Romania plans to buy latest generation F-35 fighter jet

According to information published by Seenews on February 3, 2022, the president of Romania Klaus Iohannis said that it plans to buy F-35 fighter jets.

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Romania plants to buy latest generation F 35 fighter jet Italian Air Force F-35 fighter jet (Picture source: NATO)

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is an American family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft that is intended to perform both air superiority and strike missions.

It is also able to provide electronic warfare and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities.

The F-35 has a wing-tail configuration with two vertical stabilizers canted for stealth. Flight control surfaces include leading-edge flaps, flaperons, rudders, and all-moving horizontal tails (stabilators); leading-edge root extensions also run forwards to the inlets

It can be armed with 1 GAU-12/U 25 mm cannon (F-35A mounted internally with 180 rounds, F-35B/C mounted as an external pod with 220 rounds) and 4 AIM-120 AMRAAM, AIM-9X Sidewinder, or AIM-132 ASRAAM or 2 2,000 lbs. air-to-ground munitions (2 x 1,000 lbs. in F-35B).