In the exercises, which started Today in the Caucasus "backyard" of Russia - in Georgia, participate Georgian and American Soldiers, says the Austrian.
The teachings are called Noble Partner ( "Noble partner" ), and they involve about 600 military, said the magazine.
"The purpose of the exercise is to help Georgia prepare infantry company for future missions rapid reaction forces of NATO. Part of these forces, containing land, and Maritime components, will be placed in Georgia. Today, the 25-strong contingent, which includes mostly German, Dutch and Norwegian troops, is in a stage of restructuring and May be primed state in 2016 ", - informs the print edition.
Georgia is not a NATO member, its full membership there shall be excluded from vigorous opposition of Russia and the positions of several Western European countries. However, Tbilisi has long established partnership relations With the Alliance, and thousands of Georgian military was involved and participate in NATO operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The present Teachings are in the area of the military base Vaziani approximately 20 kilometres South-East of Tbilisi. Base incorporates the polygon and military airport with a large runway, where in Soviet times was stationed 34th air army of the Soviets. After the destruction of the USSR, Russian troops remained there until 2001. During military clashes in the last month of summer 2008, the Base was bombed, reminiscent of the magazine.
American troops are represented mostly by soldiers infantry company of the 3rd infantry division, the headquarters of which is located in the U.S. state of Georgia. Since 2014 is a military formation of the time located in Eastern Europe - in the framework of the NATO operation Atlantic Resolve, which began in connection With the crisis in Ukraine. The operators are deployed Today in Bulgaria, Romania and the Baltic States.
last week, the U.S. military court delivered to Georgia on the Black sea 14 infantry fighting vehicles " Bradley ", while Russian ships or aircraft on a route has not been noticed, writes que press.