Romania wants to complete the F16 squadron with another four aircraft and plans to purchase another 36 such aircraft, National Defence Minister Mihai Fifor stated on Tuesday.
"For now it's a discussion that we are carrying out with the Romanian Armed Forces. We would like to currently supplement the existing F16 squadron with another four aircraft. And another plan of 36- F16 aircraft for which we've requested the US to tell us is there is the possibility to buy them form there. For now, we wait for a response, because one doesn't go and purchase a F16 from one day to the next," Minister Fifor told a press conference organised at the National Defence Ministry (MApN) headquarters.
He presented the steps regarding the purchase of F16 aircraft. "It's not a negotiation. Firstly, one has to request in order to see if these aircraft exist and, if they exist, what is their price. And afterwards, certainly, a negotiation starts. We are waiting for the response," Fifor explained.