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Danish fighter-jets are coming to Lithuania this week to replace US aircraft serving in the NATO air-policing mission here.
F-16 fighter jet
F-16 fighter jet
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Four F-16 fighter-jets of the Danish Royal Air Force should land at the Zokniai airport in northern Lithuania on Friday, the Defence Ministry told BNS. The Danish aviators will commence a four-month shift to replace their US colleagues who patrolled the Baltic skies with four F-15 fighter-jets.

The official contingent changeover ceremony is scheduled for next Monday.

The NATO Baltic air-policing mission is conducted from Lithuania and Estonia. This will be the sixth time for the Danish Air Force in the mission since Lithuania joined NATO in 2004.

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