BUCHAREST (BM) – The NATO’s largest communications and information systems exercise called Steadfast Cobalt 2019 began on Sunday at the Romanian Strategic Communications and Information Technology Center in Otopeni, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting an announcement by the Romanian Ministry of National Defence.
“The aim of the exercise, which involves more than 1,200 Romanian and foreign servicemen from 35 NATO structures in the field of the communication and information systems, is to test and enhance the interoperability of the C4ISR* system,” the Romanian Ministry said.
The exercise is planned by the NATO Joint Force Command in Europe and coordinated by Major General Wolfgang Renner, the NATO Communication and Information Systems Group Commander.
“The task of the exercise is a jointly preparation for the provision of international support for NATO operations and the implementation of standard procedures necessary to achieve mutual compatibility of the human and technical resources,” the report said.
The exercise is expected to be completed by June 2.
* Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
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Translator editor: Monika Evgenieva
Source: Focus Agency