Event Calendar

January 2020

19 - 21 January Intersec 2020


The world’s leading security, safety, and fire protection trade show, with a long list of dedicated features, such as live demonstrations, the Intersec ARENA and Intelligence Forums to a VR firefighting experience and Drone zone, which complement a packed exhibition floor featuring more than 1,100 exhibitors. Intersec is supported by the Dubai Police, Dubai Police Academy, Dubai Civil Defence, the Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA), and the Dubai Municipality.

21 - 24 January World Economic Forum Annual Meeting


The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters is the foremost creative force for engaging the world's top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year. The 2020 Annual Meeting will be among the most sustainable international summits ever held. Awarded the IS0 20121 standard for sustainable events in 2018, the Annual Meeting is fully carbon neutral through reducing, calculating and offsetting event-related emissions.

24 January - 26 February MRO, Middle-East, DUBAI, UAE


MRO Middle East, co-located with Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME), is the Gulf region's leading conference and exhibition for commercial aviation maintenance, gathering over 5,000 attendees from the entire airline supply chain. This is the one opportunity you have in this region to discover the crucial issues impacting the MRO industry today and to engage with colleagues, customers, peers and competitors from all segments of the business. MRO Middle East's specific focus on MRO ensures the buyers and solution providers you want to meet will be there. Discover the crucial issues impacting the MRO industry. Engage with colleagues, customers, peers and competitors from all segments of the business. Network with the people that are fostering growth in the region, developing cutting-edge technology, and pushing the MRO industry forward. The English term MRO of the aviation technology stands for maintenance, repair and overhaul, best explained as technical inspection for aircraft. This fair is the leading exhibition with the simultaneous conference for aircraft maintenance in the Middle East, which is only accessible for trade visitors. As a hub for business growth, knowledge transfer and technological progress the fair brings together global airline managers, suppliers, maintenance specialists and security experts. Here the latest products and technologies of the industry are presented, with the aim to increase the energy, cost and technology efficiency in the company in compliance with environmentally-friendly aspects. The MRO Middle East is the information and communication platform that focuses on critical industry issues and offers an extensive conference program with analysis, forecasts, future prospects, industry outlook. Furthermore, during live demonstrations, the most innovative products and technologies are shown.

28 - 30 January Surface Warships Conference, Londra, Marea Britanie


The Surface Warships conference will be taking place this month as we welcome senior Naval and Industry leaders, including higher naval commands of the NATO alliance and partner states, attracting over 150 senior officials including navy commanders, directors of materiel, heads of strategic programs, capability planners, shipyard directors, as well as leading solution providers. These leaders will be joining us from around the globe for the 10th annual forum - View the current attendee list here! With limited spaces remaining, do not miss this premier meeting for unparalleled networking and in-depth conversations - book your pass here. Over the course of 3 days, the event will centre on future capability development for an information-centric operating environment, focusing on the nature of Future Operations, the required Future Technologies, and the makeup of the Future Force Structure. The conference will allow the exchange of knowledge in the field of ship design, construction, and operations across the entire spectrum of surface warships – identifying solutions for modernising capabilities and enhancing interoperability to maintain maritime superiority against near-peer opponents and asymmetric threats.

29 - 31 January 13th Annual Radar Military Summit, Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria , VA


