Sunday, May 26, 2013




37,000 total active duty military personnel
140,000 reserve personnel

2008 South Ossetia War
In 2008, Georgia launched a military operation in South Ossetia that set off a war with Russia. The Georgian military was quickly overrun, while the U.S. stood by idle. Some Georgian soldiers had to be recalled from fighting along side U.S. forces in Iraq. Russia expelled Georgian forces from the breakaway South Ossetia and Abkhazia regions.
2 Georgian helicopters were destroyed. 4 naval vessels were sunk. Russia captured nine rigid hull inflatable craft.

A strategic highway that goes east to west, passing through Gori, was captured by Russian forces in 2008, effectively cutting Georgia in half.

The strategic Roki Tunnel was quickly captured by Russian forces in the 2008 conflict and used to move more Russian soldiers in from the North Ossetia part of Russia into the South Ossetia portion of Georgia.

Georgian Armed Forces

Air Force (merged into the army in 2010)
Army Air Section
About 3,000 personnel?

Su-25 ground attack aircraft (4)

L-39 trainer/light attack aircraft (6)

Mi-24 attack helicopters (6)

Mi-8 helicopters (12)

UH-1 helicopters (10)

Mi-14 helicopters (1)

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Elbit Hermes 450 (israeli made)
Elbit Skylark (israeli made)

Airfields at Alekseevka and Marneuli near Tblisi.

Python-5 air-to-air missiles
R-73 (AA-11 Archer) air-to-air missiles
Kh-29 air-to-surface missiles

The Georgian Navy was abolished in 2009 and incorporated into the Georgian Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard of Georgia is a sub-unit of the Georgian Border Guard.
Main base at the Black Sea port city of Poti. Another Coast Guard base is located at Batumi.
Special Counter-Terrorist unit.

37,000 personnel (Includes the Army Air Section)

T-72Sim tanks (israeli upgraded T-72)-200

T-54/55 tanks (30)

BMP-1U infantry fighting vehicles (Ukrainian upgraded BMP-1 with Shkval weapon modules)-79
BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles (100)
Lazika modular infantry fighting vehicles with Remote Weapon Station. Georgian made (6)

Wolf armored vehicles (50) israeli made.

Cougar MRAP
BTR-80 (70)

BTR-70 armored personnel carriers (45)
Otokar Cobra armored personnel carriers. Turkish made. (300)

Nurol Ejder armored personnel carriers. Turkish made. (100)
Didgori 1 armored personnel carriers. Georgian made. (25+) More on order.
Didgori 2 armored personnel carriers. Georgian made. (25+) More on order.

Didgori 3 armored personnel carriers. Georgian made. (5+) More on order.

MT-LB armored personnel carriers (80)

BRDM-2 armored reconnaissance vehicles (17)
HMMWV utility vehicles (110) More on order.

DRWS-1 remote weapon stations
DRWS-2 remote weapon stations

DELGA-1 fast attack vehicles. Georgian made. Used by Special Forces.

Israeli made Lynx multiple rocket launcher systems on Mercedes Actros 3341 6x6 trucks. (15)

Lynx multiple rocket launcher system with LAR-160 rockets. 

Lynx multiple rocket launcher system with 122mm rockets.

RM-70 multiple rocket launchers (60)

M-87 Orkan multiple rocket launchers (4)
M-63 Plamen multiple rocket launchers (12)
BM-21 multiple rocket launchers (80)
ZCRS-122- Georgian modified BM-21 rocket launcher with armored crew cabin.

2S19 MSTA (3)
DANA self propelled 152mm howitzers (47)

2S3 Akatsiya self propelled 152mm howitzers (32)
2S1 Gvozdika self propelled 122mm howitzers (30)

2S7 Pion self propelled 203mm howitzers (9)

D-20 (M1955) towed 152mm howitzers
2A65 towed 152mm howitzers (18)
2A36 towed 152mm howitzers (12)
2A18 (D-30) towed 122mm howitzers (120)

MT-12 towed 100mm anti-tank guns
D-48 towed 85mm anti-tank guns

Mortar carrier consisting of a  Didgori armored vehicle with a 120mm mortar.

2Bll 120mm mortars
M75 120mm mortars
M43 120mm mortars
2B9 Vasilek 82mm mortars
2B14 Podnos 82mm mortars
GM-120- Georgian made 120mm mortars
GM-82- Georgian made 82mm mortars
GM-60- Georgian made 60mm mortars
GNM-60 Georgian made light silent mortars. Used by Special Forces

RD-7 Off Route mine. Made in Georgia.

