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Canadian Minister of Defence to pay visit to 57th Air Base Mihail Kogalniceanu

The Romanian and Canadian Ministers of Defence, Mihai Fifor and Harjit Singh Sajjan, on Friday will pay a visit to the 57th Air Base Mihail Kogalniceanu, on which occasion they will meet with the troops of the Canadian detachment deployed in Romania for conducting Enhanced Air Policing missions, as well as with the Romanian Air Forces personnel working at the 57th Air Base.

“The Canadian detachment, made of 135 troops (pilots and technical staff) and CF – 188 Hornet aircraft, is conducting, alongside the MiG-21 LanceR and the troops of the Romanian Air Forces, Enhanced Air Policing missions under NATO command,” reads a release of the National Ministry of Defence (MApN).

The Air Policing missions carried out jointly contribute to the development of the response and deterrence capability and, as well as the strengthening of the inter-operability of the Romanian Air Forces and Canadian Royal Air Forces.

 

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