Georgian Defense Ministry received 8 UH-1H Iroquois “Huey” helicopters. Official ceremony of transfer has been held on 12 pm, October 23 at Alekseevka airfield. 6 helicopters are the present of United States of America and 2 – of the Turkish Defense Ministry. Total value of the units is 6 million USD.
Georgian governmental officials, representatives of American and Turkish military and foreign diplomats attended an official ceremony of transfer of the helicopters. State Minister of Georgia Gia Arsenishvili, Defense Minister David Tevzadze, former chief in staff of the United States John Shalikashvili, Charge d’Affairs of the United States Philip Ramler and other officials delivered speeches during the ceremony.