US approves proposed Patriot sale to Romania

The U.S. State Department approved the proposed sale of┬áseven Patriot air defense systems to Romania in a deal that could cost $3.9 billion, Balkan Insight reports. The U.S. Congress and the Romanian parliament must still approve the deal.┬áRomania is currently in the process of increasing its defense budget and modernizing its military, though efforts to do so are moving slowly under Romania’s Social Democrat-controlled government.


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