Typhoon jets will deploy to Romania from May for the UK’s contribution to NATO’s Southern Air Policing mission.
The Typhoons from RAF Coningsby will be based at Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase in south east Romania for up to four months, working side-by-side with the Romanian Air Force to police the skies over the Black Sea.
The UK is the first nation to provide jets to this NATO mission.
Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon said:
“The UK is stepping up its support for NATO’s collective defence from the north to the south of the alliance. With this deployment, RAF planes will be ready to secure NATO airspace and provide reassurance to our allies in the Black Sea region.”