Event Calendar

May 2019

02 May - 07 April RAMSTEIN GUARD 5 19

https://shape.nato.int/nato-exercises

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 while also including some national systems and assets. It is designed to train AC Ramstein and subordinate units on the reporting/ coordination requirements while exposing them to a wide variety of EW tactics and techniques in a controlled environment.

02 May - 09 April RAMSTEIN AMBITION 19

https://shape.nato.int/nato-exercises

To exercise the AIRCOM JFAC HQ in doctrinal C3 procedures in a simulated kinetic environment and to exercise interoperability with land and maritime forces in a joint setting.

05 - 08 May ALLIED REACH 19

https://shape.nato.int/nato-exercises

To shape the course for the training and exercise cycle and to tailor the way ahead for a common approach among the senior leadership in NATO on new developments and forward looking aspects on C2, Logistics, Training and the drawing together of crisis management instruments when deploying a mission tailored NRF.

09 - 09 May Informal Summit of Heads of State or Government of the European Union

https://www.romania2019.eu/event/informal-summit-of-heads-of-state-and-government-of-eu-member-states/

In the context of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Informal Summit of Heads of State or Government of the European Union reunion will take place on May 9, 2019, in Sibiu. The event will be held at the City Hall of Sibiu. The high-level meeting will be hosted by Klaus Werner Iohannis, President of Romania, the member state currently holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The reunion will be chaired by Donald Tusk, President of the European Council. The Informal Summit in Sibiu will be attended by the Heads of State or Government of the European Union, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani.

14 - 16 May IMDEX Asia

https://www.imdexasia.com/

For close to two decades, IMDEX Asia has served the maritime defence and security community by providing the ultimate avenue for high-profile stakeholders, key industry players and naval engineering professionals to network, exchange ideas and do business. Supported by the Republic of Singapore Navy and the Defence Science and Technology Agency, IMDEX Asia 2019, in its 12th series, is recognised globally as a choice platform for the industry to address challenges, co-create solutions and stay abreast of the latest trends and technologies.

14 - 16 May The 12th edition of the biennial international maritime defence show IMDEX Asia, Singapore

https://www.imdexasia.com/

Coming to its 12th edition, the biennial IMDEX Asia is Asia Pacific's premier international maritime defence show and a must-attend event in the global naval and maritime security calendar. With established conferences and real-time discussions on maritime security, IMDEX Asia draw a plethora of global leaders and distinguished guests. The success of the 2017 show reinforces IMDEX Asia's position as a must-attend event in the global maritime and defence calendar: 10,600 trade visitors from 69 countries/regions 73 VIP delegations from 45 countries Over 230 participating companies from 29 countries Over 630 business meetings took place between exhibitors and the VIP delegations

15 May The Day of the CBRN Troops

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

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 May The Day of the Military Police

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

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.

19 - 23 May STEADFAST FOUNT 19

https://shape.nato.int/nato-exercises

Practice and validate NRF movement planning/deployment procedures and provide training and practical use of ADAMS software

20 May - 02 June STEADFAST COBALT 19

https://shape.nato.int/nato-exercises

STCO19 is a SHAPE sponsored, all-level C4ISR Interoperability C3EX/DEPLOYEX/BST that, based on the Operational Commanders requirements, will verify, validate and enhance the Interoperability under a federated environment of the deployed NCS forces, NFS forces and partners in preparation of NRF 2020.

29 - 31 May Intelligence Analytics Summit 2019, Washington DC

https://intelligenceanalyticssummit.iqpc.com/

The increase for artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation is prevalent and relevant in the Intelligence Community. The 2019 Intelligence Analytics Summit will focus on key areas within this space, covering topics related to: Real time Analytics Operationalizing Big Data Verifying and Validating Critical Masses of Information Defining Risks of Severe External Threats Leveraging Automation to Shift to Actionable Intelligence OSINT tools to help analyze information more effectively Intelligence Analytics brings together thought leaders to discuss challenges and solutions within the Intelligence Community and the direction forward. At our 2018 summit, we learned from the U.S. Army, NSA, CIA, IARPA, DARPA and ODNI about opportunities to strengthen forecasting through emerging advances in analytics, Analyzing key figures and organizations that pose threats to the US, and Leading the IC’s efforts to enhance returns on investments in technology & facilities.

