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15 December 2017


Romania intends to buy Patriot missiles from US

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NATO member Romania plans to buy Patriot missiles from U.S. company Raytheon to help protect its airspace, a senior Defence Ministry official said on Thursday.

Axar.az reports that the plan will be a key part of the European Union country's plan to modernize its military, benefiting from a gradual increase in annual spending.

The defense budget in Romania - a NATO member since 2004 and one of Washington's staunchest allies in eastern Europe along with Poland - was 1.7 percent of gross domestic product in 2016 and was set at 2.0 percent this year."The Patriot missile defense system is part of the multi-level air defense system of Romania's airspace. We're assessing all options to develop this (acquisition) program," General Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca, chief of the General Staff told reporters.

"It is important to say the program will start this year."

The missiles would be part of an integrated air defense system comprising six newly acquired F-16 fighter jets as Romania is brings its forces up to NATO standards and retiring outdated communist-era MiGs.

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