Ministry of defence Republic of Serbia
 
07.11.2018

“Titel” Ready for the “Century of Victors 1918-2018”




 
- Today at the training ground “Međa” and in Titel, more than 2000 members of the Serbian Armed Forces practiced together with 15 aircraft and more than 35 different vessels. As we can see for ourselves, all our members are ready, highly motivated, the equipment is serviceable and all the preparations for the exercise the “Century of Victors 1918-2018” are going as planned. I am satisfied, as are all our members, for being able to participate in such a grand exercise which has not been seen since the time of YNA. As you could notice, here in Titel we both demonstrated crossing the river and forced the tanks over the pontoon bridge, which in that number and that weight has also not been done since the time of YNA. This is one of the most complex operations which an armed force could do and we have showed here that we are ready to do it – said Minister of Defence Aleksandar Vulin, who, accompanied by Chief of General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces Lieutenant General Milan Mojsilović, observed from the special purpose boat “Kozara” the members of the First Army Brigade, River Flotilla, Army Special Brigade, 250th Rocket Brigade and 204th Air Force Brigade, who are preparing at temporary training ground “Titel” for the forthcoming military exercise “The Century of Victors 1918-2018” titled “Battle group in attack with violent crossing of the river”.
 
According to Chief of Staff of the First Army Brigade Lieutenant Colonel Dragan Radaković, today in Titel, they conducted preparations for the joint tactical exercise “The Century of Victors 1918-2018”.
 
- The demonstration involved the members of the First Army Brigade, River Flotilla, AF and AD in coaction with the members of Gendarmerie of the Ministry of Interior of Serbia. During the demonstration you could see the overcoming of a water obstacle, the river of Tisa, mounting a pontoon bridge, raft crossing site, and infantry, anti-infantry, ship and anti-ship actions – stressed Lieutenant Radaković.
 
The members of the Serbian Armed Forces firstly showed insertion of a reconnaissance group in enemy combat formation, as well as the survey of the river bed and laying mine obstacles with continuous artillery and aviation support, two MiG-29 planes and a pair of Galeb G-4 planes. Then, apart from the ships, Amphibia’s were seen on the river of Tisa, as well as the actions and activities of folding the pontoon bridge, transport of tanks and other combat vehicles by rafts, and assault by special forces against a ship.
 
The River Flotilla and Special Brigade presented the anti-assault actions of divers with underwater weapons, actions of a group of boats and patrol boats, assault and multipurpose boats while executing live firing, concluding the presentation with the parade of the vessels.
 
The objective of today’s practice was to train the Army units to execute assault operations in the zone of waterways and to practice coaction with AF and AD units.
 
Today’s practice was attended by Acting Assistant of the Minister for Material Resources Nenad Miloradović, Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces Major General Petar Cvetković, Army Commander Lieutenant General Milosav Simović, AF and AD Commander Major General Duško Žarković, Head of Department for Intelligence and Reconnaissance Major General Ilija Todorov, First Army Brigade Commander General Željko Petrović and River Flotilla Commander Andrija Andrić.
 
Temporary training ground “Titel” is one of ten locations where some 8000 soldiers and officers are going to present their knowledge and skills to the state and military leadership. By complex tactical suppositions country wide, the Serbian Armed Forces are going to mark a century of the victory in the Great War, a conflict in which our country paid its freedom loving spirit by the lives of more than a million of its citizens.
 
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