But everybody(in the army) knows who is our enemy and even the president often says
+you can see the photo that I have posted that presumable targets were also in Tskhinvali reagion.ďI would like to congratulate for the successful completion of the military exercise. Today we have witnessed once more that in spite of the effort of our opponent forces to demolish our Armed Forces, demoralize our combat personnel - our officers, our soldiers, our corporals, our sergeants we managed to maintain their combat spirit and strength, but also managed to continue and hasten the modernization process recently. We donít have any illusion who is our enemy. Of course, the rival is hypothetical in each exercise. But all of us know very well who intervened in Georgia, who occupies Georgian territories, who has further aggressive plans towards Georgia. You all know quite well that you are the main defenders of Georgia. Of course, when a country is in trouble and under attack, each citizen becomes a soldier; each citizen becomes a protector of his motherland. But you are the major front and decisive line of our defense, the most important guarantor of the countryís future. Thatís why we continue full support to our Armed Forces, modernization in maximal rate and we will achieve Georgian Armed Forces to be very well trained, equipped with high standards and ready to carry out all tasks and overcome all challenges that we face to.
sure guys it can't say "we have the official priority to try to retake the lost regions again" like it didn't say that official till the war, till it was "re-establishing constitutional order"
but whatever, thanks again for the information, i see that georgian armed force are in the momenten devoloping defensive
4th Brigade, IR exercise music-video
Last edited by GeneralL; 05-03-2011 at 09:43 PM.
I wonder how the re-armament policy goes.
The calssified wiki-leaks document of February 2009 about the state of the Georgian Army after the war gives only wage and incorrect informations, since it is outdated for more than two years allready. From mid 2009 since now, according to different accounts, Georgia received a huge amount of small arms of both Soviet-Russian and US / Israeli origin. Now allmost every Brigade is equipped with a number of uparmored M1151 vehicles, which according to the document were originally thought to be used only by the Special Forces Brigade in Afghanistan. That contract has been overwritten and widened onto Infantry operating level. Cobra vehicles were integrated into Army elements, what is not common since it was bought for police duties. This could give evidence of much more vehicles beeing ordered, same goes for the Nurol Ejder. GAF battalions give more and more the impression to posses more mobility, then before. Training is more efficient then the 10 years before. Individual gear reaches effective fighting condition.
On the other hand, it seems that the tank force is beeing slowly reduced and obviously as touche replaced by Anti-Tank systems, in opposite of light tank forces IFV ( BMP ) which numbers seem to increase, togheter with the amount of light vehicles and artillery.
The only thing I would really work on additionally is the Air-Defence, Osas and Shilkas are not enough, more Buks and other heavier systems are needed, as well as more Manpads.
About BTR-80. I don't think we have a lot of them. In general BTR family. But maybe you could give some info. Last time they only presented BTR-80 on the parade. Do we still maintain the BTR-70DI or are they beeing fully replaced now ?
As for T-55s, I think there are only 3 left, the ones on Orpholo military Polygon, or am I wrong?
I still think the moment our military embargo is lifted, we should get rid of T-72s, and buy something modern and Western. Long range Artillery would not hurt either.
T-55s were withdrew a long time ago.
If any gunship can survive any hit its Mi-24 because of its only advantage-armor.A Mi-24 wont survive a single salvo if it's hit.
I think our priority must be Air defenses and then AT missiles.
We have no kind of military embargo, expect of Russia's illusionary threats. The US and Israel are still selling us weapons, aswell as Turkey and Ukraine. Noone is just though enough to sell us heavy equipement. That's the problem.
Yeah 40-50 BTRs sounds most realistic. Maybe even up to 70.
There is an agreement between Kremlin and White House, so that Washington gives a directive to its allies not to supply to us anything heavier than an RPG, it is sad, but it is true. On the other hand maybe it is good, no-one in our government will get any illusions of omnipotence again.
Sure, but would Georgia even be able to buy those "heavy equipment" or you except USA will give them for free?
If you have financial means, you can buy qualitative equipment anywhere.
Last edited by AttilaA; 05-01-2011 at 03:13 PM.
Looks like we have some problem about that.Mikheil Saakashvili: Georgia needs defensive systems
I didn`t say that it will or not . But armor is not the specification of Mi-24 that can be rejected.A ZSU will rip it apart. Remember, it are four cannons shooting at the same time.