NATO will deploy AWACS aircraft in Romania to monitor Russian military activates
NATO announced in a statement that it will redeploy AWACS early warning aircraft systems from Germany to Romania on January 17 to monitor Russian military activity.
The NATO statement stated that the alliance will deploy the AWACS early warning systems in Bucharest, and the aircraft are scheduled to arrive on January 17, as these aircraft will support the strengthening of the coalition’s presence in the region, and provide it with monitoring of Russian military activity.
NATO linked deploying AWACS due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and stated that there should be no doubt about NATO’s determination to defend every inch of the alliance’s territory noting that AWACS systems can detect aircraft at a distance of hundreds of kilometers, which makes it an essential element of deterrence and defense.
This mission is scheduled to take several weeks, however, NATO didn’t specify the number of AWACS aircraft that will be sent to Romania.
According to intelligence and media reports, there are 14 AWACS aircraft in Germany, 3 of which will be sent to Romania.