NATO has despatched a surveillance airplane to member-state Romania to assist monitor Russian navy activity, a Reuters report mentioned.
The intention is to additionally bolster the alliance’s japanese flank. The airplane has landed at an air base close to Bucharest and two extra are anticipated to land later. They are like to keep there for a number of weeks.
NATO introduced final week it could deploy the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) surveillance planes to Bucharest, the place they may begin reconnaissance flights solely over NATO territory, the report added.
“In the context of Russia’s illegal war against Ukraine, NATO will monitor military activity on the eastern flank with the help of AWACS aircraft,” Romanian Defence Minister Angel Tilvar posted on Facebook.
NATO has ramped up its air presence in japanese Europe and the Baltics since Russia invaded Ukraine in February final yr.
The plane deployed to Romania belong to a fleet of 14 NATO surveillance plane normally primarily based in Germany, Reuters quoted NATO as saying.
With inputs from Reuters