The 1st ALTHEA Intermediary Reserve Company, made up of 80 servicemen and 17 vehicles belonging to the 2nd Calugareni Infantry Battalion, will attend the EUFOR Quick Response 2021 operational training, which is to take place in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the September 18 - October 3 period.
EUFOR Quick Response 2021 is based on a fictional scenario, in the area of operations of EUFOR ALTHEA, where the forces of the Multinational Battalion will be deployed during the activity. The operational training contributes to increasing security and promoting stability in the region, through multinational training activities of allied and partner servicemen, shows a release of the Ministry of National Defence (MApN) sent to AGERPRES.
The 1st ALTHEA IR Company will take part, starting September 26, in a LIVEX type exercise, and, on October 1, in the Day of Distinguished Visitors. The main missions that Romanian servicemen can execute during the operational training are to secure an area, convoy escort, building evacuation, vehicle control, force protection and IED reaction.
All Romanian servicemen participating in the exercise are vaccinated against COVID-19 and were administered RT-PCR tests before deploying in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Defence Ministry mentions.
According to the obligations assumed at the international level, the Romanian Army is participating, in 2021, in the establishment of the 2nd Maneuver Battalion of the operational reserve force (ORF) of the JFC Naples Command for the NATO KFOR mission in Kosovo, with a maneuver company and a Romanian module in the Multinational Command of the 2nd Maneuver Battalion, Agerpres.ro informs.
Starting March 31, 2021, the Romanian Army is ensuring, through the double commitment solution, the same company for the intermediary reserve of the EUFOR ALTHEA operation (1st ALTHEA IR Company), structure generated, in 2021, as part of the 2nd Calugareni Infantry Battalion of the 282nd Union of the Principalities Armored Brigade. The unit is reinforced with a military police group, of the 265th Tudor Vladimirescu Military Police Battalion of the General Staff of the Land Forces, and a group of the 2nd EOD Group of the 10th Lower Danube Engineer Brigade.