Turkish E-7T AWACS flies above NATO-ally for 1st time

Turkey’s E-7T AWACS aircraft conducted a mission over NATO-allied Romania’s airspace for the first time, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

“As part of NATO Assurance Measures, Turkish E-7T AWACS aircraft conducted a mission over a NATO allied country airspace for the first time. Air picture was shared via Link-16 with Romanian Control Reporting Center during the mission conducted on the 16th of April over Romania,” the ministry said in a statement on its website.

“Surface picture and electronic support activities were also performed and relayed to CAOC (Combined Air Operations Centre) Torrejon, as part of the mission conducted over Romania,” the statement added.

Source: AA

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