Novo Selo to Host 1st Bulgarian-US-Serbian Military Drills

Defense | June 13, 2011, Monday // 15:31|  views

Bulgarian and US troops are training for the first time with Serbian forces at Novo Selo. Photo by BGNES

A detachment of the Serbian land forces is taking part for the first time in joint Bulgarian-US military drills at the Novo Selo Training Ground near Sliven in Southern Bulgaria.

The military training entitled "Black Sea Rotation Forces – 11" (BSRF-11) is taking place June 12-20, 2011.

According to the Bulgarian Defense Ministry, the aim of the Black Sea Rotation Forces-11 is to practice tasks related to multinational operations abroad – patrolling, escorting, reaction to explosions, medical evacuation.

Over 300 Bulgarian paratroopers will take part at parachute drills at the Krumovo Air Base as part of the drills.

In addition to Bulgarian land forces, up to 100 US troops with 15 military vehicles and up to 40 Serbian troops will participate in the BSRF-11 training.

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