National Army Servicemen Take Part in a Multinational Exercise in Ukraine
CHISINAU, July 25, 2011 — A contingent of National Army servicemen takes part in “Rapid Trident 2011” Multinational Exercise held during July
The leader of the National Army contingent, LTC Vitalie Rusu, stated the National Army had deployed nearly 100 servicemen to the exercise, including three infantry platoons, one special operations group and one EOD Engineer group.
Rusu said the National Army servicemen would take part in peacekeeping operations, as well as mine lifting and jumping operations carried out by the special purpose group and the EOD engineer group of the National Army. The leader of the NA contingent also pointed out the Moldovan servicemen would be engaged in a Moldovan-Serbian joint infantry company drill.
“According to the scenario, the National Army servicemen will get practical experience in term of command and control checkpoint trainings, convoy escort and research and patrol operations”, Vitalie Rusu stated. “I would like to point out that, during the checkpoint control operations, a group of Moldovan servicemen will train the servicemen of other countries participating in the exercise, which proves the fact Moldovans’ professional level is highly appreciated by the foreign militaries”.
“Rapid Trident” Multinational Exercise will bring together nearly 2000 servicemen from nine countries such as: Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Canada, Poland, Slovenia, Serbia, Great Britain and the USA.
“Rapid Trident” is a Partnership for Peace Multinational Peacekeeping Exercise. The National Army has been participating in this exercise since 2007.
The goal of Rapid Trident Multinational Exercise is to improve interoperability of Partnership for Peace multinational troops within peacekeeping missions.