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NATO initiates AWACS Life Extension Programme

Khalem Chapman

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has announced a Life Extension Programme (LEP) for its Boeing E-3A Sentry airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) fleet, which aims to keep the aircraft operational until 2035.

Khalem Chapman

NATO's first RQ-4D arrives at Sigonella

Khalem Chapman

The first of five Northrop Grumman RQ-4D Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for NATO has arrived at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy.

Khalem Chapman
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Operation Northern Lightning

David Cenciotti

In a first among Joi nt Strike Fighter partner nations, Italy deployed its F-35As to Iceland in October in support of NATO’s Icelandic air policing mission.

David Cenciotti
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Fifty-fifty over the Baltics

Lt Col István Toperczer

Hungarian Gripens took part in 50 live scrambles during the 50th rotation of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission.

Lt Col István Toperczer
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NATO’S Last Fitters

Piotr Butowski

While the Su-22 swing-wing strike aircraft may be obsolescent by today’s standards, 35 years ago it provided Poland with a technological leap comparable only with its subsequent purchase of F-16 fighters.

Piotr Butowski

European Union green lights MBDA TWISTER project

Khalem Chapman

The Council of the European Union has given missile developer MBDA the green light to develop its Timely Warning and Interception with Space-based TheatER surveillance (TWISTER) missile defence project.

Khalem Chapman

RAF Typhoons deploy for Icelandic Air Policing Mission

Khalem Chapman

Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s have deployed to Keflavik Air Base as part of the UK's contribution to NATO's Icelandic Air Policing mission.

Khalem Chapman
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OPERATION Black Shield

Gian Carlo Vecchi

This summer, Gian Carlo Vecchi had the chance to visit the Italian Typhoon air policing detachment on Romania’s Black Sea coast and interview Colonel Andrea Fazi, commander of the Task Force Air 4° Stormo.

Gian Carlo Vecchi
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BAP’s hot summer

Alan Warnes

INTEL REPORT: Having no dedicated fighters of their own, the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have been protected by NATO air policing assets since 2004. Alan Warnes spoke to those involved in a busy few months for the latest fighter rotations.

Alan Warnes