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Romania intends to purchase another twelve used F-16

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Romania plans to buy more 12 used F-16 fighter jets in addition to those already purchased in Portugal, reports MIC with reference to the Minister of Defense of the country Mihni Motoka.




“While we do not know from whom we will buy these planes. We sent requests for information to all the allied countries that have such fighters, including the United States and five European allies. We are waiting for their response, ”said Motok.

According to him, this year “the first of the 12 (second-hand) F-16 aircraft that were purchased in Portugal in the 2013 year will arrive in Romania.”

The contract value was $ 600 million. This amount also included the overhaul of machines, and the training of 80 pilots.

According to the newspaper, “all fighters bought by Romania already have thousands of hours of 4,5 flying, and their maintenance after repair will be extended for another 20 years”. In 2017, the Romanian military intends, with the help of NATO, to modernize the base at Fetesti, where the aircraft will be located.
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  1. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 25 February 2016 15: 49 New
    +5
    Romania intends to purchase another twelve used F-16
    For what second-hand, the article does not indicate wassat And their 36 MiG-21s will be handed over to Ukraine, as part of the BTR-60/70 and T-64 were transferred
    1. Samen
      Samen 25 February 2016 15: 53 New
      +3
      In what fear of the "Russian aggressor" the striped ones caught up! Romanians are even ready to redeem junk in order to somehow calm their fear ... laughing
      1. Pravdarm
        Pravdarm 25 February 2016 15: 54 New
        +2
        Romanians are gypsies! Repainted in yellowish-blakytny, give a drink to the patriot-parashik and vparit him! laughing
        This trash has already come so muchRusty all who are not lazy shoved and sundry, that the gypsies were offended!
        1. Temples
          Temples 25 February 2016 16: 06 New
          +1
          Romanian military intends with NATO assistance to modernize the base in Fetesti

          What do you call a ship ...
          Base Fetish. So they are buying up things used by NATO.
        2. Very old
          Very old 25 February 2016 16: 17 New
          +3
          What Tommy GUN said, I won’t remind you
          Give a used country a used plane! wassat
          1. Inok10
            Inok10 25 February 2016 16: 52 New
            +7
            Quote: Very old
            Give a used country a used plane!

            ... what warriors they are, we perfectly remember ... laughing
            1. heccrbq8
              heccrbq8 25 February 2016 18: 13 New
              +2
              And how many of our 41 were captured?
      2. novobranets
        novobranets 25 February 2016 15: 56 New
        +3
        Quote: Semen
        Romanians are ready to even collect scrap

        At the best time they collected all the rubbish on the cheap, and now, out of fear, they will grab scrap metal and will start from the "pusher".
        1. Ami du peuple
          Ami du peuple 25 February 2016 16: 00 New
          +2
          Quote: novobranets
          and now, out of fright, they will grab the junk and start with the "pusher".

          With the "pusher" will not. Romanians are the same gypsies, and who buys used batteries all over Russia? That's right, Romals. It is believed that this is a secret operation of the current Siguransa laughing
          But why do Romanians need 80 pilots for 12 aircraft? Do they have disposable pilots or what?
          1. cap
            cap 25 February 2016 16: 44 New
            +2
            Quote: Ami du peuple
            Quote: novobranets
            and now, out of fright, they will grab the junk and start with the "pusher".

            With the "pusher" will not. Romanians are the same gypsies, and who buys used batteries all over Russia? That's right, Romals. It is believed that this is a secret operation of the current Siguransa laughing
            But why do Romanians need 80 pilots for 12 aircraft? Do they have disposable pilots or what?


            RZHUNIMAGU)))))! Do not joke anymore. Or joke one at a time, otherwise two at once.
            Who will tell the landing gear on the planes, relatives, or from the "Zhiguli"? laughing
            1. novobranets
              novobranets 25 February 2016 16: 52 New
              +1
              Quote: cap
              Who will tell the landing gear on the planes, relatives, or from the "Zhiguli"?

              What are you, what are you. This is a deep modernization-suspension from Priora. fellow
          2. novobranets
            novobranets 25 February 2016 16: 46 New
            +3
            Quote: Ami du peuple
            But why do Romanians need 80 pilots for 12 aircraft? Do they have disposable pilots or what?

            I say, from the "pusher", who will push? Zhigulevsk battery used by the Gypsies will be rather weak. A.S. Pushkin wrote - "... the gypsies in a noisy crowd ... pushed the F-16 up the hill". laughing
          3. Alf
            Alf 25 February 2016 18: 40 New
            0
            Quote: Ami du peuple
            But why do Romanians need 80 pilots for 12 aircraft?

