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RCAF to resume Romanian airspace policing mission

4th September 2020 - 17:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Fighter pilots in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) are set to begin another enhanced air policing mission on 5 September under Operation Reassurance in Romania.

Canadian Armed Forces Air Task Force – Romania received its readiness certification from NATO during a ceremony at Romanian Air Force Base Mihail Kogalniceanu, the Canadian Department of National Defence announced on 3 September.

An RCAF detachment of about 135 personnel and six CF-18 Hornet fighters (mostly from 433 Tactical Fighter Squadron) will patrol Romanian airspace until December 2020, working in a QRA posture with the Romanian Air Force under the auspices of NATO.

Canada has supported NATO enhanced air policing in Central and Eastern Europe under Operation Reassurance since 2014, with four previous deployments to Romania.

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