Four Danish fighter-jets land in Lithuania for NATO air-policing mission

“All four jets have already landed in the Siauliai aviation base,” Lieutenant Arnas Glazauskas, a spokesman for the Lithuanian Air Force, told BNS.

Denmark’s F-16 aircraft will replace the United States’ F-15 fighter-jets that have guarded Baltic airspace from the Siauliai military airbase since September.

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An official changeover ceremony is scheduled for Monday.

The Baltic air-policing mission has been conducted from Lithuania and Estonia by various NATO member states on a four-month rotation basis.

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At the Amari base in Estonia, Italy’s Eurofighter jets will take over the air-policing mission from a Danish contingent.

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