NATO sends planes to Romania to track Russian moves

SpaceWar.com reports: “NATO will send surveillance aircraft to Romania to bolster its eastern flank and ‘monitor Russian military activity’, the alliance said on Friday.

The Western military alliance has strengthened its presence in the region since Russia invaded Ukraine, which borders Romania, a NATO member.

‘Our AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System planes) can detect aircraft hundreds of kilometres away, making them a key capability for NATO’s deterrence and defence posture,’ NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu said in a statement.

The planes will arrive on Tuesday in Otopeni, near Bucharest, and are part of a fleet of 14 NATO Boeing E-3A AWACS aircraft, usually based in Geilenkirchen, western Germany…”

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