The mission departure ceremony in Poland of the Air Defence Detachment will take place on Wednesday, at the headquarters of the 205th “General Gheorghe Parvulescu ” Battalion of Craiova.
The ceremony will be attended by officials within the National Defence Ministry (MApN), representatives of local public authorities and servicemen’s families, a release of the MApN sent to AGERPRES on Tuesday informs.
The Detachment that will be deployed for six months in Poland is part of the component of the NATO’s Combat Group led by the US, having the mission to ensure the advanced and strengthened presence in the North-East of the Alliance for the discouragement of any possible aggression, in agreement with the measures adopted within the Warsaw Summit.
“The Air Defence Detachment, made-up of 120 servicemen of the Romanian Land Forces is equipped with Oerlikon (twin cannon – e.n.) 35 mm anti-aircraft guns and it’s build on the structure of an artillery group of the 205th “General Gheorghe Parvulescu ” Battalion of the 2nd “Rovine” Infantry Brigade of Craiova,” the MApN mentions.
As part of Romania’s contribution, on the land component, at the joint initiatives of the allied presence adapted on the eastern flank decided at the Warsaw Summit, the 2nd “Rovine” Infantry Brigade represents the operationalization framework of the Multinational Brigade, affiliated to the Multinational Division Commandment with the headquarters in Bucharest.
The initial operational capacity of the Multinational Brigade was established to be achieved on April 2017, and the final one at the end of the second semester of 2018.