Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.154 - 19 May 2016
NATO Communication and information exercise, in Bucharest
More than 1000 Soldiers from 30 NATO units will participate, from 22 May to 3 June, in the NATO exercise Steadfast Cobalt 2016 (SFCT16) within the 48 Communication and Information Centre in Bucharest.
The opening ceremony will be held on Sunday, 22 May, starting at 10 a.m. at the 48 CIS centre, Bucharest-Ploiești Route (DN1), km 12,5, 1st district, Bucharest.
Journalists interested in attending the ceremony will have to confirm their participation by sending to the email address email@example.com the following accreditation information: full name and contact information (phone, email), the name of the media organization they belong to, serial number of their passport or national ID card, plates of the cars and the DSNG vehicles, until Friday, 20 May at noon. Point of contact, lieutenant-colonel Gabriel Țigăran, 0731808015.
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The purpose of the exercise is to test and evaluate the interoperability of the communication and information systems (CIS) of NATO deployable components during a major collective defence joint operation in Eastern Europe.
SFCT16 is one of the certification exercises for those CIS military units which will be part of the enhanced NATO Response Force (eNRF) in 2017.