|22 Sep. 2023 ||
US F-16 jets arrive in Romania for NATO air policing
Four U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jets arrived at Fetesti Air Base in Romania on September 22, 2023 to further enhance NATO air policing in the Black Sea region.
|04 Aug. 2023 ||
Italy and Spain take lead of NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission
On Thursday (3 August 2023), the Portuguese and Romanian fighter jet detachments at Šiauliai, Lithuania and the UK Royal Air Force detachment at Ämari, Estonia ended their four-month rotation of Baltic Air Policing, handing the baton to incoming detachments of Eurofighters from Italy and Spain. NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission has helped to secure the skies over Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania since the three nations joined the Alliance in 2004.
|17 Aug. 2022 ||
Danish Air Force begins NATO air policing in Iceland
Danish F-16s will begin flying air policing sorties from Keflavik Air Base on Wednesday (17 August 2022), as part of NATO’s continuing mission to keep Icelandic airspace safe and secure.
|29 Jul. 2022 ||
NATO air forces train over Romania
Fighter jets and surveillance aircraft from seven NATO countries held air-to-ground warfare drills over Romania on Thursday (28 July 2022).
|20 Jul. 2022 ||
Belgium wraps up NATO deployment in Baltic airspace
A detachment of four Belgian F-16 fighter aircraft is set to wrap up eight months of activities at the end of July, after their air policing deployment to Estonia was extended following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
|29 Apr. 2022 ||
NATO jets scramble in response to Russian aircraft over Baltic and Black Seas
Allied fighter jets on NATO duty scrambled multiple times over the past four days to track and intercept Russian aircraft over the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea. All interactions occurred in a safe and routine manner.
|25 Apr. 2022 ||
Italy supports NATO Air Policing with F-35A deployment to Iceland
A detachment of modern F-35A fighter jets and personnel from the Italian Air Force is set to deploy to Iceland for two months to support NATO's Air Policing efforts in the High North.
|14 Apr. 2022 ||
Allies practise air interoperability with Finland and Sweden
NATO Allies and partners Finland and Sweden, have had a week of intensive cooperation in the skies over Estonia in the just-concluded exercise Ramstein Alloy. The regular NATO exercise focused on real-world scenarios faced by NATO’s Air Policing personnel deployed in the Baltic region.
|12 Apr. 2022 ||
Netherlands and UK take up NATO air policing over Bulgaria and Romania
The Netherlands and United Kingdom took over NATO’s enhanced air policing over Black Sea Allies Bulgaria and Romania this week. UK Typhoons are replacing Italian Eurofighters in Romania, and US F-16 fighter jets continue to reinforce the Alliance's force posture in the country. In Bulgaria, Dutch F-35 fighter jets are taking over from Spanish Eurofighters. In recent years, a number of Allies have helped Bulgaria and Romania to ensure the safety of their airspace. In addition to keeping Allies safe, participation in this joint mission enhances the capability and interoperability of Allied air forces.
|18 Jan. 2022 ||
Denmark renews its contribution to NATO's Air Policing in the Baltic region
Denmark is preparing four of its F-16 fighter jets for a new deployment to Lithuania in support of NATO's enhanced Air Policing mission in the Baltic States.