Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.72 - 15 April 2015
Minister Dușa at the Distinguished Visitors’ Day of Exercise DACIAN THUNDER 2015
The Minister of National Defence, Mircea Dușa, and the chief of General Staff,Lieutenant General Nicolae Ciucă, will participate in the Distinguished Visitors’ Day ofthe Romanian-American Exercise DACIAN THUNDER 2015, organized at the 71st AirBase in Câmpia Turzii, at 16.00 hrs., on Thursday, April 16.Media representatives are expected at the airbase in Câmpia Turzii (1 Aerodromului St.)on Thursday, April 16, between 15.00 and 15.30. Person of contact Adela Mureșan,phone: 0764402709.
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The Romanian-American exercise "DACIAN THUNDER 2015" is conducted in CâmpiaTurzii over March 27 and July 7.
About 300 soldiers, pilots and technical staff of the Romanian Air Force along with fourMiG-21 LanceR, six IAR-330 Puma helicopters (SOCAT and MEDEVAC) participate inthe exercise. The US Air Force will be involved in the exercise with about 350 soldiers,11 A-10 aircraft and the necessary operating equipment.
The exercise aims at increasing the interoperability and level of training of Romanian andUS personnel by conducting joint flights.