Anti-Tank Guided Missiles
FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank guided missiles
9K115-2 Metis
9M113 Konkurs
9K111 Fagot
Ukrainian made Skif anti-tank guided missiles?

RPG-7 anti-tank rocket launchers
RPG-18 anti-tank rocket launchers
RPG-22 anti-tank rocket launchers
AT-4 anti-tank rocket launchers
RPO-A Shmel flame rocket launchers
SPG-9 recoilless guns

CIS 40 automatic grenade launchers
AGS-17 automatic grenade launchers
GP-25 under barrel grenade launchers
M203 under barrel grenade launchers

NSV heavy machine guns
DshK heavy machine guns
PK machine guns
Negev light machine guns (israeli made)

PDShP-2 12.7mm sniper/anti-material rifles. Made in Georgia.

PDShP-1 12.7mm sniper/anti-material rifles Made in Georgia.

Barrett M82A1 sniper/anti-material rifles
Barret M95 sniper/anti-material rifles (For Special Forces use)
OM-50 Nemesis- Swiss made .50 cal sniper/anti-material rifles (For Special Forces use)
Zastava M93 Black Arrow- Serbian made 12.7mm or .50 cal NATO sniper rifles (For Special Forces use)
TRG-22/42 rifles (For Special Forces use)
Galil sniper rifles (israeli made)
M24 sniper rifles
Delta 308- Georgian made 7.62x51mm (.308) sniper rifle  
Dragunov SVD
VSS Vintorez silenced sniper rifles (For Special Forces use)
Scout SRS (Stealth Recon Scout) rifle
TAR-21 assault rifles
AK-74 assault rifles. Standard issue.
G36 assault rifles (For Special Forces use)
M4 carbines
HK MP5 sub-machine guns (For Special Forces use)
Makarov PM pistols
Glock 21 pistols (For Special Forces use)
Glock 17 pistols
CZ-75 pistols
Tanfoglio Force pistols
IMI Desert Eagle pistols (israeli made)
Jericho 941 pistols (israeli made)
SIG Sauer P226 pistols

Air Defense
SA-3 Goa (S-125) self propelled surface-to-air missiles
Tor M1 s(SA-15) elf propelled surface-to-air missiles
Buk M1 (SA-11) self propelled surface-to-air missiles
SA-8 Gecko (9K33 Osa) self propelled surface-to-air missiles

SPYDER self propelled surface-to-air missile system . Uses Python and Derby air-to-air missiles. israeli made.

SA-13 Gopher (9K35 Strela-10) self propelled surface-to-air missiles

SA-7 Grail (9K32 Strela-2) shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles
SA-18 Grouse (9K38 Igla) shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles
Grom shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles. Polish made.
French made Mistral ATLAS surface-to-air missiles on ACMAT VLRA 2 vehicles

ZU-23-2 towed anti-aircraft guns
ZSU-23-4 towed anti-aircraft guns

S-60 towed anti-aircraft guns

Special Forces Brigade

MIA counter terrorist unit

National Guard
550 personnel




Georgian Companies
STC Delta (State Military Scientific Technical Center Delta)
Tbilisi Aircraft Manufacturing (part of STC Delta)


Georgian Armed Forces pictures

Breakaway regions of Abkazia and South Ossetia


Mi-24 attack helicopters

Mi-8 helicopters

T-55 tanks

BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles
BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles
BTR-70  armored personnel carriers
BTR-60  armored personnel carriers
MT-LB armored personnel carriers

BRDM-2 armored reconnaissance vehicles

UAZ-469 utility vehicles

BM-21 multiple rocket launchers

2A18 towed 122mm
D-44 towed 85mm
KSM-65 towed 100mm coastal guns?

120mm mortars

82mm mortars

AT-5 (9M113 Konkurs) anti-tank guided missiles

AK-74 assault rifles
SKS rifles

SA-8 (9K33 Osa) surface-to-air missile launchers

BRDM-2 with surface-to-air missiles launchers

SA-7 surface-to-air missile launchers

ZSU-23-4 self propelled anti-aircraft guns

Special Forces with blue berets?

Marines with black berets

Border Guards with green berets

patrol boats

Abkhazia military forces pictures

South Ossetia

Mostly captured Georgian weapons and equipment.

T-72 tanks?

T-55 tanks?

Otokar Cobra


BM-21 multiple rocket launchers

AK-47 style weapons
AK-74 assault rifles

2S1 self propelled 122mm howitzers

with blue berets?

Border Guard with green berets?

with Black berets?



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