Romanian army to purchase lots of defense equipment in the 2020s

Not a real news, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said that, from 2019 to 2028, the country will acquire ground-to-air missiles, multirole combat aircraft, armored carriers and medical evacuation helicopters.

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GD-Mowag Piranha 5, the latest large purchase of the Romanian defense ministry (Picture source:Army Recognition )

On 18 December, the Supreme Defense Council also stated that, as a NATO member, Romania would have spent 2% of its 2018 gross domestic product on defense, up from 1.81%. But many observers question the actuality of this percentage, not seeing where the spending is really made.

Iohannis said that, in 2019, 1,900 troops would take part in various foreign missions and operations, 130 more than in 2018. Romania has 690 troops in the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan that provides training, advice and assistance to local security forces.


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