A detachment of the US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), made up of approximately 100 soldiers and four F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, arrived on Friday at the 86th Air Base ‘Lieutenant Gheorghe Mociorniţă’ in Borcea, south-eastern Romania. The American military will carry out Reinforced Air Policing missions, as well as joint training missions with soldiers and F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft of the Romanian Air Forces. The joint air policing and training missions contribute to enhancing the response and deterrence capacity, as well as to strengthening the interoperability between the Romanian and American air forces, according to a press release of the Defense Ministry in Bucharest. The arrival of the American aircraft was announced at the beginning of the month by the American Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, after fragments of Russian military drones used in the attacks on the Ukrainian ports on the Danube were found on Romania’s territory.