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Romania will get into service the American air defense system Patriot

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The Romanian Army will be armed with the US Patriot air defense system. According to the portal defenseworld.net, Raytheon Corporation and the Romanian aircraft manufacturer Aerostar, which will jointly produce missile systems, have signed a memorandum of understanding.


Romania will get into service the American air defense system Patriot


The Memorandum of Understanding allows for effective procedures for acquiring the first Patriot system for the Romanian armed forces. The purchase will be carried out in accordance with the plan for 2017 – 2026 years and in the context of Romania’s commitments as a NATO partner country and strategic partner in relations with the United States
- Reported in the Ministry of Defense of Romania. Romania announced its intention to acquire US Patriot air defense systems in April of this year, and in July the US State Department approved a potential deal. The contract volume is estimated at $ 3,9 billion.

It is planned that the Patriot missile systems will become part of the integrated air defense system of Romania, which already includes F-16 fighter jets. Last year, the Romanian Air Force received the first batch of six fighters, as many more combat aircraft will be delivered in the near future. Today, 13 countries (of which 5 are NATO members) are armed with a Patriot air defense system. In addition, the supply of "Patriots" has already ordered Poland.

Romania became a member of NATO in 2004 and gradually replaces Soviet weapons with Western ones. In addition, the American antimissile system Aegis Ashore is deployed in the country, which is part of the general air defense system of the NATO countries and is capable of intercepting short and medium-range ballistic missiles.

Patriot complexes entered service with the American army in 1984 year. For more than thirty years of service, they have undergone many modifications. One of the latest versions of the Patriot is equipped with PAC-3 MSE missiles, which have an interception range of 33 km and a strike radius increased by one and a half times compared to PAC-3 (the exact characteristics of the missiles are classified) "Warspot"
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  1. xetai9977
    xetai9977 20 October 2017 12: 13
    +2
    Is this already an article about the Romanian "Patriot"?
    1. pjastolov
      pjastolov 20 October 2017 12: 22
      +4
      Quote: xetai9977
      Is this already an article about the Romanian "Patriot"?

      those patriots gypsies have already sold hi
  2. NIKNN
    NIKNN 20 October 2017 12: 20
    +2
    Romania will get into service the American air defense system Patriot
    smile And where they get away, of course they get .... smile
  3. ochakow703
    ochakow703 20 October 2017 12: 28
    +1
    In-in, and a flag in hand. In the event of a mess, the Americans will hide their stupid bushes in the bushes, and in place of Romania there will be ashes. Well done !!! Cheer for the amer's ass.
  4. Vik66
    Vik66 20 October 2017 12: 59
    +1
    I saw the gypsy beggars, but never the gypsy pilots and air defense gypsies! recourse
  5. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 20 October 2017 14: 27
    +1
    In fact, this garbage could not even bring down the DPRK missile; why do they need it? What to shoot down? Bred "gypsy brother" as a sucker. Yes, it’s probably bad to live in occupation, to buy any bucket by the will of the owner and even at exorbitant prices.
    Well, let now on these machines go to the EU toilets to scrub.
    1. Sanichsan
      Sanichsan 20 October 2017 15: 13
      +1
      Quote: Incvizitor
      In fact, this garbage could not even bring down the DPRK missile

      Not certainly in that way. the DPRK’s rocket could not be brought down by modern American garbage, and gypsies and Poles are selling old rockets.
      Well, you understand .... wassat
    2. Gale
      Gale 20 October 2017 17: 47
      +1
      in fact, this alleged garbage took part in real hostilities, and more than once shot down br, unlike the nonsignificant world s-400, which is formidable and invincible only at the ashuluk training ground laughing
      1. Incvizitor
        Incvizitor 20 October 2017 22: 39
        0
        participated in real hostilities

        Did she beat a lot there? request
  6. Vadim237
    Vadim237 20 October 2017 20: 36
    0
    Probably having an interception height of 33 kilometers and a range of 240 kilometers.