Regional security exercise “Agile Spirit 2016” comes to a close (September 9)

A Commander of a light infantry Tank during the exercise.

Regional security exercise “Agile Spirit 2016” comes to a close (September 9)

U.S. Marines alongside NATO allies and partners from the Baltics and Black Sea regions concluded a security exercise in a Republic of Georgia. Forces from Georgia, Ukraine, Latvia, Romania and Bulgaria converged on the city of Akhaltsikhe to demonstrate their collective defense of Europe’s eastern flank. “The exercise provides the platform to train Georgian military units in combined arms operations in the multinational environment,” said Col. Malkhaz Makardaze, commander of the Georgian Training and Military Education Command. Georgian tanks and Marine armored vehicles, which provide a critical defensive capability, were conducting several integrated live-fire training events. Anti-armor capabilities were also demonstrated using the TOW missile system among other weapons. Exercise Agile Spirit 16 is an annual exercise improving cooperation between participating nations to enhance regional security.

Photo: MOD Georgia
Regional security exercise “Agile Spirit 2016” comes to a close