U.S. M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks and Bradley infantry fighting vehicles with other military equipment arrived at a military base in Vaziani (near Tbilisi) to participate in international exercises Noble Partner 2017 on Wednesday.
As reported by the Georgian Ministry of Defense, US military equipment was delivered by rail from the port of Poti.
Noble Partner is a training exercise led by US Army Europe, hosted by the country of Georgia. The mission is to support the training, evaluation and eventual certification of Georgia’s second light infantry company contribution to the NATO Response Force. Although the country of Georgia is not a member of NATO, it and other NATO partners voluntarily contribute to the NRF.
The exercises will be held from July 30 to August 12.