Budapest, HUNGARY – Preparations are underway for the annual Black Swan, which will take place from May 3-14, 2021. The Hungarian-led Black Swan 21 exercise includes SOF from Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the United States. U.S. Naval Special Warfare (NSW) and Hungarian SOF personnel will conduct Special Operations Craft-Riverine (SOC-R) training along the Danube River near Budapest. In other locations, U.S. Army Green Berets will train with Hungarian and Slovakian SOF on Aerial Vehicle Interdiction, Fast Rope Insertion Extraction System (FRIES), and Special Reconnaissance.
Black Swan 21 is held in conjunction with U.S. Special Operations Command Europe’s annual SOF exercise, Trojan Footprint 21, to test military synchronization capabilities and to help defend multiple domains in Europe simultaneously.