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Moldovan military relies on partnerships for modernisation

14th September 2021 - 06:30 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez in Washington DC

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The military of Moldova is forced to rely on old Soviet-era equipment. (Moldova MoD)

With little new modern equipment on the cards, Moldova's military is being forced to reply on training and international cooperation to improve its capability.

As the Republic of Moldova celebrated its 30th independence anniversary on 27 August, the country’s armed forces that use mostly Soviet-era equipment have come to rely on four key partners for modernisation initiatives.

Regarding infrastructure upgrades, the Bulboaca National Army Training Centre has been modernised thanks to the US Global Peace Operations Initiative. Moreover, the US has contributed to the construction of an explosive ordnance disposal centre, part of the Codru Battalion. The North Carolina National Guard regularly trains with Moldovan troops under the framework of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program.

Similarly, a 7 September Moldovan MoD press release, …

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