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Tbilisi invites Turks to Georgian Special Force2009-11-13 17:37
According to an unnamed source in the Russian special services Tbilisi called Ankara to assist in formation of its special task force, Izvestia newspaper writes.gt-en-newsitem-inside
This is a squadron of rangers meant as a basis of Georgia's forces for special operations in foothills and mountain areas of Georgia. The squadron's supposed strength is over 500 with the total strength of the special task force being over 1,500.
The source reported Georgia was working on improvement of anti-missile and anti-tank defense as well as formation of highly mobile forces equipped with modern tools for efficient handling of special operations in the mountains.
The source also confirmed that Tbilisi's defense capability will be enhanced by Patriot-2, Stinger and Needle-3 missile complexes plus Javelin and Hellfire-2 anti-tank missile complexes supplied by the USA.
"Tbilisi plans to involve Ankara in formation of the special task force", - he summed up.
Earlier the unnamed source in the Russian special services reported that the US offered Georgia a large lot of weaponry, military equipment and ammunition for the amount over USD 100 mln. According to him in reply to official Tbilisi's request on provision of military assistance Barrington Alliance Inc. prepared an offer to ship air defense complexes, anti-tank missile complexes, and automatic small arms with ammunition.