Canada’s Air Task Force completes mission in Romania

Three aircraft fly in formation in a blue sky under a bright sun above the cloud cover.
Two Royal Canadian Air Force CF-188 Hornet aircraft and an RCAF CC-150 Polaris fly in formation during Operation Reassurance–Air Task Force Romania on December 12, 2019. PHOTO: Leading Seaman Erica Seymour, RP26-2019-0043-017

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Canada’s Air Task Force (ATF)-Romania has completed its four-month NATO enhanced Air Policing mission in Romania. ATF-Romania is the air component of Operation Reassurance, Canada’s contribution to NATO assurance and deterrence measures in Central and Eastern Europe.

“NATO is the most successful military and political alliance in the world,” said Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan. “Canada’s contribution to Air Task Force-Romania shows our ongoing support to NATO, one of our most important multilateral relationships. Thank you to all who served for your contribution. Your work shows our friends and allies that Canada will always stand shoulder to shoulder with them.”

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