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2015.09.08 13:45

Four Polish Mig-29 to Join the NATO Air Policing Mission

Algirdas Acus2015.09.08 13:45

Four Mig-29 Polish jets have landed at the Lithuanian Zokniai Air Force Base near Siauliai, to join NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission.  

 Four Mig-29 Polish jets have landed at the Lithuanian Zokniai Air Force Base near Siauliai, to join NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission.

Polish Air Contingent consists of around 100 militaries and four Mig-29 planes. Part of the soldiers has already been in Lithuania before, because this is the fifth Polish mission in Lithuania.

The NATO Baltic Air Policing mission was launched in 2004 when Baltic countries joined NATO. Since Baltics do not have their own Air Policing assets, rotating NATO military jets assists them.

Normally a mission consists of 4 planes. However, it has recently been stepped up to 12, in response to rising tensions with Russia over Ukraine.

Four British Eurofighter Typhoons have already landed at Zokniai yesterday and four F-16 Danish fighter jets will be patrolling the Baltic airspace from the Amari Air Base in Estonia from May.

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Vs of Polish jets flying and landing

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