In Putin's backyard: Rafael signs deal with Georgia for maintenance of Spyder system

Rafael will provide maintenance for the air defense system that Georgia acquired a number of years ago. The deal is estimated to be worth $12 million

The agreements were signed at the defence ministry in Tbilisi and unveiled on Friday. Screenshot from Ministry of Defence of Georgia video -

Georgian website reports that at the end of last week an agreement was reached between the Georgian Defense Ministry and Israeli defense companies for the rehabilitation of the Eurasian country's air defense network. 

According to the agreements unveiled by the Defense Ministry at the end of the week, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will work with the Georgian armed forces in order to bring the air defense up to required standards, and personnel manning the systems will also be re-trained. The deal for continued maintenance of the Spyder system, produced by Rafael, is worth about $12 million. 

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