Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.278 - 15 October 2014
The Minister of National Defence at Exercise "Danube Express 14"
The Minister of National Defence, Mircea Dușa, will participate in the Distinguished Visitors` Day of the multinational exercise "Danube Express 14", organized at Smârdan firing range, Galați County on Thursday, 16 October, from 11.00.
Journalists` access in the firing range (Cișmele village, Smârdan locality, Galați County) is granted on Thursday, 16 October, from 10.00 to 10.30.
POC: Capt Daniel Nistor, tel. 0742.012.806.
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Smârdan firing range hosts the multinational Exercise "Danube Express" involving troops and technical means of the 282nd "Unirea Principatelor" Mechanized Brigade, support elements of the Land and Air Forces and military detachments from Great Britain.
The exercise aims at developing interoperability among participating structures by integrating forces, implementing a unified command and control system by using specific NATO tactics, techniques and procedures. The military actions are conducted according to a fictive scenario based on a group force made of Mechanized Infantry, tanks and artillery, with air support, that conducts a battle from defence positions.