IDGA’s Military Radar Summit, now in its 13th successful year, will once again provide the essential platform to discuss the ongoing efforts to advance detection, tracking, identification and survivability capabilities for radar technology in support of emerging US National security priorities and battlefield overmatch. The ongoing proliferation of next-generation missile and hypersonic threats, to include increasing examples of UAV and UAS threats, leadership across the Armed Services is poised to leverage advanced radar and sensor solutions that address these future challenges. The current buildup of radar technologies along the Pacific AOR illustrates a need to rapidly bolster our current technological standing to keep at pace with threats, and IDGA's senior level faculty will speak to how ongoing radar and sensor technology developments will meet these emerging threats. Leadership across the Services have routed radar development to focus on advancing small target detection, sensor fusion, cognitive radar, SWAP-C, autonomous assets, survivability and resiliency to enable improved mission success. Our previous iteration offered senior-level understanding across these trends, and our 2020 summit will revisit and update them, while also focusing on new areas such as AI and ML for improved radar, ongoing service-wide sensor efforts, hypersonic detection and more. Join IDGA’s Military Radar Summit 2020 for the unique opportunity to collaborate and network with key leaders, solutions providers, and subject matter experts across the radar community. Attend our summit not only for the chance to guide your professional radar understanding and development aligned with Military priorities, but also to network and benchmark your solutions with the Military Services, Federal Government, and DoD, sharing their next-generation radar roadmaps, acquisition priorities, future technology priorities, and much more!

29 - 31 January The Operational Energy Summit 2020, Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria VA


As the DoD calls for a dedicated $3.6 billion budget for 2020 and with a comprehensive plan outlined by the OES, IDGA’s Operational Energy Summit 2020, now in its 13th successful year, is once again the annual community gathering from across the branches of service that will provide the platform to discuss cutting edge technologies and necessary modernization. The 2019 Summit, a “fantastic event with a wide variety of government energy-related personnel in attendance,” [Wade Heck, Director of Gov't Relations, BWXT] delivered key briefings from Deputy Assistant Secretaries of Air Force and Army for Operational Energy as well as Programs Managers and Senior Analysists from Navy & DLA, addressing enhancement of storage solutions, tactical power, hydrogen fuel and many other key topics at the forefront of the Defense community’s agenda. The 2020 summit will provide exclusive and updated educational content, as well as thought leadership, knowledge exchange and opportunities for cooperation to promote energy technologies, expand reusable, accessible and efficient solutions to address the latest challenges and provide paths to enhance Soldier lethality and support logistic missions. The Operational Energy Summit 2020 will provide the community with over-arching reviews from DoD, DLA and all branches of the military, as well as tactical and operational points of view from across the Services. With that in mind, our sessions will cover top priorities to align with the three pillars of the DoD OES. The Summit will discuss current programs and future priorities in support of logistical and operational energy solutions; emerging technologies, renewable solutions, disruptive innovation and allocating as well as resourcing and developing plans to ensure mission effectiveness. The Focus Day will open the program with commentary from the top leaders of the sustainment, installations and operational energy community, providing strategic reviews and policy updates, thus setting the tone for the two days to follow with their extensive learning opportunities, over 10 hours of networking time with the key stakeholders and unique opportunities for you to deepen your footprint in the domain.

29 - 30 January The Challenge of Electronic Disruption Workshop, Warsaw, Poland


Military operations are executed in an increasingly complex and disruptive electromagnetic environment. Russia’s growing technological advances in electronic warfare (EW) will allow its forces to jam, disrupt and interfere with NATO communications, radar and other sensor systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and other assets. In the coming years we may witness an ever-growing convergence of Russia’s EW, cyber- and information warfare approaches which will further challenge NATO’s concepts and practices.

30 - 31 January 13th annual Mobile Deployable Communications Conference, Warsaw, Poland


From the strategic level down to the tactical, efficient and clear communications are key to operational success. The fast pace of modern warfare requires agile, highly adaptable forces capable of rapid movement whilst maintaining a consistent communication and situational awareness capability. Interoperability is also becoming increasingly important to ensure seamless command and control within a multinational coalition, especially given the rising operational tempo across Eastern Europe. Supported by the Polish Army, the Mobile Deployable Communications conference is designed to bring together leading program managers, strategic decision-makers, industry experts and thought leaders from Eastern Europe and further afield to explore the latest developments in communications technology. MDC is the only conference which focuses on CIS in the Eastern European operational environment through briefs from key regional partners and their international allies.

February 2020

01 - 01 February

The Day of Military Intendance

The Intendance was established through the High Order of the Day, no. 29, issued on February 1, 1861. It was the start to form the body of officers of military intendance, headed by the General Intendant (Brigade General), subordinated to the Minister of War.

