an anti-tank mine and a brand-new rifle was only a part of the equipment exhibited at the display by the State Military Scientific-Technical Centre Delta.

Present among over 1800 companies from more than 60 countries, Delta’s production was featured in the fair that hosted around 58 thousand visitors over five days.

The Georgian company showcased the following items at the large-scale show:

  • Modified Didgori armoured personnel carrier
  • Armored Medical Evacuation Vehicle
  • Mortars of 60mm, 82mm and 120mm calibres
  • "Modernised” handheld grenade launcher
  • RD-7 anti-tank mine equipped with an optical electronic sensor device
  • MK-1 and MK-2 armoured vest models
  • Helmets
  • Anti-material rifle of 12,7mm calibre
  • GNM-60 silent mortar
  • A unified control module "stabilised in two dimensions”
  • Anti-hail rocket platform

A release by Delta said their hardware had captured attention of attendees and official representations at the fair.

Delta's 12,7mm anti-material rifle, exhibited at the show. Photo: Delta.

This included interviewers from Army Recognition World Defense & Security News and Army Guide publications, who spoke to the delegation from the Georgian company for their magazines.

Delta has produced armoured vehicles, small arms and personnel protection equipment as well as civilian technology.

Beside providing equipment to Georgian armed forces, the company has also won international contracts on defence hardware.