Norway's two F-16 Fighting Falcons landed in the Lithuanian Air Force Aviation Base in Šiauliai on Monday for the NATO air policing mission.
Antano Gedrimo nuotr.

"The fighter-jets landed at 4:32 p.m. local time. There are currently two, the remaining two are coming tomorrow," the base's public relations officer Captain Ieva Gulbinienė told BNS.

The Norwegian aviators will serve together with Italian airmen who are staying in Šiauliai for another four months. A Polish contingent is wrapping up its mission in Lithuania. The Polish Embassy said the airmen performed 216 flights over four months, counting more than 250 flight hours.

This is the 3rd shift to be served by Norwegian airmen.

The NATO air policing mission has been performed in Šiauliai since the three Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia joined NATO in 2004. In response to the Russian actions in Ukraine, the Alliance last year stationed jets in Poland and Estonia, as well.

BNS
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Lithuanian PM to meet NATO chief over additional support

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is to meet NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg...

Seimas panel head to propose to raise intelligence body funding by EUR 4 mln - media

Vytautas Bakas , chairman of the Seimas Committee on National Security and Defense , will propose to...

Fake news on 'NATO plans to attack Belarus' planted on Lithuanian news website - media

A fake news story alleging that NATO is planning to attack Belarus was planted on Kas Vyksta Kaune...

Lithuanian troops to be decorated after Mali deployment

Lithuanian soldiers of the 1st Territorial Unit, Dainava Military District, National Defense Volunteer...

Seimas allows Lithuania to send more troops to international operations

Lithuania will be able send more troops and civilians to international operations in the next two years.