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.

Since 2014, Operation Reassurance has been key to demonstrating Canada’s commitment to its NATO allies. As part of NATO’s enhanced Air Policing mission, the operation reinforces NATO’s collective defence, demonstrating the Alliance’s combined strength and solidarity to any potential airspace aggressor.

In addition to this mission, the ATF conducted regular training with their Romanian counterparts, including flight operations, emergency response, flight safety, aircraft maintenance, command and control, and military policing. ATF-Romania also participated in several multinational joint exercises such as Exercise (Ex) Silver Arrow in Latvia, Ex Blue Bridge 19 and Ex Ramstein Dust.