BELGRADE – The Serbian Armed Forces (SAF) have launched Morava 2016, a major command and tactical exercise, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement on Tuesday.

The exercise encompasses the operational capabilities of the land and air forces, with a part of the reserve personnel and individuals on compulsory work duty also to be involved.

The several-day exercise activities on land, in air space and on internal water routes will test the SAF’s ability to plan and conduct crisis response operations in conditions expected in real-life situations.

The exercise – the largest since the establishment of the SAF – is commanded by the deputy chief of staff, Lt Gen Jovica Draganic.