Eight Allies join forces in Romania for Exercise SCORPIONS FURY 18

  • 05 Nov. 2018 - 16 Nov. 2018
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  • Last updated: 15 Nov. 2018 11:44

Around 1,800 troops from NATO Allies Bulgaria, Canada, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain are taking part in the Romania-led exercise SCORPIONS FURY 18 from 5 to 16 November.

Portugese soldiers coordinating eachother

This will include computer-assisted training, live-firings and other field training exercises at the Joint National Training Centre in Cincu, Romania.

The exercise aims to certify the South-East Multinational Brigade Headquarters for full capability, by planning and executing a NATO Article 5 operation over assigned forces within a command post exercise.

The South-East Multinational Brigade is part of NATO’s enhanced forward presence in the eastern part of the Alliance and the Black Sea region, as part of NATO’s response to a more challenging security environment. It conducts training, exercises and operations contributing to collective defence  of Alliance territory and populations.