NATO sends AWACS reconnaissance aircraft to Romania to monitor Russian movements

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NATO AWACS reconnaissance aircraft to reinforce NATO’s eastern flank and help monitor its military activities of Russia are expected to be deployed in Romania today, Tuesday (17/1).

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The NATO announced last week the deployment of AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) in Bucharest, where they will launch reconnaissance flights exclusively over NATO territory.

Since the start of the war in Ukraine last February, NATO has boosted its air presence in eastern Europe and the Balticsand with the development of fighter and reconnaissance aircraft and refueling aircraft (flying tankers).

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The aircraft to be deployed in Romania belong to the fleet of 14 NATO reconnaissance aircraft normally stationed in Germany. Around 180 people will also be deployed to support the aircraft.

“As Russia’s illegal war in Ukraine continues to threaten peace and security in Europe, there must be no doubting NATO’s determination to protect and defend every inch of allied territory,” NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said in a statement. of January 12, as reported by the Athens News Agency.

“AWACS have the ability to be detected at a distance of hundreds of kilometers, which makes them a decisive means of deterrence and defense for NATO,” he notes.

Source: News Beast

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