1st Mechanized Brigade (Romania)

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1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade "Argedava"
Brigada 1 Infanterie Mecanizată "Argedava"
Active June 2006-present (current form)
Country  Romania
Branch Romanian Land Forces
Size 6 battalions + other supporting companies
Part of Romanian General Headquarters
Garrison/HQ Bucharest
Colonel Brînyei Valentin

The 1st Mechanized Brigade "Argedava" (Brigada 1 Mecanizată "Argedava") is a brigade of the Romanian Land Forces. It was initially formed as the 34th Infantry Regiment, and named after the Moldavian Voivode Vasile Lupu.

The brigade is considered the best and most modern infantry brigade in the Romanian Land Forces; its headquarters are located in Bucharest. The 1st Brigade has two paratroop companies in its subordination. The structural reorganization process of the unit was completed in 2010.



  1. ^ a b Military Press Archives
  2. ^ Military Press Archived 18 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine., June 2007
  3. ^ Military Press Archived 29 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine., 22 August 2004

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