US funding purchase of 600 M249 squad automatic weapons for Georgian Defence Forces

  • The United States is funding the equipping of the Georgian Defence Forces with 600 M249 Squad Automatic Weapons (SAW). Photo: MOD Georgia.

Agenda.ge, 20 Nov 2020 - 20:32, Tbilisi,Georgia

The United States is funding the equipment of the Georgian Defence Forces with 600 M249 portable, gas operated, light machine guns, or Squad Automatic Weapons (SAW) 'as part of our commitment to Georgia's defence and territorial integrity', announces the US Embassy to Georgia.

The embassy also announced that as part of the fielding plan the US advisors will conduct a two-week, 'train-the-trainer’ course for a team of 15 Georgian soldiers from the Georgian Defence Force's Training and Military Education Command.

Once proficient, the Georgian soldiers will then train teams from Defence Force's Eastern and Western Operational Commands", says the embassy.

The US trainers are members of the Third Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment and conducted the training on behalf of the seventh Army Training Command based in Germany.

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