Romania plans to buy 32 latest-generation F-35 fighter jets for $6.5 billion to strengthen its air defense.
This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to Reuters.
The purchase of F-35s was approved by the Supreme Council of Defense of Romania (CSAT). The agency claims that it is currently awaiting approval from the parliament to begin the procurement process.
In addition to the purchase of 32 aircraft, the agreement also includes logistics and training services, flight simulators and ammunition, as well as an option for Romania to purchase 16 more F-35s at a later date.
It is noted that in response to Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Romania has increased defense spending to 2.5% of GDP.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 27/09/2023