2017

Under NATO, Canada safeguards Icelandic airspace

Under NATO, Canada safeguards Icelandic airspace

23 May 2017
Based out of Keflavik Air Base, a detachment of Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft began patrolling in Iceland's airspace on May 22, 2017 showcasing NATO's transatlantic link

Nordic countries and Allies train in ACE17

Nordic countries and Allies train in ACE17

22 May 2017
From May 22 to June 2, more than 100 military aircraft from 11 Partners and Allies will train together in the airspace over Finland, Sweden and Norway during the multinational life-fly exercise Arctic Challenge Exercise 2017 (ACE17).

Allied jets supporting Spring Storm on display at Ämari

Allied jets supporting Spring Storm on display at Ämari

19 May 2017
Estonian and Allied air assets participating in exercise Spring Storm were on display at Ämari Air Base, where Spanish F-18 fighter aircraft are currently executing NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission.

NATO jets in Baltic launched on alert for first time

NATO jets in Baltic launched on alert for first time

16 May 2017
NATO’s new Baltic Air Policing nations Poland and Spain launched their first alert scramble in the Baltics on May 15, 2017.

AWACS flights in support of NATO’s Assurance Measures to be scheduled at Bucharest, Romania

AWACS flights in support of NATO’s Assurance Measures to be scheduled at Bucharest, Romania

15 May 2017
The planning conference for the next term of AWACS support to NATO’s Assurance Measures started out with a media event at Bucharest International Airport today. The conference will be held on May 16 and 17 to schedule AWACS flights over eastern NATO countries between July and September 2017.

NATO Generals meet at Ramstein Headquarters for biannual conference

NATO Generals meet at Ramstein Headquarters for biannual conference

13 May 2017
Generals and Commanders from all European NATO Commands and Headquarters came togehter at Headquarters Allied Air Command for the biannual conference of the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Curtis M. Scaparotti. 

Netherlands take over BENELUX Air Policing

Netherlands take over BENELUX Air Policing

12 May 2017
For the next four months, Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 fighter jets are responsible for conducting NATO Air Policing over the BENELUX countries.

German Deployable Control and Reporting Centre augments NATO in Baltics

German Deployable Control and Reporting Centre augments NATO in Baltics

11 May 2017
The German Air Force deployed more than 800 tons of material to Lielvārde Air Base and two other locations in Latvia, to augment NATO’s air command and control capabilities in the Baltic Region.

Spanish F-18 jets to augment NATO Baltic Air Policing

Spanish F-18 jets to augment NATO Baltic Air Policing

3 May 2017
In a ceremony on May 3, Spain F-18 took over from Germany the augmenting role in NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission at Ämari Air Base, Estonia,showcasing Allied solidarity, unity and resolve

Baltic Air Policing mission changes lead nation at Šiauliai Air Base

Baltic Air Policing mission changes lead nation at Šiauliai Air Base

2 May 2017
At Šiauliai, Lithuania, Polish Air Force F-16 jets took over the lead of NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission from Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 fighters. Photo by A. Gedrimas

NATO Ballistic Defence exercise Steadfast Armour concludes

NATO Ballistic Defence exercise Steadfast Armour concludes

28 Apr 2017
NATO Ballistic Missile Defence exercise Steadfast Armour 2017 has wrapped up. The exercise showcased the fusion or sensor, weapon system, and operator’s ability to meet current and future threats to the Alliance.

RAF Typhoon detachment certified for enhanced Air Policing in Romania

RAF Typhoon detachment certified for enhanced Air Policing in Romania

27 Apr 2017
During a ceremony at Romanian Air Base Mihail Kogalniceanu, Brigadier General Panagiotis Dimopoulos, Deputy Commander of NATO's Combined Air Operations Centre Torrejon, Spain, certified Royal Air Force Typhoon aircraft for enhanced Air Policing


 

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