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Arrival of a New British Detachment at Mihail Kogălniceanu


The certification ceremony of the British Royal Air Force Detachment that will carry out Enhanced Air Police missions on the eastern flank of NATO will take place at Mihail Kogălniceanu Ait Base from 12.00 hrs., on Friday, April 27th.

The British detachment consisting of about 160 troops (pilots and technical staff) will carry out Enhanced Air Police missions with four Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft over May 1st to August 31st 2018, along with MiG-21 LanceR aircraft and troops of the Romanian Air Force.

The four aircraft arrived at Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base on Monday, April 23rd.

-The journalists interested in participating in the event that depart from Bucharest will have the opportunity to travel by the military aircraft the Romanian Air Force puts at their disposal, that will take off from the 90th Air Base Otopeni, on Friday, April 27th, at 08.00 hrs. Media representatives are requested to send the relevant identification info at e-mail: proff@roaf.ro by Wednesday, April 25th, 12.00 hrs.

-The journalists who choose to travel by the military aircraft are expected at the 90th Air Base Otopeni at 07.00 hrs., on Friday, April 27th.

Person of contact Commander Mihai Albu, GSM: 0722 734 412.

-Journalists of the province interested in participating in the event that travel individually to Mihail Kogălniceanu are requested to send the relevant identification information at e-mail fhuzum@roaf.ro by 16.00 hrs., on Thursday, April 26th.

Media representatives choosing this alternative are expected at Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base, at 10.30 hrs., on Monday, April 27th.

Person of contact: LTC Fănuț Huzum, GSM: 0722 509 920.

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The enhanced air police mission under NATO command is a collective defence mission at peace, meant to ensure the integrity of the Alliance air space.

The air police missions carried out jointly will contribute to the development of the reaction and deterrence capability, as well as to the strengthening of the inter-operability between the Romanian and British air forces.

The deployment of the aircraft of the British Royal Air Forces in Romania is part of the implementation of the Action Plan for ensuring the NATO's operational capability on the eastern flank of the Alliance, in the northern area, and also in the southern area, and proves NATO's unity and determination as reaction to the security environment challenges. This is the second time a British detachment is deployed at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base for air police missions, together with FAR, with the first such detachment having been deployed over May 1st to August 31st 2017.

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