            They will fly on a moving schedule so that the planes do not stand idle. But just how long will the resource have at the sides in this mode of operation?
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    3. Michael67
      Michael67 25 February 2016 15: 57 New
      +1
      Let them buy junk. Considering that Romanians are a state of mind, they do not fly much on these capital-restored castoffs.
      1. zennon
        zennon 25 February 2016 16: 19 New
        +5
        Quote: Michael67
        Let them buy junk.

        Don’t tell. The F-16 is a very decent car.

        The contract value was $ 600 million. This amount also included the overhaul of machines, and the training of 80 pilots.

        It’s not junk. Of course, it would be nice to consider the possibility of purchasing new cars, but as the saying goes, "in the absence of a stamp, they write in idle time."
    4. Amnestied
      Amnestied 25 February 2016 16: 17 New
      +2
      Quote: Sith Lord
      as part of the BTR-60/70 and T-64 were transmitted

      You want to say that T64 tanks were in the arsenal of Romania? You are still very mistaken!
      1. mirag2
        mirag2 25 February 2016 16: 44 New
        +1
        If the NATO did not escalate anti-Russian hysteria, then there would be no one to sell fighters.
    5. Maxom75
      Maxom75 25 February 2016 17: 26 New
      0
      Mig -21 vs SU-30 and SU-35 is serious))
  2. Mjohn
    Mjohn 25 February 2016 15: 49 New
    +7
    Yes, and to hell with them
  3. kugelblitz
    kugelblitz 25 February 2016 15: 50 New
    +2
    Since they did not want new Soviet MiGs, let them fly on handshake trash now. If not already third hands are being used. wassat
  4. EFA
    EFA 25 February 2016 15: 52 New
    +1
    Buy used f16, not expensive, preferably under warranty and with bargaining, ask Klaus. Call a toll free number at your expense. Password: Johannis - for privacy.
    1. Tusv
      Tusv 25 February 2016 16: 57 New
      0
      Quote: EFA
      Buy used f16, not expensive, preferably under warranty and with bargaining =, ask Klaus

      Do not eat Eureka. You will not be mistaken. Ayda Narvay in the European Union But !!! Upon return, instruction. If Flacker tells you - for a hell, then it’s safer.
      By the way, why Sushki still has no proper name
    2. novobranets
      novobranets 25 February 2016 16: 59 New
      0
      Quote: EFA
      Buy used f16, not expensive

      Call the analysis, you’ll probably pick something up. laughing
  5. DMB_95
    DMB_95 25 February 2016 15: 53 New
    +3
    Well, what about such a power without F-16, even if it’s used.
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 25 February 2016 15: 55 New
    +1
    Fighting mice. Armed to the teeth. If that, about 15 minutes fly.
  7. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 25 February 2016 15: 57 New
    +4
    Saab JAS 39 “Gripen” would have been cheaper if he had seen nothing worse.
    1. clidon
      clidon 25 February 2016 22: 22 New
      +1
      Cheaper in what? Hungary took leased for 12 years 14 Gripenov for just a billion dollars. And then 12 cars at the full disposal of 600 million.
  8. salad
    salad 25 February 2016 15: 59 New
    +2
    Gypsies on F-16 laughing still not got off the horses laughing apparently sold their guitars and rented the bears to the zoo, and they will buy AIRPLANES for 12% wassat
  9. OlegV
    OlegV 25 February 2016 16: 04 New
    +2
    Apparently not so good that only a second hand denyuzhkov was enough ...
  10. lexx2038
    lexx2038 25 February 2016 16: 08 New
    +1
    Why do they need them? If it’s from Russia, then this is zilch, we must also have developed air defense, target designation tools, and many other expensive structures that they don’t have. If only as a part of the Pandos coalition there is someone to bomb, I can even guess who they are sharpening pencils on. Buses and machine tools would do better.
    1. clidon
      clidon 25 February 2016 22: 16 New
      0
      Since 2004, Romania is a member of NATO. Accordingly, it adjusts the weapon to the standards slowly and will not be fighting alone.
  11. BOB044
    BOB044 25 February 2016 16: 13 New
    0
    Romania intends to purchase another twelve used F-16s. As well as fired cartridges, decommissioned tanks and the well-worn military uniform of NATO troops. Beats.
  12. Prisoner
    Prisoner 25 February 2016 16: 18 New
    +1
    Someone from the Romanian Defense Ministry trades in color with father-in-law. No questions!
  13. Ros 56
    Ros 56 25 February 2016 16: 20 New
    0
    They informed Oyropa that they will soon start buying used condoms. Was that in the Warsaw Pact? As our S. Lavrov says - "stupid people, b ... t"
  14. Shadowcat
    Shadowcat 25 February 2016 16: 23 New
    +1
    More accurate with purchases - such a stronghold of democracy of airplanes will not remain.
  15. sardine
    sardine 25 February 2016 16: 24 New
    +3
    It was always interesting why Romanians are called Gypsies, because these are completely different peoples. Yes, in Romania there are many gypsies settled, but where are they not?
    Or is it like that joke to the local public?
  16. Mjohn
    Mjohn 25 February 2016 16: 29 New
    +2
    Quote: sardare
    after all, these are completely different peoples.

