Six Royal Air Force Typhoon jets arrived at Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base in Romania, commencing a four-month deployment supporting NATO’s enhanced Air Policing (eAP) mission.

This marks the fifth such rotation for the RAF in Romania.

“This will be the RAF’s fifth eAP rotation in Romania, having completed the first iteration in 2014” said Wing Commander Karl Bird, Commanding Officer of 140 Expeditionary Air Wing.”The missions contribute to the development of the reaction and deterrence capacity and is a strong sign of the Alliance’s cohesion. Ensuring NATO is ready to secure the skies 24/7,” he added.

The deployment of the multi-role combat aircraft to Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Force Base will assist with the Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) missions until August 2024, to respond to current security challenges.

Enhanced Air Policing deployments are planned in advance and rotate between NATO Allied Air Forces, they ensure collective deterrence and defence protecting and securing the integrity of NATO’s airspace.

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Farouk (@guest_808774)
29 days ago

Read a very interesting news article regards Romania yesterday on the Army recognition website: Romania to Begin Field & Firing Tests with South Korean K2 Tank Ahead of Potential Acquisition Romania is set to conduct field and firing tests of the South Korean K2 Black Panther Main Battle Tank (MBT) in anticipation of a landmark military acquisition. This development, revealed in a recent post on the X Account of (at) mason_8718 on April 5, highlights Romania’s commitment to significantly upgrading its armoured forces. The tests, scheduled to begin on May 10, 2024, will be closely observed by a delegation of… Read more »

Jonno (@guest_809480)
26 days ago
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They’ve got an old T22 maybe we could sell them a replacement or 2.