Oct 12, 2013

Romania Defense Ministry signs contract to buy Portuguese F-16 aircraft

Romania's Defense minister announced that he had signed a contract with the Portuguese for the purchase of F-16 airplanes and had paid the first installment of 100 million euro from the total amount of 600 million euro as stipulated by contract.
Minister said, early this month that the equipping program with multirole aircraft would begin this fall by modernizing the airplanes Romania purchased from Portugal. The first F-16 planes will reach Romania in 2015.
Romania will purchase a squadron of second hand F16 planes from Portugal. On June 19, the government approved the bill on the purchase of multirole planes, which was adopted by the Chamber of Deputies. President Traian Basescu promulgated the law on the purchase of multirole planes by mid July.

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