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    Hundreds of US and Georgian troops are set to participate in a joint military exercise that will commence on Wednesday near the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.

    TBILISI (Sputnik) The war games called Exercise Noble Partner 2016 will be conducted on May 11-26 at Georgia’s Vaziani Air Base, 12 miles from Tbilisi.

    The exercise will bring together 500 Georgian and 650 US service members as well as 150 UK military personnel. It will feature a full range of equipment, from US Abrams tanks and Bradley infantry vehicles to M119 howitzers and Georgia’s T-72 tanks and BMP-2 infantry combat vehicles.

    The drills are aimed at enhancing US and Georgian interoperability within the NATO Response Force, which is a high readiness force established in 2003 to respond to emerging security situations.


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