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NATO will move several reconnaissance aircraft from their permanent bases in Germany to Romania, where they will be closer to Ukraine, where the Russian occupation continues.

NATO Early Warning and Control System (AWACS) reconnaissance aircraft is expected to arrive in Bucharest on Tuesday “to support the growing Allied presence in the region and to monitor Russian military activity,” NATO said on Friday.

Normally based on the outskirts of Aachen in West Germany, the AWACS aircraft will be stationed for a few weeks at the Otopeni Air Force base near Bucharest, Romania, about 200 kilometers from the European Union and NATO’s eastern border with Ukraine.

“Russia’s illegal war in Ukraine continues to threaten peace and security in Europe, so NATO’s determination to protect and defend every centimeter of Allied territory cannot be doubted,” NATO press representative Oana Lungescu said.

“Our AWACS can detect aircraft hundreds of kilometers away, so they are a cornerstone of NATO’s containment and defense positions. I thank Romania for making an important contribution to our early warning system by hosting the aircraft.”

About 180 NATO military personnel will also be deployed in Otopeni.

NATO did not specify which of the 14 AWACS currently in Germany would be sent to Romania, but military sources told German news agency DPA that three planes would arrive in Romania.

AWACS is capable of detecting and identifying an aircraft at a distance of more than 400 kilometers.

Aircraft are equipped to transmit information to other airspace participants, so in theory they could fly command centers.

Previously, they were used in operations against the terrorist organization “Islamic State” and Afghanistan.

Source: Tv Net

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