Six CF-18 fighter jets of Canada will join NATO's Baltic air-policing mission in Lithuania in September, the country's government has announced.
© luftwaffe.de nuotr.

"We will continue to stand by our NATO allies to promote security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe. Through the hard work of our men and women in uniform, Canada will continue to demonstrate the strength of allied solidarity in response to Russian aggression," Canada's Defense Minister Rob Nicholson said in a press release.

Currently, the air-policing mission is performed by British and Polish jets in Lithuania and Danish jets in Estonia. In addition to Canada, Portugal will join the mission in September to patrol the Baltic skies from Lithuania, while Germany will send its jets to Estonia.

Launched in 2004, the NATO air-policing mission was usually carried out by four fighter-jets, however, was stepped up considerably following the Russian aggression in Ukraine.

BNS
Įvertink šį straipnį
Norėdami tobulėti, suteikiame jums galimybę įvertinti skaitomą DELFI turinį.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(0 žmonių įvertino)
0
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Vytautas Bakas: ‘We need to be more receptive to the needs of servicemen’

The Committee on National Security and Defence of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania held a...

Germany pledges to invest 110 mln euros in Lithuanian military bases

German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen pledged continued support to Lithuania's military with...

Latvia's private, nongovernmental sectors to be included in national defense system

The Latvian defense ministry proposes developing a comprehensive national defense system that would...

Lithuanian Army establishes new battalion for communications and information systems

The Lithuanian Army established on Tuesday its new Communications and Information Systems battalion...

Lithuania mulls immediate ban of television programs threating national security

The Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania (LRTK), the country's broadcasting regulatory body,...