Romania suspends military MIG-21 flights, to speed up F-16 purchase

15/4/2022 6:15:00 PM

The move was unrelated to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The move was unrelated to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - NATO member Romania has grounded its remaining fleet of military MiG 21 LanceR jets as of Friday given their 'considerably high accident rate', and will speed up a planned purchase of second-hand F-16s from Norway, the defence ministry said.

Russia pledges more strikes on Kyiv after missile attack, says took Mariupol plant FILE PHOTO: A MIG-21 Lancer belonging to Romania's Air Force is pushed back into a hangar during bilateral one-week training exercises"Dacian Viper 2014" with U.Telegram channel for the latest updates.Telegram channel for the latest updates.A KUALA LUMPUR (April 14): Airline companies have advised Malaysians to purchase their flight tickets early to avoid being burdened by costly ticket prices during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri period caused by dynamic pricing strategy.

S.pilots at a military airfield in Campia Turzii in Transylvania, northwest from Romania's northern border with Ukraine, April 10, 2014.The Chinese-ruled city has been hit by a fifth wave of coronavirus since early this year that has battered business and led to more than 8,600 deaths, many in the past two months, although cases have dropped in recent days.REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel BUCHAREST (Reuters) - NATO member Romania has grounded its remaining fleet of military MiG 21 LanceR jets as of Friday given their"considerably high accident rate", and will speed up a planned purchase of second-hand F-16s from Norway, the defence ministry said.“We are recording a very encouraging load, especially for the peak period in conjunction with Hari Raya, which has seen a significant increase in flight bookings compared to the same period last year.The move was unrelated to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which shares a 650-kilometre (400 mile) border with Romania.The government said today up to four people could gather at any time from April 21, up from two currently, and restaurants could stay open until 10 p.Romania will continue to fly its small fleet of F-16 fighter jets acquired from Portugal, the ministry said, while allied states also have jets deployed to the country for enhanced air policing missions as part of NATO efforts to boost its eastern flank, especially after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.Through the MATTA Fair 2022, Malaysia Airlines is offering discounts of up to 45% on current ticket prices to all domestic and selected international destinations.

Romania bought its first F-16 jets from Portugal in 2016 as it works to phase out its communist-era MiGs., extending opening hours for dining venues across the city from 6 p.Through the Matta Fair 2022, Malaysia Airlines is offering discounts of up to 45 per cent on current ticket prices to all domestic and selected international destinations.The ministry said it would speed up the process to buy an additional 32 F-16 jets from Norway, which will give it an additional two air squadrons."The available resources of the aircrafts from the three squadrons ensure.Schools are also due to resume face-to-face classes from next week..However, a check on their websites now showed prices skyrocketing up to RM2,000 (return flights), which is an increase of around 566 per cent for the April 29-May 8 festive period..“Cases have dropped from a peak of over 70,000 a day to over 1,000 today; if the.Subscribe to Mid-day email alert We deliver news to your inbox daily.

their operation for a minimum of 10 years and will form an air capability of transition to fifth-generation F-35 jets," the ministry said.The last accident involving a MiG 21 took place in early March when a jet on air patrol crashed, killing the pilot..Seven soldiers sent to find him on a search-and-rescue helicopter mission also died in a separate crash.Romania, a NATO member since 2004, plans to raise defence spending to 2.The number of daily infections in Hong Kong have been below 2,000 for a week, and the city recorded 1,272 cases yesterday.5% of gross domestic product next year from 2% at present, President Klaus Iohannis said in March.

The country currently hosts over 3,000 NATO troops and will have a permanent alliance battlegroup stationed on its territory.For some businesses, the relaxations may be too late as many restaurants say they have had to lay off staff as they struggle to pay rent in one of the world's most expensive real estate markets.More than 714,000 Ukrainian refugees have crossed the border into Romania since Russia began what it calls a"special military operation" in Ukraine on Feb.24.― Reuters You May Also Like.(Reporting by Luiza Ilie; Editing by Gareth Jones) Article type: metered.

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