The military base at Mihail Kogalniceanu (Constanta county, southeastern) on Wednesday, April 10, will host the opening ceremony of the multinational exercise Black Sea Rotational Force 13 (BSRF-13).
According to a press release from the Information and Public Relations Directorate of the Ministry of National Defence (MApN), BSRF-13 is a multinational exercise led by the Marine Corps of the United States of Europe (MARFOREUR), involving 14 nations for almost six months, being carried out in the Black Sea area, in the Balkans and the Caucasus region.
Participating in the exercise to be carried out in Romania, from April 5 to September 1, will be 2,200 troops from Macedonia, Armenia, Bulgaria, Romania and the United States. Romania will have 1,500 troops doing the exercise, belonging to all categories of military forces.
The Romanian Land Forces Staff will coordinate all forces and structures from the NATO member countries and the Partnership for Peace (PpP) participating in the common training exercise in Romania, with the goal of increasing the level of interoperability by training them to take part in peace-keeping and counterinsurgency operations.
The training programme is structured on modules that include: pre-deployment in theatres of operations, training for participation in peace-keeping missions, counterinsurgency, parachuting missions, boarding aircraft, activities for professional development of NCOs, specialized seminars.
The joint training activities will be carried out at Mihail Kogalniceanu military base, Babadag Training Area, Damieni, Craiova, Dej, Boboc, Bogata, Bacau, Targu Mures and Constanta.