Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.267 - 02 October 2014
Multinational Exercise "Danube Express"
The opening ceremony of multinational Exercise "Danube Express" will take place in Smārdan firing range, Galaži County, on Monday 6 October, from 10.00.
Over 6 to 18 October, over 1,000 troops and 400 equipment and vehicles of the 282nd "Unirea Principatelor" Mechanized Brigade, support elements of the Land Forces and military detachments from Great Britain and the USA will take part in the combat shooting exercise, with individual weapons, in Smārdan firing range.
The exercise aims at developing and maintaining the troops level of training and improving interoperability among participating structures by using specific NATO tactics, techniques and procedures.
The fictive scenario is based on a group force made of Mechanized Infantry, tanks and artillery having air support that conducts a battle from defence positions.