Romania: Task Force Air passes the milestone of 1000 flight hours

(To air Force)

Euro Fighter of the “Black Storm” Air Task Force, located at the Mihail Kogălniceanu airport in Constanta - Romania, in less than six months of operation they have reached the symbolic, but not least important, milestone of 1000 flight hours.

This result confirms the efficiency of the F-2000A aircraft in carrying out the surveillance and surveillance mission of NATO's airspace, at the same time achieving a high degree of interoperability with the Alliance's air assets which in recent months have been used in parallel with the Air Force aircraft.

The Eurofighters, in fact, were deployed in Romania last November to support the enhanced Air Policing (eAP) operations, also carried out in tandem with German aircraft, while from April, they started carrying out missions of enhanced Vigilance Activity (eVA) with the aim of reinforcing the NATO Air Defense facility in the eastern flank, under the command and control of theair command of Ramstein (Germany), in the broader context of NATO's activities to strengthen the deterrence posture, increasing cohesion and ensuring the defense of the territorial integrity of the countries of the Atlantic Alliance.

In these two periods, characterized by different operational profiles, the Air Force crews mainly participated in missions of Quick Reaction Alert - Interceptor (QRA-I), i.e. aimed at guaranteeing rapid intervention to protect the airspace in the event of the penetration of unidentified aircraft and, subsequently, to Combat Air Patrol (CAP), or air patrol in specific areas assigned by NATO.

At the same time as the actual operational activity, training missions were conducted with the aeronautical and land components present in the operating theater, with which, working in synergy, we contributed to the elevation of both the standardization in terms of the procedures adopted and the integration of structures involved allowing the management of complex missions.