29 - 31 May Intelligence Analytics 2019

https://intelligenceanalyticssummit.iqpc.com/?utm_medium=portal&mac=IQPCCORP

Converting Data into Actionable Intelligence The increase for artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation is prevalent and relevant in the Intelligence Community. The 2019 Intelligence Analytics Summit will focus on key areas within this space, covering topics related to: Real time Analytics Operationalizing Big Data Verifying and Validating Critical Masses of Information Defining Risks of Severe External Threats Leveraging Automation to Shift to Actionable Intelligence OSINT tools to help analyze information more effectively

31 May The Day of Military Engineers

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

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 May Day of the Reservist

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

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 2019

04 - 06 June The 10th edition ISDEF Exibition-Tel Aviv, Israel

https://www.isdefexpo.com/

The 10th edition of ISDEF is set to be the largest defense, homeland security and cyber exhibition ever held in Israel. Since 2007, ISDEF, the premier international defense, HLS and cyber expo, has been catering to the needs of the Military, Police, Special Forces, HLS organizations and the Cyber Community by exposing them to the products and solutions provided by innovative defense and security companies worldwide. The 10th edition of ISDEF will take place from June 4-6, 2019 at the Tel Aviv Convention Center in Tel Aviv, Israel. As a top national priority, defense and security in Israel are more than just exportable commodities. The strategic realities that Israel faces dictate the need for close cooperation, communication, and innovation. ISDEF is an event that brings the relevant decision-makers and practitioners together to enhance international strategic cooperation and dialogue. Our exhibition highlights the achievements and strengths of Israel and provides a perfect stage for Israel’s well-earned worldwide reputation as a key player in the global defense and security market. With an expected 300 exhibiting companies and 15,000 visitors from across the globe, ISDEF 2019 will maintain its position as the largest defense and homeland security exhibition in Israel and the only international trade show for the defense and security industry. More than 50% of the exhibitors at ISDEF are international companies and 85% of the attendees have buying power. ISDEF brings the International and Israeli Defense, Homeland Security and Cyber Communities together in a unique configuration. The exhibition provides the ideal platform for international companies to exhibit their innovations to an audience that includes key figures from the security and defense industry, government, and military officials from the international community, and the opportunity to network with the relevant players on a global level.

04 - 06 June The 10th edition ISDEF Exibition-Tel Aviv, Israel

https://www.isdefexpo.com/

The 10th edition of ISDEF is set to be the largest defense, homeland security and cyber exhibition ever held in Israel. Since 2007, ISDEF, the premier international defense, HLS and cyber expo, has been catering to the needs of the Military, Police, Special Forces, HLS organizations and the Cyber Community by exposing them to the products and solutions provided by innovative defense and security companies worldwide. The 10th edition of ISDEF will take place from June 4-6, 2019 at the Tel Aviv Convention Center in Tel Aviv, Israel. As a top national priority, defense and security in Israel are more than just exportable commodities. The strategic realities that Israel faces dictate the need for close cooperation, communication, and innovation. ISDEF is an event that brings the relevant decision-makers and practitioners together to enhance international strategic cooperation and dialogue. Our exhibition highlights the achievements and strengths of Israel and provides a perfect stage for Israel’s well-earned worldwide reputation as a key player in the global defense and security market. With an expected 300 exhibiting companies and 15,000 visitors from across the globe, ISDEF 2019 will maintain its position as the largest defense and homeland security exhibition in Israel and the only international trade show for the defense and security industry. More than 50% of the exhibitors at ISDEF are international companies and 85% of the attendees have buying power. ISDEF brings the International and Israeli Defense, Homeland Security and Cyber Communities together in a unique configuration. The exhibition provides the ideal platform for international companies to exhibit their innovations to an audience that includes key figures from the security and defense industry, government, and military officials from the international community, and the opportunity to network with the relevant players on a global level.

