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Inside rare French Rafale C Baltic Air-Policing deployment

As the Rafale Cs of French Air and Space Force take on Baltic Air-Policing duties, Babak Taghvaee examines how they are protecting NATO territory

Poland, France take over NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission in Lithuania

Having concluded its latest NATO Baltic Air Policing rotation to Šiauliai Air Base, the last of the Hungarian Air Force JAS 39C Gripens departed the Lithuanian base after being replaced by a detachment of French Air and Space Force-operated Rafales on December 1

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Learn why Lithuania’s airports are flying high

Despite headwinds from the war in Ukraine and airspace closures over neighbouring Belarus, Lithuania’s airports are emerging from the pandemic in remarkably robust shape, as Tom Batchelor and Gordon Smith discover.

Lithuania’s first UH-60Ms near completion

Lithuania’s Ministry of Defence announced on August 16 that the first three UH-60M Black Hawks for the Lithuanian Air Force have been transferred from the Sikorsky factory to the modification facility in Huntsville, Alabama, for completion

Crowdfunding in Lithuania raises €5m to buy Bayraktars for Ukraine

In just three-and-a-half days, Lithuania has raised €5m ($5.4m) through a crowdfunding campaign among its citizens to help Ukraine buy more Baykar Bayraktar TB2 UCAVs for use against invading Russian forces

New nations take over NATO Baltic Air Policing missions

New NATO fighter rotations took place on March 31 via official handover ceremonies held at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, and Ämari Air Base in Estonia.

Danish F-16s clock busy first month of Baltic Air Policing operations

Royal Danish Air Force Lockheed Martin F-16AM (MLU) Fighting Falcons have been extremely busy during the first month of a three-month Baltic Air Policing deployment in Lithuania

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

US green lights Lithuanian UH-60M purchase

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of six Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk medium-lift utility helicopters and related equipment to Lithuania.

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.