Georgia could be interesed to purchase SAMP Aster 30 air defense missile system from France.

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Georgia's defense minister has said that negotiations to acquire air defense systems remain underway, contrary to claims from his predecessor that Russia scuttled attempts to buy such weaponry from the West.




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According the Eurasianet.org website, Georgia has showed interest to acquire new air defense system from France. Ex-defense minister of Georgia, Irakli Alasania has started negociations to acquire air defense systems from France.

A "Memorandum of Understanding" on supply of new anti-missile systems and air defense systems was signed by the former Minister of Defence of Georgia Irakli Alasania and leading French weapons concerns on October 28 last year.

"Over the past 22 years, air defence has been our 'Achilles' heel,'" Alasania said in a TV interview, reported BBC Monitoring. "Therefore, when I came to the [Defence] Ministry, the first thing I did together with our military men was to determine air defence as our top priority. This was a system of exclusively defensive character, and I openly spoke about it in my plans."

Ex-Minister of Defense’s boast of the French anti-aircraft system being able to shoot down even the Russian “Iskander” missiles makes us think that he aimed to obtain the modern French anti-air system SAMP/Tbecause only the Aster 30 type of active radiolocation targeting missiles are able to shoot down helicopters and planes at the altitude of 25 km and the distance of 100 km as well as destroy the Russian “Tochka-U” tactical ballistic missiles within the 35 km radius. The Aster 30 anti-aircraft missile may also be used against the more modern “Iskanders” as well, but at an even closer range.

Current Georgian Defense Minister, Mindia Janelidze said that increase of country’s air defense capabilities is one of the priorities for Georgian MoD and added that consultations on the issue are ongoing not only with France but with other partners as well.

Active consultations are underway not just with one, but several partner states, to increase our air defense capabilities,” the Defense Minister said.
 
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How hard is to integrate multiple air defense systems?
 
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@Gabriel92 is there any news in french media about the saudi french deals ? what are they ? its 30 or 33 billion dollar deal!
you think they listened to me and decided to buy 2 mistral ships ?! :D
 
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@Gabriel92 is there any news in french media about the saudi french deals ? what are they ? its 30 or 33 billion dollar deal!
you think they listened to me and decided to buy 2 mistral ships ?! :D
Is there a recent deal?
 
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Is there a recent deal?
yeah but all they mentioned was the number. and its not even the head line. as if it was 33 potatoes lol
 
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yeah but all they mentioned was the number. and its not even the head line. as if it was 33 potatoes lol
Can you please refer me to the article?
 
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@Gabriel92 is there any news in french media about the saudi french deals ? what are they ? its 30 or 33 billion dollar deal!
you think they listened to me and decided to buy 2 mistral ships ?! :D
Actually,the last "deal" i heard with SaudiA (still in negociation) is to sell patrol ships. (~30 units).
If SaudiA asks us to provide them Fremms to their Eastern Fleet,we will be proud to provide them. :)
 
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