Irakli Gharibashvili: We're discarding the Soviet-era special technics

Thanks to this agreement, we're discarding the Soviet-era produced special technics and as well as the outdated ones made by the NATO non-member countries, - stated the Defence Minister Irakli Gharibashvili in his speech given after signing the procurement about the purchase of special technics.

According to him, the Georgian Army had to use the technics which were uncomfortable, non-effective, and uncredible. Gharibashvili stated that the Ministry purchased up to 500 units of special technics from the leading European manufacturers.

"Thanks to this agreement, we're discarding the Soviet-era produced special technics and as well as the outdated ones made by the NATO non-member countries. This wasn't the quality that our Army deserved. Thus, with the unprecedented renewal, we're becoming interoperable with NATO standards in this domain too. According to our project, we're purchasing up to 500 units of special technics from the leading European manufacturers, such as German "MAN", Italian "Iveco" and America "Ford". The names and the credibility of the listed companies confirm that our main principle - all the best goes to Army - is being realized. The Ministry will pay the bill in several installments which will be extended to a couple of years - it will be a preferential duty for us. The purchase is an important decision in terms of the effectiveness of expenses. The purchases from the same companies will save money and facilitate the service in the future. As a result of this, the abilities and effective mobility of our Army will grow to a great extent. Overall, the aim of our new and modern standards is to develop our Army's preparedness and increase our defence capabilities", - stated Gharibashvili.

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