Four F-16 aircraft belonging to the Turkish Air Force landed on Thursday, November 30, at the 86th Air Base “Lieutenant Aviator Gheorghe Mociorniţă”, Borcea.
The detachment, comprised of approximately 80 military personnel (pilots and technical personnel) and four F-16 aircraft, will perform Enhanced Air Policing missions with the Romanian Air Force under NATO command.
Joint air police missions contribute to developing reaction and deterrence capacity and strengthen interoperability between the Romanian Air Force and the Turkish Air Force.
On Wednesday, November 29th, other three F16s landed in Romania, this time part of the contract between Romania and the Netherlands to deliver F16 Falcon fighter jets.
This helped Romania strengthen its airforce and ensure, along with other allied forces, NATO’s Eastern Flank.