NATO-Georgia Exercise 2016 starts near Tbilisi
The first NATO-Georgia joint multinational brigade-level exercise, the NATO-Georgia Exercise 2016, started at the Joint Training and Evaluation Center, near Tbilisi.
The exercise is aimed at developing the necessary skills in officers to plan NATO operations and testing the interoperability of Georgian, Allied and Partner Forces. Along with the Georgian side, Allied Command Transformation (ACT), Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) and Joint Force Training Center (JFTC) are involved in the planning and execution of the exercise, Sputnik reports.
Officers from 13 NATO-member and two partner countries will take part in the exercise, including Turkey, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Belgium, Slovenia, UK, US, Ukraine and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
The exercise will take place from November 10 to 20.