Georgian Defense Ministry buys Spanish UAVs
The Ministry of Defense of Georgia reported on September 28 that it purchased Spanish-made unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as renewed existing aircraft, and retrained the personnel, Civil.ge reports.
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Georgian Minister of Defense Irakli Garibashvili inspects new Spanish drones purchased by his Ministry (Picture source: Georgian MoD
Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Garibashvili visited the Marneuli Air Base, where he inspected the new aerial systems and attended demonstration flights.
A U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle (the Alpha 800), one of the models purchased by the Ministry, has recently been in the center of controversy after the Spanish manufacturer (Alpha Unmanned Systems) complained about it being gifted by Israeli officials to Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev in November 2016. Spanish side claimed this amounted to the transfer of sensitive technologies, Civil.ge reports.