Opening ceremony – STEADFAST JUPITER 2023 (STJU23)

 

The opening ceremony of STEADFAST JUPITER 2023 (STJU23) Computer-Assisted/Command Post Exercise (CAX/CPX) conducted in Romania will take place on Tuesday, October 10, starting 8:15 a.m., at “GETICA” Joint National Training Center (CNIÎ) from Cincu, Brașov County.

Headquarters Multinational Corps South-East (HQ MNC-SE) participates in STJU23 CAX/CPX with over 400 troops as part of NATO’s force structure with a view of testing the command-and-control capability in a complex scenario involving all operational areas at joint level.

The exercise represents the final certification stage (Full Operational Capability – FOC) of HQ MNC-SE, as a combat structure of army corps level, able to ensure the command and control of NATO land operations at regional level, in any situation, during crisis or conflict.

Mass-media representatives interested in participating in the activity are invited to send, by Friday, October 6, 2 p.m., their contact details for accreditation in the unit (name, surname, media organization, serial and identity card number) to e-mail address hqmncse_pao@forter.ro.

The transport of journalists on the Sibiu-Cincu route and their return will be ensured on Tuesday, October 10, by Headquarters Multinational Corps South-East, through the 46th Support Regiment, departing from Victoriei Boulevard no. 70 (in the area of the Military School Station) starting 6:00 a.m., the access being allowed based on prior accreditation, the press badge and identity document. Point of contact for additional details: Major Alexandru Radu, tel.0790229793 or on e-mail hqmncse_pao@forter.ro.

The accredited journalists who wish to come to the ceremony with their own transportation means will be expected at the “Getica” CNIÎ Headquarters in Cincu, Brașov County, until 7:45 a.m. Point of contact: Captain Alexandru Godeanu, tel. 0740522015.

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STJU23 is organized by the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SHAPE) and represents the most complex CPX/CAX NATO Exercise organized so far in terms of the number of participants and the complexity of the scenario. Soldiers from 17 allied nations and over 20 small units from the NATO command and force structure are involved in the training activity.

STJU23 focuses on a 360-degree approach to the security and collective defence of the North Atlantic Alliance. It is guided by the two main NATO concepts, deterrence and defence of the Euro-Atlantic Area (DDA) and is based on the NATO Warfighting Capstone concept.

Joint training is intended to increase the cohesion and interoperability among the armed forces involved, being an excellent opportunity to test the response and the command-and-control abilities as well as the defence posture in a geopolitical environment characterized by multiple threats.

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Headquarters Multinational Corps South-East (MNC-SE) is part of the NATO force structure and has the mission of ensuring the command and control of NATO land operations at army corps level, in any situation, whether during crisis or wartime, with the aim of strengthening the

At the Brussels NATO Summit from July 2018, the President of Romania announced the intention to establish a NATO command and control capability on the national territory, in the context of the adaptation of NATO’s command structure and of the necessity to adapt to an unstable regional and international security environment. Romania’s initiative was received with interest and agreed by the participants of this event. In the period that followed, the officials had talks and meetings with the NATO allies and initiated preparations for the establishment of this structure, on July 23, 2020, with its initial headquarters in Bucharest.

Starting from July 1, 2021, in accordance with the Decision of the Romanian Parliament no. 8, as of June 18, 2020, Headquarters Multinational Corps South-East (HQ MNC-SE) redeployed from Bucharest and officially began its activity in Sibiu Garrison.

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