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 14.5-mm armor-piercing rounds. “When manufacturing Lazika, its producers took the experience of international military industry into account,” Georgian Defense Minister Bacho Akhalaia told reporters after testing the vehicle on
February 25. Equipped with night-vision and thermal-imaging sights, the Lazika’s armament consists of a 23-mm autocannon and a 7.62-mm machine gun mounted on a remote-controlled weapon platform.
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...
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