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Italian F-35As deploy to the Baltic

Italy has become the first NATO member to deploy its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters to Ämari Air Base, Estonia, in support of the alliance's Baltic Air Policing mission

Italian Eurofighters intercept unidentified aircraft over the Baltic

A pair of Italian Air Force-operated Eurofighter F-2000As were scrambled from Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania to intercept an unidentified aircraft flying over the Baltic Sea on February 17

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'Vipers' on Patrol!

The Belgian Air Component completed the latest Baltic Air Policing detachment in April, the latter portion of which was conducted under new regulations bought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

RAF Typhoons intercept Russian Il-20M near Lithuania

Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s – currently deployed to Lithuania in support of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission – have carried out their first intercept of a Russian military aircraft.

RAF Typhoons return to Lithuania

Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s from the Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) No 6 Squadron have arrived in Lithuania to support NATO’s ongoing Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission.

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Fifty-fifty over the Baltics

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

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BAP’s hot summer

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.