The Supreme Commander of NATO Forces in Europe, US General Todd Wolters, said on Thursday that the US and Allied presence in Romania and the Black Sea region contributes to enhancing regional security, transatlantic relations and interoperability of military forces.
In an online briefing with several journalists, General Wolters referred to the naval and air presence of NATO in the Black Sea region, citing as an example the presence of the US Navy destroyers USS Porter and USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea, and the air police missions provided by them. Canada and Spain on the territory of Romania and the presence of military UAV MQ-9 Reaper at the Kambia Torzi air base, writes Kalia Europin.
“ Recently, especially in the Black Sea region, we have strengthened our maritime position. (…) USS Porter and USS Donald Cook recently conducted multi-dimensional operations with NATO AWACS and P-8 in the Black Sea – a show of how we have improved their portability In the airspace, air police missions enhance collective defense, demonstrating Alliance cohesion and determination to implement deterrence and defense. Canadian support for improving air police and the current missions of the Spanish Air Force over Romania underline the transatlantic link. Another great example is the deployment of aircraft. MQ-9 on the Turzii Plain in Romania, which strengthened regional security and improved interoperability again. ”Detailed detail was explained by Todd Wolters, who visited Romania last year, where he was honored by President Klaus Iohannes.
Walters’ comments came in the context in which the soldiers of Air Force Base 71, “General Emmanuel UNESCO” from Kambia Torzi, Cluj County, visited today, Thursday, the Chargé d’Affairs of the United States of America in Bucharest David Muniz. The 31st Aviano Squadron commander Brigadier General Jason E. Bailey.
The Allied Commander also referred to the importance of the Deveselu anti-ballistic missile system, stressing that the Romanian Aegis Ashore anti-missile facility allows NATO to improve its command and control and deter threats to NATO territory and can be used as a transmission and receiving hub for more information.
He also said that the activities of NATO and the United States in the vicinity of the Black Sea represent the progress of the alliance in its military strategy and the concept of discouraging and defending the Euro-Atlantic region.