LONDON—Romania is to purchase an additional five F-16 fighters from Portugal to bolster its existing fleet of 12 aircraft. The purchase, announced Nov. 28, follows the adoption of laws enabling a “gradual building” of the country’s air defense capability. Along with the acquisition of the five aircraft from surplus Portuguese stocks, the package also includes a modernization of the existing fleet mission computer system from the so-called M.5.2.R tape to the more ...

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