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Polish F-16s Take Over NATO Air-Policing Mission

January 07 2019


The Polish air force has assumed command of NATO’s air-policing mission in Lithuania, reports the alliance.

On Jan. 3, commander of the outgoing Belgian air force detachment, Maj. Samuel Vanophem, formally handed over the key to Baltic airspace to Polish commander Lt. Col. Adam Kalinowski during a ceremony at Siauliai air base in central Lithuania.

The Polish detachment with four F-16 fighter jets will lead patrols and guard the airspace over Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for the...

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