Air policing: securing NATO airspace

  • Last updated: 16 May. 2018 16:14

NATO Air Policing is a peacetime mission, which aims to preserve the security of Alliance airspace. It is a collective task and involves the continuous presence – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – of fighter aircraft and crews, which are ready to react quickly to airspace violations.

 

Highlights

  • NATO Air Policing is a collective task and a purely defensive mission, which involves the 24/7 presence of fighter aircraft, which are ready to react quickly to airspace violations.
  • NATO members assist those Allies who are without the necessary means to provide air policing of their own territory.
  • The Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) is responsible for the conduct of the NATO Air Policing mission.
  • Preservation of the integrity of NATO airspace is one of the missions of NATO Integrated Air and Missil