A clear demonstration of the UK's ongoing commitment to NATO enhanced air policing
, this was the third time the UK has committed RAF Typhoon aircraft to Baltic Air Policing
missions in Estonia, following deployments in 2015 and 2016.
TALLINN, Aug 30 (LETA--BNS) - A change of rotation ceremony of the NATO Baltic air policing
mission will take place at the Amari air base in Estonia on Monday where the Czech Air Force will take over the air policing
duties performed out of Amari from the Royal Air Force.
It is already home to f our RAF Typhoon squadrons -half of the RAF Typhoon Force - which conducts air policing
work to protect the UK's airspace from unwanted intrusion, and also on behalf of Nato in Eastern Europe to reassure allies.
BRUSSELS, Aug 14 (KUNA) -- Two jets from NATO's Baltic Air Policing
Mission were scrambled to visually identify a Russian fighter jet over the Baltic sea on Tuesday, NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu said in a statement Wednesday.
"Jets from NATO's Baltic Air Policing
mission scrambled to identify the aircraft, which flew close to Allied airspace.
Meanwhile, Typhoons on Nato Baltic Air Policing
also scrambled from Estonia's Amari airbase to intercept a Russian Bear bomber and two Flanker fighter aircraft flying close to Estonian airspace.
The RAF is conducting NATO Baltic Air Policing
, along with Estonia, amid growing tensions between the Kremlin and the West.
is a peacetime NATO mission that involves use of the system for control of the air space and management of the system for command and control of the aviation forces with proper forces and means of anti-air defense to protect the air space of the NATO member states," the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.
NATO Allied Air Command has announced that the Polish Air Force has taken over responsibility for leading NATO's Baltic Air Policing
mission out of Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania, the air command said.
During the training, the fighter aircraft successfully completed all missions as well as Air Policing
one, which involved the interception and the forced landing of an airplane flying without authorization through the airspace of both countries.
Meanwhile, the Estonian authorities decided to ban the Spanish aircraft from taking part in the air policing
missions over its territory for a while.