Romania has landed a fleet of MiG-21 LanceR military aircraft due to its extremely high accident rate, and plans to speed up the planned purchase of used F-16s from Norway, Reuters reported.
The Ministry of Defense will continue to use a small fleet of F-16 fighters acquired by Romania from Portugal, while allies will deploy aircraft to the country to carry out air defense missions as part of NATO’s efforts to strengthen the eastern side. Stated.
Romania purchased the first F-16 from Portugal in 2016 as it is working on the phasing out of MiG. The ministry said it would speed up the process of purchasing an additional 32 F-16s from Norway.
The last accident involving the MiG-21 occurred in early March. A patrol aircraft crashed and killed the pilot. Seven soldiers sent to search for him in a search and rescue helicopter also died in another accident.
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