MQ-9s in Romania Provide Constant ISR Over the Balkans

The Air Force is now flying MQ-9 Reaper operations from Romania, in a new mission that aims to provide 24/7 intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance coverage in the Balkans.

U.S. Air Forces in Europe based the Reapers at Romanian Air Base 71 in Campia Turzii earlier this year, with the first flights starting Feb. 1. USAFE boss Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, in an interview with Air Force Magazine, said the mission is “critically important” to give both the U.S. and European allies a steady view of the region.

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