03 - 04 February 4th Annual Network Centric Warfare Conference, Rome, Italy


4th Annual Network Centric Warfare conference, taking place in Rome on the 3rd and 4th February 2020. The modern battlespace requires agile, dynamic forces able to act with speed and precision. Militaries are increasingly equipped to do so by harnessing cutting-edge network technology to exploit an information advantage. By linking shooters, commanders and sensors in a fully networked environment, militaries can streamline decision-making, enhance situational awareness and increase mission effectiveness. The Network Centric Warfare conference is designed to enable programme managers, military professionals and industry experts to discuss and explore the latest developments, technology and opportunities across the world. Given the critical need for seamless interoperability between allied forces and the nature of NCW as a force multiplier, attendees will gain valuable information for optimising their network capabilities both internally and in coalition. The main themes for 2020 include: Network resilience, Artificial intelligence, Tactical network modernisation, Enabling Interoperability, Research and future advancements, and many more

04 - 05 February Asia Defence Expo & Conference ADECS, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore


At the Asia Defence Expo & Conference ADECS in Singapore, Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) products for military simulation and modelling for the Asian market are presented. With the increasing defence budgets of many Asian countries, new options are opening up for the modernization of military equipment and technology. Training and simulation, therefore, play an increasingly important role. The program of the exhibition includes presentations by experts from the military, science and the private economy. Their lectures are about the most effective training and simulation technologies.

05 - 06 February 5th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology Conference, Rome, Italy


With rapid technological advances changing the way maritime forces need to utilise and manage ISR capabilities across domains, Maritime and Littoral Reconnaissance and Surveillance systems and platforms have become a critical component of naval capability. As the only Maritime ISR meeting in Italy with a specific focus on Maritime Space Domain Awareness, the conference will bring together the widest range of expert nations ever to discuss key operational and technological challenges facing navies and other maritime organisations, as they resolve to monitor the sea and protect their borders This year the conference has an increased focus on space based maritime reconnaissance and the addition of the relation between the Littoral and Maritime Domains and ISR capabilities that occur here. The aim is to assist the advancement and engagement of Naval practitioners and Programme Managers through briefings, panel sessions and focused discussion groups on topics including Unmanned ISR platforms, Space-based Maritime Reconnaissance, Littoral-Maritime ISR capabilities and Fleet Air Arm ISR capabilities. Platforms and topics discussed include: Space based ISR, Airborne Platforms & Operations, C4ISTAR, Unmanned Maritime Systems, Hydrographic platforms and many more..

06 - 07 February Marine West, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California, USA


The event brings together the leading defense contractors with those who depend on the equipment and information they provide. Developers can now find out what works, what doesn't, and what can be done to make their products invaluable to the Marine Corps. The Marine West includes the display of visionary equipment and computer simulations of cutting edge technology designed specifically for the U.S. Marine Corps.

09 - 13 February RAMSTEIN GUARD 2 20 (NATO)


The NATO Electronic Warfare Force Integration Programme is a means to exercise the NATO designated regional elements of NATO’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence System conducted through the CAOCs (Combined Air Operation Centre) while also including some national systems and assets. It is designed to train Air Command Ramstein and subordinate units on the reporting/ coordination requirements while exposing them to a wide variety of EW (Electronic Warfare) tactics and techniques in a controlled environment.



Identity document fraud represents one of the biggest challenges for European border guards in securing external borders as it represents a key enabler in irregular migration, migrant smuggling, human trafficking, and movement by terrorists across borders. At the same time, thorough document and identity checks by border guards have to compete with travellers need for reasonable processing times. Recent developments in biometrics on-the-move technologies seek to support a seamless border crossing experience while maintaining security and the integrity of the control. This full-day workshop will explore the whole “identity lifecycle” from document issuance to identity verification at the border, the vulnerabilities and countermeasures and the potential for biometrics on-the-move technology to enhance both border security and facilitation.

