BUCHAREST, Jan. 6 (Xinhuanet) -- Four Romanian air
force helicopters returned home on Friday after finishing their one-year mission
in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The four Iar-330 Socat helicopters, with 42 crew
members, had been in Bosnia and Herzegovina to join a European Union mission of
conducting air reconnaissance and providing first-aid service in the war-torn
The copters, jointly developed by Romania's Brasov
aircraft factory and an Israeli company, are capable of carrying out
Their mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina is Romania
air force's first military operation abroad after the World War II.
Currently, Romania still has 80 soldiers deployed in
two regions in Bosnia and Herzegovina on a military mission. Enditem