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NATO gives readiness certification to CAF ATF-Romania

September 15, 2020 at 4:21 pm

Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Air Task Force – Romania (ATF-Romania) received their readiness certification from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) during a certification ceremony held on September 3, 2020 at the Romanian Air Force Base Mihail Kogalniceanu. This certification allows the Task Force to officially begin their enhanced Air Policing mission under Operation REASSURANCE in Romania. The detachment from the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF),Read More

NATO force taking flight

July 21, 2020 at 3:16 pm

Sergeant Jordan LaBossiere On June 4, 2020, at 10:26 a.m. local time, the first operational flight of a NATO RQ-4D Phoenix (Global Hawk variant) aircraft lifted off from runway 28 Left at Naval Air Station Sigonella, near Catania, Sicily. This mission was entirely crewed by NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force (NAGSF) personnel, including maintenance, IT, flight crew and intelligence personnel. This marked both the first NATO-crewed mission for the recently acquired Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA),Read More

Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-188 Hornet aircraft perform air to air refueling from an RCAF CC-150 Polaris during Operation REASSURANCE – Air Task Force Romania on December 12, 2019.
Photo: LS Erica Seymour, 4 Wing Imaging

Troops in Romania ready for homecoming

January 6, 2020 at 5:25 pm

National Defence Canada’s Air Task Force (ATF)-Romania has completed its four-month NATO enhanced Air Policing mission in Romania with about 100 members from 4 Wing Cold Lake returning home soon, it was announced January 3. CAF members are expected to be returning to Cold Lake about the middle of January. About 30 members are from other bases. “NATO is the most successful military and political alliance in the world. Canada’s contribution to Air Task Force-RomaniaRead More

Harjit S. Sajjan, Defence Minister

CAF supports NATO enhanced Air Policing in Romania

August 21, 2018 at 8:00 am

DND The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is sending approximately 135 CAF personnel and five CF-18 Hornets to Constanta, Romania, to participate in NATO enhanced Air Policing from September to December 2018. This mission is part of Operation REASSURANCE, Canada’s contribution to NATO assurance and deterrence measures in Central and Eastern Europe. During this deployment, the CF-18 Hornets will augment the Romanian Air Force’s air policing capabilities. NATO enhanced Air Policing has been part of itsRead More

The Belgian Air Component will participate with their F-16 fighters.
Photo: Belgian Air Force Facebook Page

International participants arriving for Exercise Maple Flag 51

June 5, 2018 at 10:07 am

Maple Flag Public Affairs/ The Courier International military personnel have begun arriving in Cold Lake for the annual Maple Flag fighter exercise. Exercise Maple Flag 51 will take place between June 11 and 22. Aircrew, ground crews and support personnel from across Canada and around the world will train together over the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range. This year’s exercise will bring together more than 1,500 Canadian Armed Forces personnel in participant or supporting roles,Read More