Royal Canadian Air Force joins in defending the Romanian air space, after switch with British pilots


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A squad of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) have taken over the air police missions in Romania’s air space from the British pilots on Wednesday. The Canadian pilots are joining the Romanian ones in defending the air space of the country for the upcoming four months.

The Canadian squad, which will deliver Enhanced Air Policing missions together with the Romanian Air Force military piloting MIG 21 LanceR jets, consists of 135 officers, pilots and technical staff and five CF-18 Hornet aircraft.

According to the Romanian Air Force, the five CF-18 Hornet aircraft and the aerospace staff are deployed from the 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron from Bagotville, Quebec.

The Romanian Air Force says that the joint missions will lead to developing of the reaction capacity and to the enhancing the interoperability between the Romanian and the Canadian Air Force.

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