Denmark has since 2004 contributed with fighter aircraft in support of NATO Air Policing.
One of the Danish aircraft is being prepared before departure. Photo: The Armed Forces.
Denmark has since 2004 contributed with fighter aircraft in support of NATO Air Policing. With this contribution, Fighter Wing Skrydstrup completed its seventh Air Policing rotation since the NATO mission began in 2004. The four fighter aircraft and personnel were deployed at the airbase in Siauliai in Lithuania.
Due to the a more complex security environment in the Baltic Sea, and a more aggressive Russia, Denmark contributed in 2019 with four F-16 aircrafts and approx. 60 persons to NATO's sovereignty enforcement of the Baltic countries' airspace. The task of the Danish fighter aircraft is to conduct daily patrolling of the air space and to maintain a quick reaction alert in case of violations of the Baltic airspace. This was the seventh time that Denmark prioritized a contribution to the support of NATO Air Policing.
On the 12th of May 2004 the Danish Parliament adopted motion B 210 pertaining to Danish contribution to NATO's sovereignty enforcement of the Baltic States' airspace. In addition, there has been a consultation with the Danish Foreign Policy Committee latest on 29 August 2019.
Period of timeFra 2004