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Romanian and American navy troops, in bilateral exercises in the Black Sea

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Romanian and American navy troops are taking part in bilateral exercises in the Black Sea on Thursday, the training being organised as command ship USS Mount Whitney and destroyer USS Cole from the Sixth U.S. Fleet stationed in the Mediterranean have stopped over in the Black Sea port of Constanta (southeastern Romania). 

According to the Romanian Navy General Staff, the Black Sea Resolve exercises scheduled to take place in the Romanian territorial waters and the contiguous area under the aegis of the Romanian-U.S. partnership entail searching for and finding the location of submarines as well as identifying and tracking air targets. 

The Romanian Navy is taking part in the training by frigate Regele Ferdinand, rocket carrier NPR Prescarusul, two IAR 330 Puma Naval aircraft and a team of the Navy Task Force to conduct actions specific of the maritime ban procedures. The training scenario involves the action of three MIG-21 LanceR fighter jets from the Romanian Air Forces. 

'The maritime activities are designed for the combined training of the American and Romanian troops by carrying out drills entailing maritime ban, the search and finding of submarines as well as procedures of identifying and tracking air targets', the General Staff press officer Lieutenant Andreea Macovei said.

 

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