The 40th rotation of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission will take place this week (7 January 2016) in Lithuania and Estonia.
Responsibility for the mission will be transferred from Hungary and Germany to Spain and Belgium, demonstrating NATO’s enduring solidarity with its Baltic Allies, NATO said in a statement Tuesday
Spain will lead the Baltic Air Policing mission for the first four months of 2016 with four Eurofighter Typhoon jets based at Šiauliai, Lithuania. Four Belgian F-16 fighter jets will be based at the Ämari airbase in Estonia.
Allies take up the air patrols for a four-month rotation. Germany and Hungary had been patrolling the airspace over the Baltic countries since September.
NATO has been protecting the Baltic skies since 2004, when Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined the Alliance. The mission helps NATO’s Baltic Allies who do not have their own fighter aircraft to guard their airspace.
NATO Allies protect their airspace on a 24/7 basis. NATO’s air defence efforts are focused on stopping incursions into NATO airspace.
Northrop Grumman and NATOs Alliance Ground Surveillance Management Agency (NAGSMA) successfully tested an AGS derivative of Global Hawk unmanned aircraft. “The NATOs first Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft is part of a system that will allow NATO to meet the requirements of emerging situations around the world
Finmeccanica-Selex presented surveillance technologies chosen by NATO to help provide security for the organisations member countries. Launched in 2012, the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) programme uses remotely piloted aircraft, sensors, ground stations and mission support to conduct real-time surveillance, the company said in a statement Thursday
Thales has won a sub-contract for the verification of the NATO's Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) architecture on the integrated test bed in The Hague. As per the contract, Leidos and its eight teammates from Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Turkey, the UK, and the US, will support NATOs BMD programme by working together as an integrated product team to deliver BMD capability, Thales said in a statement Friday
Belgium has opened a $3.85 billion tender Friday for the replacement of its ageing US-built F-16 jet fighter fleet with new multi-role aircraft
Belgium accompanied by Netherlands will purchase four warships and twelve minesweepers for an approximate two billion euros. Belgium will buy four frigates and twelve minesweepers along with Netherlands
Spanish Air Force has received its first H215 Super Puma latest-generation helicopter Monday from Airbus. The purchase was negotiated in July by the Spanish Ministry of Defense, through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), the company announced Monday
The Spanish Ministry of Defense has approved the Critical Design Review (CDR) of its S-80 submarine being built by Navantia shipyard in Cartagena. It is very important for the future of the program and Shipyard milestone, since it involves permanently close the submarine design and allows the transition to production
Spanish frigate will undergo tests of its combat systems certification for over a period of six-weeks. The certification will be a milestone for the country's shipbuilding industry as well as the Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate
Ficosa has developed the Connected Police Car, a vehicle equipped with a technology that converts patrol cars into real mobile police stations. This project, carried out in collaboration with Telefónica, has been presented at SICUR 2016 (International Security, Safety and Fire Exhibition)
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