Estonia—Italian F-35s Take Over NATO Air-Policing Mission For 1st Time

NATO Allied Air Command | 05/04/2021

Advanced F-35 stealth fighters are taking part in NATO's Baltic air-policing mission for the first time, reports NATO Allied Air Command. On Monday, an Italian air force contingent of four F-35A Lightning II fighters formally replaced a German air force detachment of Eurofighters at Amari Air Base west of Tallinn, Estonia. The German jets had performed the mission since September 2020. The Italian F-35As, from the 32 Stormo based in Amendola Air Base in southeastern Italy, arrived...

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