    "One word - Romanian!
    So he is Bulgarian!
    What's the difference "©
  17. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 25 February 2016 16: 30 New
    0
    Now "experts will come running to prove to us that these planes are better than the Su35 of Russia, too, and they should have been bought!"
  18. Algetxnumx
    Algetxnumx 25 February 2016 16: 33 New
    0
    And laughter and sin and tears, but the name of the Minister of Defense-Motok is especially touching, with this name Toko second hand and buy! lol
  19. da Vinci
    da Vinci 25 February 2016 16: 36 New
    +1
    Interesting - Portugal bought something in return? request
    1. zennon
      zennon 25 February 2016 17: 58 New
      0
      Quote: da Vinci
      Interesting - Portugal bought something in return? request

      Here is what the "wiki" writes about the Portuguese Air Force:
      In 2013, a contract was signed for the sale of 12 fighters to Romania, with the start of deliveries in 2016. Of which 6 F-16AM and 3 F-16BM - withdrawn from service with the Portuguese Air Force. And the remaining 3 F-16A will be specially purchased by Portugal under the Excess Defense Article program, from the storage of the US Air Force, and modernized under the MLU program, in the F-16AM.

      Well, it's for sale. In terms of the development of their own Portuguese Air Force, nothing could be found.
  20. triglav
    triglav 25 February 2016 17: 29 New
    0
    It’s better to leave NATO and live in peace than to buy used stuff.
    1. zennon
      zennon 25 February 2016 18: 18 New
      +1
      Quote: triglav
      It’s better to leave NATO and live in peace than to buy used stuff.

      Not everything is so simple. You see, NATO is not just a military-political alliance. It is, in a sense, a club. Participation in it gives a lot to big countries. Not expensive loans, spare parts contracts and maintenance of equipment. Preferential training of the squad .At the same time, programs in the development of purely civilian areas are also affected. Imagine two neighboring countries. One is not a NATO member. Who should be given preferential funds for development? The answer is obvious. Promotion of the local elite in the international establishment. This is a sign of belonging, you are yours! it is miscalculated by the political elite. So living in peace will not work.
  21. From Tver
    From Tver 25 February 2016 19: 10 New
    0
    As the saying goes: "You, eat, eat, or else throw it away." lol
  22. sharp-lad
    sharp-lad 25 February 2016 21: 44 New
    0
    Like it or not, but two anti-aircraft missiles, in the event of a collision with NATO, will be taken over.
    1. clidon
      clidon 25 February 2016 22: 24 New
      0
      Considering that the vehicles will also have containers with target designation and the AIM-120, it is not yet known what "price" will have to be paid for them.
  23. Ruby
    Ruby 26 February 2016 00: 26 New
    0
    Quote: sardare
    It was always interesting why Romanians are called Gypsies, because these are completely different peoples. Yes, in Romania there are many gypsies settled, but where are they not?
    Or is it like that joke to the local public?

    In the 43rd year, my great-grandfather was removed from the gallows by a Romanian in a golden vase and released. He partisaned near Odessa, came to them in one of the battles with weapons in his hands. A completely unfamiliar woman bought it.
    Is that ...... not gypsies? Read what the Germans themselves write about their allies.

    I remember one of our generals in WWI said about their army when they bargained for whom to fight.
    "In order to defeat the Romanians if they speak for the Germans, we need 10 divisions, in order to defend Romania if they speak for us, we also need 10 divisions. We won’t win anything, we just lose 10 divisions anyway."