11 - 11 February Capacités Motorisée Seminar


On 7 November 2018, the defence ministers of Belgium and France signed the Capacités Motorisée (CaMo) partnership which will allow the Belgian land forces to completely reequip the combat fleet of its motorised brigade with precise number of vehicles. However, this partnership is more than just about acquiring new modern armoured combat vehicles. One of the main goals of the CaMo programme is to reach a level of interoperability between the land forces of the two countries where a Belgian army unit can be seamlessly integrated into a French military operation, and vice versa. In this regards, Finabel – European Army Interoperability Centre and EGMONT – The Royal Institute for International Relations are organising a seminar where high-level officials, military experts and representatives from academia will discuss how this level of interoperability could be achieved in the framework of the CaMo project. The seminar will take place on 11 February 2020 at the Egmont Palace, Place du Petit Sablon 8, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

11 - 12 February 13th annual Border Security Conference, Rome, Italy


13th annual Border Security Conference taking place in Rome on the 11th and 12th February 2020. With the migrant crisis ongoing in the Mediterranean, issues emerging surrounding the return of foreign fighters and the ever-present threat of cross border criminality, Border Security stands at the forefront of planning for countries and international organisations. Border Security 2020 will be a high-level conference, bringing together military staff, government figures and key individuals involved in enhancing border security capabilities of nations on a global scale. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to meet with key industry stakeholders and to hear from some of the world’s leading individuals. Now in its thirteenth year, the event has established itself as a market leader in this sector, covering the most pertinent topics in border security year on year. Unlike other events, we strive to deliver real insight and learning experiences through the expertly selected speakers who run our presentations, ensuring the latest developments from all parts of the community (industry and military) are covered in detail. SMi’s Border Security conference will return as the leading event for industry professionals and government officials around the world dealing with border security implementation, technological solutions and effective policing strategies. A truly global event, delegates will hear from government speakers, international organisations such as Interpol, euLISA, Airpol and IOM, as well as industry on the latest developments in the field of cross border security and countering threats.

11 - 16 February SINGAPORE AIRSHOW 2020, Changi Exhibition Centre, Changi, Singapore


The Singapore Airshow is a biennial aerospace event held in Singapore, debuted in 2008. It hosts high-level government and military delegations, as well as senior corporate executives around the world while serving as a global event for leading aerospace companies and budding players (including start-ups) to make their mark in the international aerospace and defence market. Formerly known as Changi International Airshow, the Singapore Airshow was launched as a partnership between Singaporean agencies Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and the Defence Science and Technology Agency after the relocation of Asian Aerospace from Singapore. The event offers a unique platform for industry thought leadership through its high-level conferences, forums and co-located events. Leading industry players, government and military chiefs gather here bi-annually to contribute to dialogues, exchange ideas and seek solutions and strategies to advance the interests of the global aerospace and defence sector.[2] It is cited to be the third-largest air show in the world after Le Bourget and Farnborough, as well as Asia's largest air show, although this is disputed by the Dubai Air Show.

23 - 23 February

The Day of Military Hydrographers

The Service of Military Hydrographers was established in February 23, 1926.

25 - 27 February Support Ships 2020 Conference, Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, UK


Support Ships 2020: Enabling the Surface Fleet Supplying the Joint Force Support Ships 2020 comes at a time of extraordinary growth and investment for the UK and other navies around the world who are seeking to attain, or retain, blue-water capability. Despite the critical nature of support vessels, afloat support, maintenance and sealift – Support Ships remains the only dedicated conference of its kind in the world. It is a unique opportunity for colleagues to connect and impart knowledge, and for industry leaders to take their message to new audiences – and to learn from the leaders of tomorrow’s naval programmes. In the UK, the Royal Navy is preparing for the first operational carrier deployment in 2021 – and the Fleet Solid Support Ship programme is on the near horizon. We are therefore delighted that the UK’s Secretary of Defence, the Right Honourable Ben Wallace MP, along with Commodore Duncan Lamb of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, will be delivering keynote presentations. Senior officers from the United States, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and across Europe will also be sharing their valuable insight into this vital subject. The international nature of the 2020 event programme speaks to the importance of afloat support – and long-range operational capabilities – for all major navies, at a time when the threat from peer and near-peer adversaries continues to grow.

