Posts tagged as Baltic Air Policing mission

Germans join NATO’s Air Policing mission in Lithuania

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Fifteen fighter aircrafts are currently guarding airspace over the Baltic states after NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission in Lithuania has been reinforced by Germany’s Air Force Eurofighters. The German Air Force detachment was deployed to Šiauliai Airbase in northern Lithuania under a bilateral agreement between Germany and the United Kingdom, the Lithuanian Defence Ministry said on Monday. In Šiauliai, the Germans joined the UK detachment that is carrying the mission…

NATO Baltic Air Policing mission made record number of flights in 2019

Friday, January 17, 2020

A record number of NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission flights were made last year, ETV’s evening news broadcast “Aktuaalne kaamera” (AK) reported on Thursday. In total 200 flights were made in Baltic airspace by NATO’s jets, an increase from 145 in 2018. AK reported, while on a visit to the mission’s base in Lithuania, these were due to an increase in vigilance and training exercises and the number of Russian…

Watch Russia keeps RAF Typhoons busy in the Baltic

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Russia has kept the Royal Air Force’s Typhoons  busy in the Baltic – prompting the RAF to make 21 interceptions of 56 Russian aircraft. The Typhoon jets have now returned to their Lincolnshire base, after completing a NATO Baltic Air Policing mission and handing over to Gripen aircraft from the Czech Air Force – and the RAF has released a ‘highlights’ video of the four month mission. A spokesperson for…

NATO jets scrambled six times last week in Baltic air policing duties

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

NATO jets engaged in Baltic air policing duties had to scramble six times last week, Baltic News Service reports, in each case identifying and escorting military aircraft from the Russian Federation over Baltic Sea international airspace. According to the Lithuanian defense ministry, the assortment of Russian planes comprised an Ilyushin reconnaissance plane, an Antonov An-12 transporter (NATO reporting name: “Cub”) with two accompanying Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jets (NATO reporting name:…

Belgian unit to arrive in Estonia as part of NATO battalion in 2019

Monday, November 19, 2018

Members of the Chasseurs Ardennais battalion of the Belgian armed forces are to join the prepositioned NATO battalion in Estonia at the beginning of next year. Approximately 200 members of the Chasseurs Ardennais battalion will arrive in Estonia, the unit will be equipped with infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs), SPIKE antitank missiles and 120-mm mortars, and will arrive here complete with a combat engineer and combat support unit. The unit is…

German Air Force jets to conduct training flights in Estonian airspace

Monday, October 1, 2018

German fighter jets stationed at the Amari air base in northwestern Estonia as part of NATO’s Baltic air policing mission will perform training flights in Estonian airspace from Monday to Friday, informed LETA/BNS. The German Eurofighter jets will conduct the flights at an altitude of at least 152 meters and preferably away from populated areas, spokespeople for the Estonian defense forces said. The German contingent on the augmenting NATO air…

NATO provokes the military crisis in The Baltic States

By Lukas Ramonas on Monday, August 27, 2018

As we know, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill last week. This document contains the provision for changing the mandate of the NATO policing mission in the Baltic States. Perhaps, the Balts have persuaded Washington to replace the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission with an air defense mission. As there are two airfields for NATO air police mission in the Baltic States, which can be…

Rescuers working to extinguish wildfire sparked by launched missile

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The missile accidentally fired from a Spanish Eurofighter jet serving on the Baltic Air Policing mission on Tuesday sparked a wildfire in a bog in Jõgeva County, which rescuers continue to fight on Thursday. Rescuers arrived at Jõgeva Municipality at 11:18 EEST on Wednesday to safeguard the operation seeking a missile accidentally fired by a Spanish Eurofighter jet in Tartu County on Tuesday. A bog had caught fire in the…

NATO’s misfired weaponry or airstrikes on the Baltic countries

By Jonas Dringelis on Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon 2000 launched an AMRAAM-type air-to-air missile over Estonian territory Tuesday afternoon. All the Estonians are very shocked. The incident occurred on Aug. 7, 2018 at around 3:44 PM local time in the Pangodi area of Estonia’s Tartu County, which is situated less than 50 miles west to the country’s border with Russia. The rocket is being searched by helicopters. The Estonian army has started a large-scale…

The Crown Prince of Norway will pay an official visit to Lithuania

Friday, April 20, 2018

President Dalia Grybauskaitė will meet with Crown Prince Haakon, heir apparent to the throne of Norway, and Crown Princess Mette-Marit on April 24. The Royal couple accompanied by the Minister of Defense of Norway and a high-level business delegation will pay a two-day official visit to Lithuania. The President and the Crown Prince of Norway will discuss bilateral relations, cooperation in NATO and regional security as well as deepening mutual…