29 Apr '14, 4pm

Allies enhance #NATO air-policing duties in Baltics States, #Poland, #Romania

Allies enhance #NATO air-policing duties in Baltics States, #Poland, #Romania

French fighter aircraft arrived in Poland on Monday (28 April 2014) to conduct training activities and air policing duties and Canadian jets left Canada on Tuesday (29 April) for deployment to Romania for similar duties there. A ceremony is planned on Wednesday ( 30 April 2014) at the Siauliai airbase in Lithuania when the United States will hand over responsibility for the mission to Poland, the United Kingdom and Denmark. The three countries will officially take over the task on Thursday (1 May 2014). The United States led the mission from 1 January to 30 April 2014. Poland will lead the mission and provide four MiG-29 aircraft. They will be backed up by four British Typhoon jets. The Polish and British aircraft will operate out of Siauliai airbase in Lithuania. Four Danish F-16 jets will start patrols from Amari airbase in neighboring Estonia. The three Allies will cond...

Full article: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_109354.htm

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