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June 13, 2021

DefMin Les: Romania’s Land Forces’ operational capability on par with advanced armies’

Romania’s Land Forces are a body which combat capabilities are on a par with those of Europe’s advanced armies, Romania’s Defence Minister Gabriel Les (photo) said Sunday in a Facebook post to mark April 23, the Day of Romania’s Land Forces.

“Whether we are talking about infantry, cavalry, mountain troops, communications, engineering or parachutists, all these armies are making the Romanian Land Forces into a modern military body which operational capability is on a par with the capability of similar land forces in the armed forces of militarily advanced European countries that are flexible, supple and dynamic, able to conduct professionally the missions entrusted to them arising from the international defence commitments pledged by Romania!” wrote Les.

On that occasion, land forces troops made demos of military hardware and equipment in their use, conducted demo interventions of the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) squad, survival exercises, mounting and crossing procedures using the funicular and zip lines, self-defence techniques and weapon handling. A torchlight procession was scheduled in the evening to travelling the city from the National Military Hall to the headquarters of the Chief of the Land Forces Staff.


President Iohannis wishes best returns of the day to Romania’s Land Forces


President Klaus Iohannis on Sunday released a congratulatory message to Romania’s Land Forces, wishing their members ”health, prosperity, achievements in all areas and strength to carry on”.

“We are celebrating today the Day of Romania’s Land Forces, whose patron saint is Holy Great Martyr George, the Victory-Bearer. This celebratory moment provides me an opportunity to underscore once again the importance of the Land Forces, which, along the other armies, are undergoing a fast-track process of training and upgrading. This wide transformation is the Romanian Armed Forces’ way of providing substance to the concept of extended defence and security that turns into a well-adjusted and efficient instrument able to counter present and future threats. At the Warsaw NATO Summit last year, a series of decisions were passed that involve the Land Forces of our country, which are entrusted with actual and significant duties. The current context, in which we are witnessing accentuated dynamics of risks and threats against European security, only confirms the opportunity of such measures and the need to implement them,” reads the presidential message released on the Day of Romania’s Land Forcers.


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