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Romania to fly military MIG-21 jets for one more year


NATO member Romania will continue flying its remaining fleet of military MiG 21 LanceR jets for one more year until May 15, 2023, as it speeds up a planned purchase of second-hand F-16s from Norway, the defense ministry said, according to Reuters.

In April, the ministry had decided to ground them immediately given their considerable high accident rate.

Romania has a small fleet of F-16 fighter jets acquired from Portugal and is in the process of buying an additional 32 F-16 jets from Norway, which will give it an additional two air squadrons.