25 - 27 February International Military Helicopter, London UK


International Military Helicopter unites more than 200 military and industry leaders, at a strategic forum designed to assure the role of the military helicopter by supporting the delivery of capability in practice. Organised in 2020 across three specifically themed days – Vision 2030, War Fighter Readiness/Current Operations and Platform Sustainment – it provides a unique opportunity to look across the life-cycle of the platform, offering a world-class program led by operators, capability leaders and technical specialists alike. Though future capability-focused, the forum does not ignore the challenges of the present, and it remains the opportunity to prepare for the full spectrum of operations, from combat to search and rescue, logistics to humanitarian support. Covering everything from manned-unmanned teaming to training and predictive maintenance, it offers an unparalleled chance to ensure our forces are ready to fight and win, whenever they might be called upon to do so.

25 - 27 February Combat Support Week, London UK


The Combined Force approach to Logistics and Engineering The return to preparations for a peer threat engagement has placed a new emphasis on the military support structure. There is now a greater emphasis on maintaining mobility and operational freedom whilst denying the enemy their own, placing new pressures on the combat support commander. Combat Support Week will address these new challenges for Military Engineers and Logisticians to ensure that mobility is maintained and capabilities are able to be effectively deployed by the combat force. Assessing the critical requirements for the deployment and maintenance of a combat force in theatre will feature throughout the programme this year along with a clear focus on enabling mobility, momentum and capability by identifying innovative, cost-efficient solutions to modernise operational capabilities. Recognising the emerging technical requirements within Combat Support the conference will enable attendees to revolutionise their capabilities in line with modern operating conditions by stimulating discussion and building concensus between military experts and industry partners on the future of Combat Support.

28 - 28 February

The Day of Civil Protection

On February 28, 1933 through the Royal High Decree, a new branch was established: Passive Defence.

March 2020

01 - 01 March

The Day of Military Motorists

King Ferdinand I, through the High Decree no. 245, on March 1, 1917 they established the Regiment of Automobile Traction, marking the beginning of the process of reorganization of automobile formations within the Romanian armed forces and the beginning of a new auto service.

01 - 01 March

The Day of Special Operations

03 - 04 March 5th Annual Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe Conference, Budapest


As the only event that specifically focuses on the modernisation and optimisation of the supply chains of CEE nations, we bring together the leading decision-makers and leaders responsible for implementing and delivering these transformation programmes in the region. As cooperation between armed forces, and the prevalence of joint logistics operations increases, so the importance of defence logistics as a capability in its own right continues to grow. With the full support of the Hungarian Defence Forces, we are delighted to bring you Defence Logistics Central And Eastern Europe 2020 from the new location of Budapest, Hungary. The themes for 2020 include Regional Updates, Heavy Lift (rail & air), Fuel Logistics, Supply Chain Management Solutions, International Operations and Solutions, 3rd party logistics, Future Trends and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul), and many more!

10 - 11 March 6th annual Future Soldier Technology conference, London, UK


sixth annual Future Soldier Technology conference in London on the 10th and 11th of March 2020, with a pre-conference, Dismounted Soldier Situational Awareness Focus Day on 9th March 2020 – exploring how new technologies within mobile deployable communications, ISTAR, battlespace management, Command & Control networks, and innovative immersive technologies and displays are assisting the warfighter. Future soldier programmes are as essential as ever to ensuring that soldiers are able to effectively operate in difficult terrain and hostile environments. As industry surges forward with their technological capabilities, it is crucial to understand the priorities of armed forces programme managers. As the only meeting solely dedicated to enhancing soldier modernisation programmes, Future Soldier Technology 2020 will provide a unique opportunity to see how emerging technologies and materials are used to overcome challenges in soldier modernisation programmes, from across the world. It will explore the key categories in development, such as: survivability, lethality, sustainability, mobility and C4i. Along with soldier modernisation programmes from: IdZ-ES, FELIN, ISSP, Land 125, Sistemas de Combate do Soldado, and more.

