Defence Minister Adrian Tutuianu on Tuesday handed battle flags to several radiolocation reconnaissance and surveillance units on Radiolocation Day, telling radiolocation troops that that their job is decisive to securing Romania’s “clear skies.”
The National Defence Ministry (MApN) said Wednesday in a press statement that the battle flags were handed to the 76th Dacia, Reconnaissance and Surveillance Brigade; General Neculai Iordache Radiolocation and Early Warning Reconnaissance and Surveillance Group 1; General Pompiliu Ionescu Radiolocation and Early Warning Reconnaissance and Surveillance Group 2, and General Vasile Mihalache Radio Radiolocation and Early Warning Reconnaissance and Surveillance Group 3. Part of the same event, which took place at the headquarters of the 76 Brigade, the battle flag of the Lieutenant Colonel Mihai Cana Electronic Warfare 4th Group received an Aeronautic Virtue in rank of Knight decoration.
Tutuianu congratulated the radiolocation troops on their day and gave them respect “for their 24/7 seven days a week job, for the transmission of data necessary for the defense of Romania’s airspace and the eastern flank of NATO.”
“Although the specifics of your job make you the invisible part of all this enormous airspace security effort, your work is a decisive one because the results of the observation and analyses you provide ensure that decisions are taken to hinder and counteract various airspace threats within optimal timeframes (…) You are operating in an alert field with many challenges, making use of high-tech that requires constant learning and training efforts. I know that you can adjust yourselves to the changes in the security environment in our region and we count on your professionalism to ensure the serene skies of the country,” Tutuianu said in his message to the radiolocation troops.