Georgia is likely to replace its fleet of 12 Su-25 fighter jets with combat drones after Russia declined to provide parts for the aircraft.
Georgia bought the aircraft fleet before its 2008 war with Russia. Russia invaded Georgia’s southern neighbour ostensibly to come to the defense of separatist forces in South-Ossetia. The two countries severed all diplomatic ties back then and have yet to recommence them, although trade in some commodities has been restarted. Those commodities, predictably, do not include armaments, given how the only likely enemy Georgia would use such deliveries against would be Russia, Eurasianet reported earlier this month citing Brigadier General Vladimir Chichibaia.
Only one of the dozen Su-25 jets has flown recently because the supplier of parts - Russia - has declined to provide them to Georgia. Both Russia and Georgia used Su-25s in the 2008 conflict, with both claiming a few “kills”.
“The decision to shift away from attack aircraft to drones amounts to recognition that Georgia's arsenal would not stand a chance in the event of another confrontation with Russia,” the brigadier general said.
The Georgian Defense Ministry has unveiled an indigenously designed and produced infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) called the Lazika at the Vasiani military testing grounds. Developed by the DELTA design bureau, the 14-ton Lazika IFV features multi-layered armor providing protection from 14
Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp., Atlanta, Ga
GENEVA --- Georgian cluster munitions fired in the conflict with Russia in August 2008 caused more damage and hit more locations than previously commonly reported, Human Rights Watch said today in a presentation to the Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva. Explosive remnants from the weapons, fired by both Russia and Georgia, continue to threaten people and their livelihoods
NEWTOWN, Conn. --- Following a review of the "August War" with Georgia, Russian military commanders have issued a new medium-term modernization and procurement plan
Georgia will replace its Kalashnikov machine guns with US-produced M240 machine guns, the press service of the Georgian Defense Ministry said in a statement Monday. According to the statement, the ministry will carry out the demonstration of new M240 machine guns during a ceremony celebrating the second anniversary since the opening of the NATO-Georgian Joint Training and Evaluation Centre (JTEC) in Krtsanisi Tuesday
Saudi Arabia has signed a deal with China to import unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and to set up production lines. Partnership agreement to manufacture drones was signed during Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud visit to China from March 15 to 18 where the two countries signed total 35 deals worth as much as $65 billion, IHS Janes reported Monday
Navantia Out; Naval Group, Saab and TKMS in $3B Dutch Walrus Replacement...
With No Foreign Patents, 500 Russian Arms Copied Abroad
Wind Tunnel Tests of Sino-Russian CRAIC CR929 Mockup Complete
AM General To Modernize Jordanian Fleet of 200 Humvee Vehicles
Germany To Finalise Order for 38 Eurofighter Jets, 110 E-Scan Radars
Turkish Navy to get First Indigenous Aircraft Carrier in 2020
Bechtel Bags US Navy's $1.4Bn Naval Nuclear Propulsion Components Contract
Su-57 Performs 16 Flights with New, Powerful Engine
Several joint production and direct procurement programs could be halted if the US and Europe carry through with their threat...
Sanctions-hit Iran has found ingenious ways to develop military hardware
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...