Et af de danske fly gøres klar før afgang.

One of the Danish aircraft is being prepared before departure. Photo: The Armed Forces.

Due to a more complex security environment in the Baltic Sea, and a more aggressive Russia, Denmark has since 2004 contributed with fighter aircraft in support of NATO Air Policing. In March 2022 Fighter Wing Skrydstrup will complete its ninth  Air Policing rotation since the NATO mission began in 2004. The Danish military contribution consists of four fighter aircraft and personnel  deployed at the airbase in Siauliai 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.

 

Mandate

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.

  • flag Place

    Østersøen
  • shield Operation strength

    NATO
  • event Period of time

    Fra 2004
  • info Current

    Yes