The number of Eurofighters in Romania increased from 4 to 8 with the expansion decided by the Council of Ministers on Friday 25 February
As part of the strengthening of the deterrent posture on the east flank of the Alliance, Italy will strengthen its presence in Romania by doubling the number of Eurofighter aircraft already operating in the “Black Storm” Air Task Force in NATO‘s Air Policing activity. A further four aircraft will operate from the Mihail Kogălniceanu base in Constanta.
“Italy – declared the Minister of Defense, the Hon. Lorenzo Guerini – is contributing with speed and conviction to the decisions taken within NATO, and the government has approved a series of significant measures that provide for the strengthening of the military posture on the east flank following the unacceptable and unjustified aggression of Russia against Ukraine “.