Por­tu­gal takes over NATO’s air space pa­trol mis­sion in Baltic States

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On Wed­nes­day, 2 May, NATO’s air space pa­trol mis­sion in Baltic States was taken over by Por­tu­gal, as con­firmed by Lithua­nia’s De­fence Min­istry.

Por­tugese air forces will pa­trol Latvia’s, Lithua­nia’s and Es­to­nia’s air space us­ing four F-16 fighter jets sta­tioned at Si­au­liai aero­drome. Spain will pro­vide sup­port in this mis­sion with six of its Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets, also sta­tioned at Si­au­liai aero­drome. France will also pro­vide as­sis­tance with four of its Mi­rage fighter jets sta­tioned at Emari aero­drome in Es­to­nia.

Den­mark was pre­vi­ously in charge of this mis­sion.

NATO com­menced the mis­sion to pa­trol Baltic air space in 2004 – af­ter Baltic States of­fi­cially joined the al­liance.

Edijs Pālens/LETA

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