air policing

air policing

The use of interceptor aircraft, in peacetime, for the purpose of preserving the integrity of a specified airspace.
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Danish fighter jets have repeatedly served in NATO's air policing mission in the Baltic states.
Montenegrin Defense Minister Predrag Boskovic has confirmed that Italian and Greek fighters will take over the defense of Montenegro's airspace within NATO's Air Policing mission, reports Macedonian media NetPres quoted by Focus.
The clarification comes a day after the US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) released a creatively-edited video illustrating "intercepts during Baltic Air Policing mission.
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.
fr/air/actus-air/la-posture-permanente-de-surete-aerienne-en-action) a statement  (in French) by the French ministry of defense which called it an air policing mission.
Britain is also to extend the deployment of four RAF Typhoon's with the Baltic Air Policing Mission.
But such calls would require stretched NATO governments to beef up the so-called air policing mission that regularly intercepts Russian jets flying over international waters close to the Baltic states.
As Lithuania and the other two Baltic States do not have the capabilities to secure their own airspace, Lithuania is also home to the Baltic Air Policing mission, which is based at Siauliai airport.
BRE[pounds sterling]KSEL (CyHAN)- Spain and Belgium will take over NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission from Hungary and Germany, NATO said Tuesday.
RAF Typhoon fighters are already deployed in eastern Europe as part of the Baltic Air Policing detachment and have been called into action in recent months.
Since Russia's annexation of Crimea, the UK has deployed RAF Typhoon jets to the Nato Baltic air policing mission, as well as participating in smaller scale army exercises across Europe.
The RAF has sent four jets for air policing over Baltic states.