Georgia will host the Agile Spirit 2021 multinational exercise next week involving 2,500 troops from 15 NATO allied and partner countries in Georgia between July 26 and August 6.
Agile Spirit is a Georgian Defence Forces and US Army Europe and Africa cooperatively-led, joint multinational brigade-level exercise, incorporating a simulated command post exercise, field training, and joint multinational, battalion-level combined arms live-fire exercises.
Approximately 2,500 military personnel from 15 allied and partner forces will participate from the following nations: Georgia (host nation), Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Italy, and Azerbaijan.— U.S. Army Europe and Africa (@USArmyEURAF) July 20, 2021
This will be the 10th Agile Spirit exercise, which initially was an annual US Marine Forces Europe exercise between US and the Georgian military forces, but in 2018 transformed into a biennial US Army Europe and Africa exercise, part of US European Command’s Joint Exercise Program.
Two major objectives have stayed consistent throughout each iteration - increasing interoperability among participating nation militaries and strengthening regional security cooperation”, the US Army Europe and Africa says.
Georgia-produced Didgori 1 and Didgori Medevac military vehicles will take part in the multinational exercise for the first time.
The defence ministry has announced that the movement will be temporarily restricted tomorrow at Senaki-Leselidze and Khashuri-Akhaltsikhe-Vale motorway as the vehicles will be driving from Senaki to Orpholo.
At today's briefing, MoD Juansher Burchuladze assessed the importance of #AgileSpirit, a multinational exercise conducted with the @USArmyEURAF, 10th iteration of which will be held on Jul. 26 - Aug. 6 to strengthen the readiness of participant forces & foster regional security. pic.twitter.com/Wl4FxNOLbx— MOD Georgia (@ModGovGe) July 21, 2021
Agile Spirit 2021 enhances US, Georgian, allied and regional partner forces’ readiness and interoperability in a realistic training environment.
The exercise will take place in five training locations in Georgia:
This year is the first time where a combined multinational airborne operation with participation from Georgia, United Kingdom, and Poland will occur.
For the first time Special Operation Forces from Georgia, United States, United Kingdom, Romania and Poland will perform combined operations at Sorta Training area, Georgia.