Equipment Donation for the National Army Weapons and Ammunition Center
CHISINAU, November 29, 2017 — The National Army Weapons and Ammunition Center received two mobile kits for analysis and testing of powder and propelling charge of ammunition (QPAK-13), during a ceremony held at the Ministry of Defense. The event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Defense, OSCE Mission to the Republic of Moldova, and Ambassador of Austria in our country, Christine Freilinger.
General State Secretary of Ministry of Defense, Radu Burduja, mentioned that the donation is made within the Training project on ammunition and weapons stockpile management and appreciated the contribution of OSCE Mission to the Republic of Moldova, as well as of Austria, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland to the implementation of this project. “On my behalf and on behalf of the Ministry of Defense leadership, I want to thank you for the constant support offered to the National Army through various projects aiming to improve the conditions of ammunition storage, to avoid possible uncontrolled explosions, and last but not the least, to increase safety and security of civilian population living near the ammunition depots”, said Radu Burduja.
According to Chief of National Army Weapons and Ammunition Center, LTC Grigore Rata, the two kits that were donated today will be used within the mobile laboratory for testing ammunition stored in the National Army depots.
The source specified that the Training project on ammunition and weapons stockpile management is organized under the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Defense and OSCE on the implementation of the Complex Program on Small Arms and Light Weapons and conventional weapons in the Republic of Moldova, signed on October 28, 2010.