Georgia Will Complete Air Defense Modernization by the End of the Year with the Help of Israeli Company Rafael
He added that Georgia is preparing personnel to start operating the air defense elements, which were purchased from France on the basis of the contract signed back in 2015. The official also announced the beginning of the purchase of portable anti-aircraft missile systems of the Stinger type, both with their own money and with the support of partners.
The republic's Defense Ministry is also working to create and equip a joint air surveillance center. The country plans to restore the existing radar systems and purchase medium- and long-range air defense missiles.
Earlier, Italian President Sergio Mattarella told Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili that Rome supports the accession of the Caucasian state to the European Union.