Danish F-16. Photo: Danish Defence.
Air policing in the Baltic States
Denmark contributes throughout 2019 to NATO's sovereignty enforcement of the Baltic countries' airspace. The contribution consists of four F-16 aircraft and approx. 60 persons.
Denmark has since 2004 contributed with fighter aircraft in support of Baltic Air Policing. With present contribution, Fighter Wing Skrydstrup is completing its seventh Air Policing rotation since the NATO mission began in 2004. The four fighter aircraft and personnel are currently deployed in Lithuania.
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.
On 12 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 18 December 2017.
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