Romania

Romania

Romania

In May 2014, then Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta stated that Romania would raise its military expenditure by 0,2% by the year's end. On January 2015, newly elected President Klaus Iohannis pledged that Bucharest would increase its defense spending to 2% GDP by 2017 and to maintain this level of spending until 2027.

Regular Units and Reserves

Regular Units and Reserves

Army vehicle

Army vehicle

Romania and Greece have similar military forces in terms of overall size, each of them counting for 11% of Black Sea military. However, with 79,900, Romania's Ministry of Interior has the largest number of personnel (57,000 for the Gendarmerie, and 22,900 for the Border Guard). According to NATO standards, Romania's army combat readiness is assessed at 70% to 90%. With the ongoing economic crisis, Greek's military has been subject to cuts in salaries, and significant reduction in exercises and training.
More than half of the Romanian army's battle tanks are Soviet-era T-55 (250 units), the rest consisting in Romanian TR-580 (42 units) and TR-85 (145 units).
More than half of the Romanian army's battle tanks are Soviet-era T-55 (250 units), the rest consisting in Romanian TR-580 (42 units) and TR-85 (145 units).

Air Forces

Air Forces

Romania still operates Soviet-era MiG-21 fighter and attack aircrafts (36), and yearly flying time of Romanian pilots are recorded at 120 hours, which is less than the 180 flying hours recommended for NATO members. Besides, as a part of Washington's response to the Ukrainian crisis, Bucharest will receive starting from 2016 12 F-16 midlife upgrade aircrafts transferred from Portugal.
MiG-21
MiG-21

Navy

Navy

Fregate Regele Ferdinand
Fregate Regele Ferdinand
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