Armed Forces News

The Air Force has deployed an unspecified number of MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles to Romania and Poland. Air Force magazine reported July 4 that the aircraft moved to Campia Turzii, Romania, from Miroslaweic Air Base, Poland a day earlier, because of construction on the Polish base. Contractors own and operate the aircraft, which provide communications, intelligence and security in the region. U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) oversees their operation. They are attached to the 52ndExpeditionary Operations Group.