16 - 18 March Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX), Doha, Qatar


Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX), which is held under the theme ‘Connecting the World’s Maritime Defence and Security Community’. DIMDEX 2020 will offer unmatched commercial opportunities to participants by providing a dynamic platform to showcase cutting-edge maritime defence technologies and discuss the latest global trends with key decision makers and leaders in the industry. DIMDEX is firmly established in the global maritime defence and security industry calendar with a proven track record of delivering tangible benefits for its esteemed attendees. It has a reputation as a premier arena for showcasing the latest technologies that will help address regional and international defence challenges. This is done through the main activities of the event: the exhibition, the Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC), the Visiting Warship Display from international naval forces, and meetings between the industry and invited VIP delegations. DIMDEX 2020 is set to host large numbers of new exhibitors and visitors from across the globe to an even bigger exhibition space, where all participants can be assured that their objectives will be met. We are confident that it will retain its international position by attracting even greater numbers of key decision-makers, VIPs and influencers.

17 - 18 March First Conference: Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector Phase III (CF SEDSS III) – Zagreb, Croatia


The Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector (CF SEDSS) is a European Commission funded initiative managed by the EDA. This Forum was established from scratch with the primary scope to create a defence energy-related community to share information, knowledge and best practices on improving energy management, increasing energy efficiency and buildings performance, utilising renewable energy sources in the defence sector and enhancing the resilience of defence-related critical energy infrastructure. To address these objectives, and with the support of the European Commission, EDA has implemented two phases: the first phase took place from October 2015 to October 2017 and the second one held from October 2017 to August 2019. Building on the successful outcome of these two phases and to address emerging and future challenges in the field of energy, EDA and the European Commission launched on 1st October 2019 the third phase, which will run over a period of four years until 30 September 2023. CF SEDSS phase III is funded by the European Union’s (EU) horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No. 882171. While EDA’s remit does not include enforcing action of MoDs, it will work in a way to facilitate and enable the development or adoption of the necessary energy-related measures or plans. The Agency, with the support of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER) and Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME) will provide technical advice and guidance to EU Ministries of Defence MoDs and other defence energy-related stakeholders to reach sustainable energy objectives.

18 - 20 March SECON 2020 - International Security Exhibition & Conference, Kintex, Korea


SECON 2020 is the biggest professional B2B security event as well as a comprehensive security platform, which helps you to grow your business through an extensive network and robust meetings with distributors, SIs, installers, retailers and influencers playing at distribution and procurement market in Asia. For the past 19 years, SECON has grown to become the leading tradeshow for international companies to introduce their products to the Asian and Korean markets. With support from influential Korean security groups of the SECON organising committee, SECON is a renowned must-attend exhibition for the whole security, fire and safety sector ranging from manufacturers to end-users. The most influential Asian security exhibition dedicated to all sectors of the security industry under one roof With 46,000+ industry professionals and over 500+ exhibitors, SECON is the largest integrated security exhibition in Korea Network with 25,000+Physical, IoT and IT Security Professionals Experience international security trend with advanced security products and brands from global leading security enterprises The perfect place for international companies to test-market their products in the Asian security market Generate business leads from powerful buyers Meet face to face with new potential customers/partners and existing partners Powerful networking with IFSEC Global Events and other IT/Physical Security Events organised by UBM BN

25 - 25 March

The Day of Psychological Operations

30 March - 02 April SOFEX 2020 - Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference, Amman, Jordan


SOFEX is the premier international exhibition and conference that features the largest fully-integrated Special Operations Forces equipment and solutions in the world. SOFEX brings together small medium-size companies as well as major counter-terrorism and homeland security international manufacturers to meet with high-ranking defence officials and government decision-makers, SOFEX is a unique global gathering for showcasing the latest counter-terrorism and homeland security solutions to combat today’s ever-increasing security challenges. SOFEX is held biennially under the Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II, and is supported by the Jordan Armed Forces. The 13th edition of SOFEX (SOFEX 2020) will build on the continuous success of the SOFEX series. SOFEX 2020 will be held in Amman, Jordan between March 30th and April 2nd.

