Three more upgraded F16 aircraft have arrived in Romania on Thursday at Borcea Airbase, coming from Portugal and are to join the other six aircraft that arrived in late September from the Mont Real Airbase.
Other three aircraft are to arrive in Romania next year. On Friday defence Minister Mihnea Motoc is to meet the pilots of the 53rd Fighter Squadron, romania-actualitati.ro informs.
The aircraft have been upgraded, have new engines and were painted in several shades of gray.
The F-16s have had their engines changed and went through a process of modernization, called mid-life upgrading – improvements at the mid-cycle of operations.