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Danish fighter-jets are due to land in Siauliai, northern Lithuania, later on Friday to take over the NATO air-policing mission.
Danish fighter-jets to land in Lithuania Friday for NATO air-policing mission
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Four F-16 fighter-jets of the Danish Royal Air Force 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, with various NATO countries providing their capabilities for four-month shifts. This will be the sixth time for the Danish Air Force in the mission since Lithuania joined NATO in 2004.

In the Amari base in Estonia, Danish aviators will be replaced with Italian airmen with Eurofighter fighter-jets.

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