April 2020

23 - 23 April

The Army Day

25 - 25 April

Military Justice

The Legal Service of the War Minister issued the Decree-law no. 1625/1919, representing the birth of the specialized structure of legal assistance for the armed forces.

29 - 29 April

The Day of War Veterans

The Day of War Veterans was established by Government Decision No. 1222/2007 to be celebrated anually on April 29, in honor of all Romanian troops that fought and paid with their lives for the defence of independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Romania during the two world wars.

30 - 30 April

The Day of the Infantry

According to the Adrianople Treaty, between Russia and Turkey, the Romanian Countries get their right to organize “a number of armed guards” i.e. their own military power; on April 30, 1830 they decided to form six Infantry Battalions and six Horse Squadrons, in Walachia. These forces ment the creation of 3 joint Regiments: one in Bucharest, one in Ploiesti and one in Craiova. In Moldavia they formed an Infantry Battalion and a Cavalry Squadron forming the first joint Regiment, in Iasi garrison.

30 - 30 April

The Day of the Logistics

May 2020

15 - 15 May

The Day of the CBRN Troops

By the Ministerial Decision no. 297/May 15, 1923, was established the Committee for Technical Issues on the Chemical War within the Ministry of War. The name of the structure was changed in Section VI of Combat Gas (September 1923), the Service of Defence against the Combat Gas (1925), the Chemical Service Directorate (1931).

15 - 15 May

The Day of the Military Police

According to the Defence Minister’s Order, on May 15, 1990 the Military Police units and sub-units were established within the Romanian armed forces.

20 - 20 May

The Day of the Military Finacial Service

31 - 31 May

The Day of Military Engineers

On May 31, 1859, Alexandru Ioan Cuza approved the Report no. 1902 of the Moldavian Government for "the establishment and maintenance of an Engineering Battalion necessary for the establishment of public works”. It is the birth day for the first Engineering unit within the Romanian armed forces.

31 - 31 May

Day of the Reservist

The Day of the Reservist was established through Romanian Government Decision No. 467 of May 2010. As provided by this decision, public institutions of the defence, public order and national security system can support, in compliance with the laws in force, the events organized at this date.

June 2020

10 - 10 June

The Day of the Military Paratroopers

On June 10, 1941 by the Order D.M. 93/1941 the first Paratroopers sub-unit was established – the Company of Special Missions– commanded by Lieutenant Stefan Soverth.

18 - 18 June

The Day of the Military Builders

On June 18, 1920 they established the Directorate of Buildings and Military Domains.

26 - 26 June

The Day of the National Flag

The National Flag Day was established by Law No. 96/1998, to be held annually on June 26. The Ministry of National Defence and the Ministry of the Interior organize military ceremonies in units across the country while public authorities and other civil institutions celebrate the day through various festive activities.

July 2020

01 - 01 July

The Day of the Military Bands

As provided by the “Organic regulations” of 1/13 July 1831, “musician soldiers” (a band comprising 1 drum, 24 musicians and 8 drummers) became part of and started their service in the Permanent National Army.

13 - 13 July

The Day of the Military Speciality “Electronic Warfare”

14 - 14 July

The Day of the Military Communications

On July 14, 1873 was established the first Communications sub-unit – the Telegraphy Section, marking the beginning of the Military Communications

15 - 15 July

The Day of Submarines Crew

20 - 20 July

The Day of Aviation and the Air Force

23 - 23 July

The Day of the Military Press

The first issue of the “Observatorul militar” weekly appeared on July 23, 1859.

25 - 25 July

The Day of the Radiolocation

By the National Defence Minister’s Order of July 25, 1955 the Radio-Technical Troops was established.

