Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.214 - 26 July 2016
Multinational Exercise SABER GUARDIAN-16
Over 2,700 troops from five NATO countries (Bulgaria, Canada, Poland, Romania and the USA) and five PfP states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) will participate in multinational exercise SABER GUARDIAN-16, at „Getica” Land Forces Combat Training Center in Cincu, Brașov County, over July 27 to August 7.
The opening ceremony of the exercise will take place on Wednesday, July 27, in the presence of the defence minister and the chief of General Staff. The journalists interested in the ceremony are expected at the Public Information Center in Cincu, between 15.30 and 16.00.Person of contact: CAPT Ana-Maria Tamaș, GSM: 0721375194, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SABER GUARDIAN-16, planned by the Land Forces Staff and led by a command consisting of troops from the Multinational Division South-East, 4th „Gemina” Infantry Division and NATO Integration Units, will unfold in 4 stages – command, computer assisted training by simulation, field training and shooting with all types of armament.
Over 900 Land Forces soldiers of the 18th „Banat” Infantry Brigade, the 69th „Silvania” Mixed Artillery Regiment, the 317th „Vlădeasa” Research Battalion along 1,700 American troops with M1A2 Abrams tanks and Bradley armoured vehicles as well as 47 Canadian troops with Infantry Armoured Vehicles will carry out tactical firing while the troops from the other countries will participate in computer-assisted command and training exercises connected with the Training Centre in Novo Selo, Bulgaria and the Training and Peacekeeping Centre in Yavoriv, Ukraine.
SABER GUARDIAN-16 is a multinational exercise, based on a fictitious scenario, aimed at training troops to plan, carry out and evaluate military actions at multinational level, developing the interoperability level with NATO forces as well as promoting regional cooperation with countries in the Black Sea region, while meeting the standardization requirements of the Alliance.