Belgium wraps up NATO deployment in Baltic airspace

  • 20 Jul. 2022 -
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  • Last updated: 20 Jul. 2022 11:43

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.

When French Mirage 2000-5 fighters took over the enhanced air policing role in April, the Belgian detachment switched to enhanced vigilance activities, carrying out scheduled patrols in key areas of Baltic airspace. They also gained experience in operating alongside other Allies and partners, including through exercises like Ramstein Alloy and BALTOPS.

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