The French Foreign Legion service members participated in a two-week long-range shooting course.
They were conducted by instructors from the Sniper Training School of the Special Operations Forces of the Georgian Defense Forces as part of the Joint Combined Exchange Training, according to a 25 November statement from the Ministry of Defense (MOD) (JCET). This is the second time military personnel from NATO member states have attended a sniper training course in Georgia, according to the Ministry. The training is being taken part in for the second time by the French Legion. The Commander of the Special Operations Forces, Colonel Teimuraz Klateishvili, and the French Defense Attaché in Georgia, Lieutenant Colonel Frédéric Campos, attended the drills, according to the MOD, which took place at the shooting range of Major Gela Chedia Special Purpose Training Center. The MOD observed that the troops underwent shooting drills at various fields while under duress and achieved high grades from the observers.