26 - 26 July

The Day of the Military Archives

On July 26, 1920 by Order no. 4 of the General Staff, the Archives of the 6th History Section of the General Staff was established.

29 - 29 July

The Day of the National Anthem

The Day of the National Anthem was established by Law No. 99/1998 to be celebrated every year on July 29.

August 2020

01 - 01 August

The Day of the Tank Troops

In 1919 the first Tank unit was established.

01 - 01 August

The day of EOD

15 - 15 August

The Day of the Naval Forces

21 - 21 August

The Day of the Military Medicine

On August 21, 1862 by the High Decree no. 4629 the Corps of Medical Officers was established within the armed forces, thus the Military Medicine being certified as the specialized service.

September 2020

01 - 01 September

The Day of the Military Information Technology

On September 1, 1963 by the Order of the General Staff, the Group of Automatics within the Procurement General Directorate was established – the first body with attributions of conception, coordination and endowment in military Informatics and Automation.

04 - 04 September

The Day of the Military Typographers

19 - 19 September

Day of Artillery and Anti-Air Missile

On September 19, 1916 the first Anti-Air Artillery sub-unit was established in Bucharest.

October 2020

01 - 01 October

The Day of the Military Divers

09 - 09 October

The Day of Human Resources

20 - 20 October

The Day of Military Pensions

25 - 25 October

The Day of the Romanian Armed Forces

30 - 30 October

The Day of Military Public Relations

November 2020

03 - 03 November

The Day of the Mountain Troops

By Order M.C.G.R. no. 294 of November 3/16, 1916 the Skiing Military School – Bucharest was transformed in the Mountain Corps (commanded by Captain Virgil Badulescu). “The Mountain Troops mainly had missions of reconnaissance, security and liaison and they also had to function as a tactical unit, especially in the Carpathian passes”.

08 - 08 November

The Day of Armed Forces Procurement

10 - 10 November

The Day of the Artillery

In 1843, Prince Gheorghe Bibescu returning from a trip to Istanbul brought 4 guns of 80 mm, a present from the Turkish Sultan as a sign of appreciation, “in order to preserve the order and peace of the people”. On November 10, 1943 the first Artillery Battery within the Romanian forces was created by Order no. 198 .

11 - 11 November

The Veterans` Day

Veterans’ Day was established by Law No. 150 of 22.10.2014, modifying and completing OUG No. 82/2006 for the acknowledgement of the merits of military personnel participating in military actions and providing them and their descendants certain rights. November 11 is a day chosen for its significance, the day the armistice was signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany to end World War 1 and create the premises of the Great Union in Romania, on December 1, 1918. This way, Romania joined Australia, Canada and the Unites States of America as well as other states of Europe in showing its gratitude for the soldiers who returned from missions and commemorate its heroes on November 11.

12 - 12 November

The Defence Staff Day

12 - 12 November

The Day of Military Geodesy

In 1859 the Military Topographic Service was established.

12 - 12 November

The Day of the Reconnaissance Troops

On November 12, 1859 Ruller Alexandru Ioan Cuza signed the Order of the day no. 83 working establishment of the 2nd Section within the Corps of the General Staff, as the first organized element of the Romanian Reconnaissance.

15 - 15 November

The Day of Military Divers and 39 Divers Centre

16 - 16 November

The Day of the Military Trasportation

On November 16, 1880 when the 2nd Engineering Battalion was established (High Decree no. 2550) a Railway Company, the first sub-units in the Romanian armed forces were also established.

29 - 29 November

The Day of the Marines

December 2020

14 - 14 December

The Day of the Military Operations

15 - 15 December

The Day of National Military Club

The National Military Club is one of the oldest Romanian military institutions, as old as the independence of the country. On December 15, 1876, on the eve of the independence war of 1877-1878, in full Eastern crisis that would result in major changes in the configuration of South-Eastern Europe, the general assembly of the officers in Bucharest, the largest in the country, decided to adopt the statutes that would become the birth certificate of the National Military Club.

27 - 27 December

The Day of the PsyOps Center