Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.254 - 04 December 2015
Romanian-American Exercise Dacian Thunder 2015⁄II
The 2nd edition of bilateral exercise „Dacian Thunder 2015” is conducted at Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base and the 71st Air Base of Câmpia Turzii, over December 4 to 20.
About 200 soldiers, pilots and technical staff of the Romanian Air Force along with MiG-21 LanceR, IAR-330 Puma helicopters (SOCAT and MEDEVAC) participate in the exercise. The US Air Force deployed to Europe will be involved in the exercise with about 350 soldiers, A-10 aircraft and the necessary operating equipment.
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„Dacian Thunder 2015/II” is a Romanian-American exercise aiming at increasing the Romanian and US personnel interoperability and level of training by conducting joint flights, according to NATO standards.
The first edition of the the exercise took place at Câmpia Turzii Air Base over March 21 to July 7.