More than 2,000 Romanian, US and British soldiers in joint drill in Galati and Constanta

More than 2,000 Romanian, American and British soldiers will participate in a multinational drill named “Spring Wind 15”, due to take place during April 16-30 in Smârdan polygon (Galati) and the Mihail Kogalniceanu centre (Constanta), to maintain operational capability of the NATO structures.
Defence Minister Mircea Dusa attended on Tuesday evening in Buzau the units’ alerting – 2nd Infantry Division “Getica”, being accompanied by Chief of General Staff, General Nicolae Ciuc?.
This is the largest military mobilization in four counties – Vrancea, Galati, Buzau and Braila.
This mobilization has not been made during the last six years due to lack of money, said Minister Dusa.
During April 16-30, the polygon Smârdan, Gala?i County, and the Air Administrative Centre Mihail Kogalniceanu in Constanta County will be held the multinational drill “Spring Wind 15” for joint training of NATO and partner countries soldiers to maintain operational capabilities of the structures and the specific requirements for interoperability and standardization of NATO and the European Union.
The drill will be attended by approximately 1,500 Romanian soldiers, 400 soldiers from the US, 170 UK troops and a platoon of troops from R. of Moldova.


Minister Du?a: We’ll have permanent military presence, in turns, on the eastern flank of NATO and the EU


Minister of National Defence Mircea Dusa said on Wednesday, at the Smârdan polygon in Gala?i County that this year, on the eastern flank of NATO and the European Union there will be a permanent military presence in turns under the reinsurance plan approved at the summit in Wales.

“Even now there is an US destroyer in Constanta, we have eleven A-10 aircraft in Campia Turzii that train together with our pilots in Campia Turzii and tomorrow (on Thursday) we’ll have an overview of this exercise. The Portuguese will come with the F16 planes, then our US partners with the F15 aircraft, there will be many training exercises. As you know, there is always a NATO or an EU member state vessel in the Black Sea and in the port of Constanta and joint training drills are organised. There will be other exercises,” said Mircea Dusa.

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