Georgia unveils its new local made Lazika tracked armoured infantry fighting combat vehicle 2602121
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Defense News - Georgia
|Sunday, February 26, 2012, 11:03 AM|
|Georgia unveils its new local made Lazika tracked armoured infantry fighting combat vehicle.|
Georgia unveils February 25, 2012, a local made Tracked Inrfantry Combat vehicle "Lazika" at the Vasiani military firing-range. The Georgian President and Defence Minister drove a few kilometers in a new armored vehicle along with military servicemen.
The New Georgian Lazika IFV tracked Infantry Combat Vehicle at the Vasiani military firing-range.
Lazika is the number two armored vehicle after Didgori although it is different in terms of purpose and characteristics. Unlike Didgori which is patrolling, light armored, reconnaissance vehicle, Lazika, which has been presented today, is heavy armored, mobile and offensive fighting vehicle that is not produced by many states. I should say that we have seriously worked in this area and coping with this challenge indicates that we can further develop this direction,” said Defence Minister Bacho Akhalaia.
“When manufacturing Lazika, its producers took into account experience of international military industry. Lazika is the second Georgian armored combat vehicle which was produced on the basis of Military Scientific-Technical Center “Delta” subordinate to the Ministry of Defence of Georgia. The first vehicle Didgori was presented to the public on the Military parade on May 26 of 2011