Romanian Piranha 5 completes live firing test
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Romanian Piranha 5 completes live firing test

The Piranha 5 armed with the Elbit UT30MK2 remote controlled weapon station with a 30 mm cannon has completed static and dynamic tests, General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) announced in a 9 April press release. The company added that the UT30MK2 exceeded customer requirements and that this milestone qualifies the system for Romanian requirements....

Romania to cut $159M deal for anti-ship missiles to protect Black Sea coast
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Romania to cut $159M deal for anti-ship missiles to protect Black Sea coast

WARSAW, Poland — The Romanian government has approved a decision to spend at least €137 million (U.S. $159 million), excluding the value-added tax, on the purchase of anti-ship missiles that are to be deployed to the country’s Black Sea coast. The Cabinet approved the planned acquisition along with other programs of strategic importance developed by...

MQ-9 Reaper Drones in Romania? It could happen soon
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MQ-9 Reaper Drones in Romania? It could happen soon

CAMPIA TURZII, Romania — The U.S. Air Force has constructed a hangar at Romania’s 71st Air Base at Campia Turzii, and it could be used to house MQ-9 Reapers and support intelligence-gathering operations around eastern Europe and the Black Sea, Defense News has learned. United States Air Forces Europe declined to comment on whether the...

UK to Enhance Defence Cooperation with Romania
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UK to Enhance Defence Cooperation with Romania

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has unveiled measures to bolster defence cooperation with Romania in a bid to safeguard the European region. At a meeting with his counterpart Mihai Fifor in Bucharest, Williamson proposed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) by the end of this year to enhance UK-Romania defence co-operation. According to...

Romania to Kickstart Negotiations for Shore-Based, Coastal Anti-Ship Missile System ‘Soon’
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Romania to Kickstart Negotiations for Shore-Based, Coastal Anti-Ship Missile System ‘Soon’

Romania’s defense ministry is expected to kickstart negotiations to purchase new shore-based, coastal anti-ship missile system this week to replace Soviet P-15 Termit, local media reports. According to a report by Hotnews.ro, the contract for acquisition of Mobile Missile Launchers Mobile System (SIML) has an estimated value of EUR 137 million, VAT not included, to...