The Italian Air Drive (Aeronautica Militare) took over from the Royal Canadian Air Drive at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania after a handover take-over ceremony on December 15. 4 Italian Air Drive Eurofighter Typhoons plane arrived at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania for a four-month deployment beneath NATO’s enhanced Air Policing mission taking up duty from the Canadian Air Drive. The Italian Air Drive Eurofighter detachment is able to conduct enhanced Air Policing missions alongside their Romanian MiG-21 counterparts.

“Italian Air Forces have a large expertise in defending NATO’s sky. In Romania, the 140 servicemen and 4 Eurofighter Storm airplanes, which represent the Process Drive Air Black Storm, improve the personnel and plane of Romanian Air Forces which assures the Air Policing Service. Strengthening NATO Air Policing, by means of enhancing nationwide capabilities with allied ones, has turn into the brand new regular inside the Alliance in the case of proving safety for its members and consolidating the deter and protection posture. Romania, a key ally on the Japanese flank, contributes to the protection of NATO’s air house within the Black Sea Area, and its contribution is being enhanced with further British, Canadian, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish air capabilities, in a rotating system,” stated of Common Daniel Petrescu, Romanian Chief of Defence Workers.


Italian Air Drive Eurofighter Storm detachment take over duty for enhanced Air Policing in Romania from the Royal Canadian Air Drive. (Photograph by Aeronautica Militare)

“I’m joyful to welcome again our Air Process Drive from their busy and profitable operations in Romania as a part of NATO’s enhanced Air Policing mission. Canadian Armed Forces members built-in very nicely with our NATO Allies within the area, together with Romania who graciously hosted us. Standing shoulder to shoulder with our NATO allies, our members and CF-188 Hornet plane helped ship NATO assurance and deterrence measures within the area since 2014. We want members of the Italian Air Drive all the very best as they assume Air Policing duties at Mihail Kog?lniceanu Air Base,” stated Gen. Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Workers.

This mission is a part of Italy’s contribution to NATO’s assurance and deterrence measures. These measures exhibit the collective resolve of Allies, the defensive nature of NATO, and assist deter the specter of aggression in opposition to NATO Allies. NATO Air Policing is a crucial a part of collective protection, which serves as a spine for the Alliance. It demonstrates the cohesion of the Allies to defend and deter any potential risk that tries to place our nations in danger. It supplies 24/7 airspace security and safety over the member nations by utilizing Air Command and Management, Air Surveillance and Management Programs, and Fast Response Alert plane, supported of their respective Air Bases by NATO allies’ international locations.

Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) Eurofighter Typhoon detachment  detachments have deployed to Romania in support of NATO’s enhanced Air Policing mission.
Italian Air Drive Eurofighter Storm detachment detachments have deployed to Romania in help of NATO’s enhanced Air Policing mission.(Photograph by Aeronautica Militare)