A reported missile deal would build on previous agreements between the UK and Ukraine designed to strengthen Kiev's naval power.
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict adds extra motivation for Georgian procurement
The deepening military conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh is causing alarm in Georgia, which shares a border with both countries.
The conflict may spur on the Georgian MoD's efforts to accelerate purchases under its 2019-2022 armed forces procurement programme. The republic wants to replace obsolescent Soviet-era equipment with NATO-standard materiel.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia in early October, to discuss the prospects of Georgia joining the alliance.
These talks will continue until the end of 2020, Shephard understands.
However, the government set a defence budget of just GEL880 …
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