282nd Mechanized Brigade (Romania)

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282nd Mechanized Brigade
Brigada 282 Mecanizată
A TR-85M1 company belonging to the 282nd Mechanized Brigade
Active 24 September 1968 - present
Country Romania
Branch Romanian Land Forces
Type Mechanized Infantry
Size 6 battalions + other supporting companies
Part of 2nd Infantry Division
Garrison/HQ Focşani
Anniversaries 24 September
Brigadier PhD Virgil-Ovidiu POP

The 282nd Mechanized Brigade "Union of the Principalities" (Brigada 282 Mecanizată "Unirea Principatelor") is a mechanized brigade of the Romanian Land Forces, originally formed as the 282nd Mechanized Regiment on 24 September 1968.

The brigade is widely regarded as one of the best-trained units of the Romanian Land Forces; it is subordinated to the 2nd Infantry Division. Its headquarters are currently located in Focşani. The brigade operates the TR-85 main battle tank. Together with the subordinated units, the 282nd brigade has been deployed to peacekeeping missions in Angola, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq.


  • 282nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade - Focşani
    • 284th Tank Battalion in Galaţi
    • 280th Mechanized Infantry Battalion in Focşani
    • 300th Mechanized Infantry Battalion "Sfântul Andrei" in Galaţi
    • 285th Artillery Battalion "Vlaicu Vodă" in Brăila
    • 288th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion in Focşani
    • 469th Logistic Battalion in Focşani

International Missions[edit]

  • Forces from the 282nd Mechanized Brigade were deployed in Kosovo between 2002 and 2003, and accomplished medevac, as well as other types of peacekeeping missions.
  • 280th and 281st battalions were deployed since 2004 in Afghanistan as part of the ISAF and since 2006 in Iraq as part of the Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • 300th battalion was deployed in 2008 (January–July) as part of the ISAF in Afghanistan.
  • 280th battalion was deployed in 2010 (Mai-November) as part of the ISAF in Afghanistan.
  • BDE HQ along with 280th battalion and 300th battalion were deployed in 2012 as part of the ISAF in Afghanistan.

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