17 July 2018

FOCUS: the air force incident in Bacau is the third one in which an IAR Falcon subsonic plane is involved

Indira Crasnea

IAR-99 Falcon is a subsonic plane of advanced reactive training and terrestrial attack, entirely projected in Romania and built in Craiova Planes S.A.

Image source: Mediafax

Its characteristics system of avionic and weaponry allows the pilot’s training for both supersonic MIG-21 Lancer and F-16 flights. The modern version is the IAR 99 Falcon TD, a 2015 generation plane, which could also “live” after 2015, as a school plane, advanced training and other missions. In March this year, Viorica Dancila was announcing, at the extraordinary congress of PSD that “upgrading the IAR-99 Falcon planes is one of the 100 measures that will be applied by the Executive [...]

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