10 June The Day of the Military Paratroopers

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

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 June The Day of the Military Builders

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

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

26 June The Day of the National Flag

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

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 2019

01 July The Day of the Military Bands

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

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.

14 July The Day of the Military Communications

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

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

20 July Air Force Day

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

The Day of Aviation and the Air Force, the Orthodox celebration of Saint Elijah the Thunderer.

23 July The Day of the Military Press

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

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

25 July The Day of the Radiolocation

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

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

26 July The Day of the Military Archives

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

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 July The Day of the National Anthem

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

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

August 2019

01 August The Day of the Tank Troops

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

In 1919 the first Tank unit was established.

15 August The Day of the Naval Force

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

The Day of the Naval Force, the day of the Orthodox celebration of Saint Mary. On October 9, 1862, the 1 st Direction of Personnel and Military Operations organized on two divisions was established through the High Decree of King Alexandru Ioan Cuza.

21 August The Military Medicine Day

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

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.

21 - 23 August The 2019 Modern Warfare Symposium&Expo, Fort Bragg, NC

https://www.globalsofsymposium.org/mws

The 2019 Modern Warfare Symposium will take place in November 2019 at the Iron Mike Conference Center in Ft. Bragg, NC. The inaugural Global SOF Foundation (GSF) Modern Warfare Symposium and Expo brought our special operations forces (SOF) community to Ft. Bragg from August 21-23, 2018. We had nearly 450 attendees check in, and over 40% were military or government representatives. Co-sponsored by the U.S. Army Special Operations Forces Command (USASOC), the purpose of this event was to convene subject matter experts, SOF, conventional units, and academia to both educate and connect through discussion about the future of modern warfare from a SOF perspective. Highlights were: Attendees included subject matter experts, Army SOF, conventional units, industry, and academia Brought together nearly 450 attendees from 17 countries The third day of the Symposium featured a SOF for Life Seminar, aimed at SOF and SOF support who are transitioning or recently transitioned from Active Duty Modern Warfare Expo This Exhibit-Hall focused event took place in conjunction with the Symposium, and offered 30+ exhibits from companies with capabilities that are needed by Army SOF.

September 2019

01 September The Day of the Military Information Technology

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

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.

09 - 12 September ICT's 19th Annual Summit: International Conference on Counter-Terrorism

https://www.ict.org.il/Home.aspx#gsc.tab=0

ICT's annual international conference is the largest and one of the most influential events in the field of counter-terrorism today. The conference is a vital opportunity for high-profile experts from diverse background of disciplines to establish professional relationships and serves as a platform for the formation of international cooperation. Over 1,000 top decision-makers, defense, intelligence and police officials, prominent academic scholars and security industry leaders from over 60 countries take part in the world summit on counter-terrorism.

19 September Day of Artillery and Anti-Air Missile

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

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

October 2019

01 October The Day of the Military Divers

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

On October 1, 1976 the Center of Divers was established in Constanta – the first divers unit.

01 - 03 October Global SOF Symposium Europe - Belgium, Brussels

https://www.globalsofsymposium.org/europe/Home

The Global SOF Symposium - Belgium will be the 4th Global Special Operations Forces (SOF) Foundation event in Europe. The previous year's event in Madrid, Spain, brought in 400+ attendees from 30 Nations. Symposium Highlights A packed agenda that includes high-ranking speakers and extensive networking opportunities Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities for industry partners Attendees include: active duty and retired military and police, government civilians, industry, academia, journalists, and non-governmental organizations

November 2019

03 November The Day of the Mountain Troops

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

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”.

10 November The Day of the Artillery

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

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 November The Veterans` Day

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

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 November The Day of the Reconnaissance Troops

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

By Order of the Day no. 83 of November 12/14, 1859 Ruler Alexandru Ioan Cuza signed the document concerning the establishment of the 2nd Section within the Corps of the General Staff, as the first organized element of the Romanian Reconnaissance branch.

12 November The Day of Military Geodesy

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

In 1859 the Military Topographic Service was established.

16 November The Day of the Military Trasportation

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

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.

December 2019

15 December The Day of the National Military Club

https://www.mapn.ro/zilele_armelor/index.php

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.