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Romania acquires additional fighter jets

26th April 2019 - 11:02 GMT | by Michal Jarocki in Warsaw

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The Romanian MoD announced that the final agreement for acquisition of an additional five Portuguese F-16 multirole fighter jets could be reached by year end.

The head of the Romanian MoD, Gabriel Leș, confirmed that his department sent to Portugal all necessary acquisition documentation in order for Portuguese authorities to approve the future transaction. According to minister Leș, a final agreement could be reached imminently and contract signing is expected to be before the end of 2019.

Additional fighter jets will complement the Romanian Air Force inventory with its dozen of currently operated F-16 Block 15 MLU fighters (nine F-16AM

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Michal Jarocki is a Shephard correspondent based in Warsaw, Poland. He is reporting on military …

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