Air policing in the Baltic States
Denmark will again contribute to NATO's sovereignty enforcement of the Baltic States' airspace. The contribution will consist of four F-16 fighter aircraft and approximately 60 persons and will be deployed for approximately four months in the first half of 2018.
Denmark has since 2004 contributed with fighter aircraft in support of Baltic Air Policing. On August 29, 2014, Fighter Wing Skrydstrup completed its fifth Air Policing rotation since the NATO mission began in 2004. The four fighter aircraft and personnel were deployed to Estonia for four months.
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 on 18 June 2008 and later on 5 May 2017.
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