Show me the Defense money An army of $ 5 billion a year. How is Romania faring on the Eastern Flank, facing Russia Sea Shield, cel mai mare exercițiu naval al NATO din Marea Neagră, este condus de armata României. Sursa foto: NATO. Every year, about 1,000 lei are collected from each Romanian for the Army budget, if we were to humanize the statistics. Despite increased investments, the status of the Romanian Army is far from satisfactory for modern military needs.