Military drills with US helicopters at Mihail Kogalniceanu airbase

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Romanian and US soldiers will participate on Wednesday at the Mihail Kogalniceanu air base, to a joint exercise with UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, as part of the US commitment in ensure the eastern flank of NATO, within the Atlantic Resolve operation, the Romanian Ministry of Defence has announced.

According to the source, it is a common practice for loading manoeuvres and assault operations by helicopters.

Black Hawk helicopters belong to the 2nd Battalion, Regiment 10, Brigade 10 helicopters of the US Army and have arrived on March 2 from Thessaloniki.

“The Brigade 10 helicopters is the first major unit of its kind deployed in Eastern Europe as part of Atlantic Resolve operation with over 2,200 troops, 86 helicopters and more than 700 items of military equipment that have left several US ports to Germany, Latvia and Romania to demonstrate the US commitment to the stability and security in Eastern Europe,” the MoD release reads.

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