Georgian defence officials have praised a “new stage” in defence partnership between the United States and Georgia as a US Army unit joined Georgian troops in a combined live fire event this week, Trend reports referring to Agenda.ge.
It represented the climax of the participation of the Cobra Company, 1st Armoured Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division of the US Army Europe in combat readiness assessment on Georgian training areas over the week.
The event marks the first case of a US unit holding training in the country, using local infrastructure, outside of annual multinational drills.
The event saw service members from the partnering states navigate to target locations under dawn, breach obstacles, engage a simulated enemy, secure buildings and perform casualty evacuations.
The combined performance was praised as a “new stage” in the US-Georgian defence cooperation by Levan Izoria, the Minister of Defence of Georgia, earlier today.
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