As southern command and control unit for Air Policing, CAOC Torrejon is responsible for all NATO airspace
south of the Alps, including Romania.
Squadron Leader Paul Hanson, a Typhoon pilot based at RAF Coningsby, Lincs, said: "The Typhoons are no stranger to the Baltics, we have conducted air policing to secure Nato airspace
in the region a number of times.
The recent flyovers in NATO airspace
occurred on Feb.
Russia is modernising runways at its Chernyakhovsk and Donskoye air bases in Kaliningrad, providing Russia with nearby bases from which to fly near NATO airspace
It has also caused violations of NATO airspace
," he added.
Andrey Kelin, director of the department for European cooperation at the Russian Foreign Ministry, said there is no NATO airspace
, in an open reference to the NATO secretary-general's comments after the latest incident.
Turkish top officials made it very clear, that these are violations not only of Turkish airspace, but NATO airspace
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg gathered a meeting of bloc member states on October 5, following which it released a statement condemning the " incursions into and violations of NATO airspace
There is no doubt that relations with Russia have taken a dangerous turn, given Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine and reckless exercises over NATO airspace
only "a very limited number" of NATO airspace
Russia recently reacted sharply to Nato manoeuvres in Eastern Europe, conducting tests with nuclear-capable intercontinental missiles and flights close to Nato airspace
by its long-range bombers.
Scrambles and intercepts are standard procedure when an unknown aircraft approaches Nato airspace
," the statement said.