13 Apr '15, 3pm

Canadian ATF in Europe returns home after successful deployment: #24_7Global #NATO #RCAF

Since last year, a Canadian Air Task Force (ATF) has worked alongside NATO allies and security partners in Europe to help protect the freedom and sovereignty of European skies. In April 2014, NATO began to implement a series of military measures to reinforce NATO’s collective defence in response to Russian aggression towards Ukraine. As part of Operation REASSURANCE, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) assets, including the ATF, were offered in support of NATO’s assurance measures. ATF Romania was stood up in May 2014 in Câmpia Turzii, Romania, and included six CF-188 Hornet fighter aircraft and 200 personnel. The ATF conducted interoperability training with NATO allies, including the Romanian Air Force, in the areas of air defence, air superiority, aerospace testing and evaluation, and tactical support. In September 2014, the ATF relocated to augment the Block 36 of the NATO-led ...

Full article: http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/news/article.page?doc=canadian...

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