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Arrival in Romania of Norwegian Troops Participating in NOBLE JUMP 2017 Multinational Exercise


Norwegian soldiers and equipment of the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) to participate in Noble Jump 2017 exercise will arrive at Sibiu International Airport on Friday, June 2, at 21.00 hrs.

The Norwegian contingent consisting in about 50 soldiers is a specialized unit in Surveillance and Target Acquisition (STA) that provides an essential element in fulfilling the mission by locating potential adversary’s weapon systems and leading joint fires in a counter attack.

Journalists interested in attending the event are expected at the airport entrance, in 73 Alba Iulia Road, Sibiu, on Friday, June 2, from 20.00 to 20.30. They will also have the opportunity to attend the press statements of the Norwegian Commander and the Chief of Staff of Noble Jump Exercise 2017.

Person of contact: Major Anemona Toma, landline: +40 269 216 141, GSM : +40 722 251 342, email: atoma@mapn.ro.

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NOJP17 is a short-term notification exercise, planned and led by the Naples Allied Joint Force. The exercise will test the readiness of NATO's Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) and the level of implementation of the Readiness Action Plan of the Alliance (RAP) in Bulgaria and Romania.

Around 4,000 Romanian and NATO troops from 11 NATO member states (Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, Great Britain, Norway, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain and the USA), out of which 1900 belong to VJTF, along with 500 technical means will participate in the exercise that will take place over May 26 to June 16.

Most of the foreign troops will arrive at the National Center for Joint Training ”Getica” in Cincu, Romania, coming from bases in Albania, Bulgaria, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom, the heavy equipment coming by sea or rail from Greece to Bulgaria and then Romania.

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