|Georgia unveils first home-made infantry combat vehicle|
|February 27, 2012|
The South Caucasus country of Georgia on Saturday unveiled its first home-made armored infantry combat vehicle Lazika here in a presentation.
Lazika, with a combined armor that could protect against 14.5-mm caliber armor-penetration bullets, is equipped with 23-mm caliber cannons and 7.62-mm machine guns, according to military sources.
With such assistance as day-and-night thermal vision, the tracked vehicle can operate in all lighting conditions, the sources said.
"Lazika is the No. 2 armored vehicle after Didgori although it is different in terms of purposes and characteristics," Akhalaia said.
The 14-ton vehicle is the advanced model of Didgori, a Georgian-made armored personnel carrier family, which was unveiled during the country's independent day military parade on May 26, 2011.
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