TBILISI, DFWatch – The United States might might provide military assistance to Georgia’s air and sea defenses.

According to a common statement by the U.S. and Georgia as part of the strategic partnership established in 2009, the U.S. might contribute to surveillance systems for air and sea defense.

“We discussed options to help Georgia develop its air surveillance and air defense and coastal surveillance capabilities as well as defensive combat engineer capabilities, improve leadership and training skills of its non-commissioned officers, advance the command and control abilities of its brigade headquarters, and prepare to upgrade its utility helicopter fleet,” the statement reads.

Apart from military cooperation, the partnership also encompasses promotion of democracy, trade, and culture.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Georgia June 5 and took part in a conference under the partnership, which was established in the wake of the Russo-Georgian war in 2008.