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NATO Baltic Air Policing: Belgium to take over lead and Germany to augment: Ramstein, Germany – The 48th rotation of detachments contributing to NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission is imminent. From September 2018, the Belgian Air Force will take the lead over the mission at Šiauliai, Lithuania, while the German Air Force will augment out of Ämari, Estonia.

This is the seventh time, the Belgian Air Force will deploy to the NATO mission with F-16 fighter jets, Airmen and equipment. The detachment will come from both fighter bases at Florennes and Kleine Brogel and stay until the end of the year. In March 2004, Belgium was the first nation to be responsible for safeguarding the airspace of the three Baltic States since their accession to NATO.

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NATO Baltic Air Policing: Belgium to take over lead and Germany to augment: Ramstein, Germany – The 48th rotation of detachments contributing to NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission is imminent. From September 2018, the Belgian Air Force will take the lead over the mission at Šiauliai, Lithuania, while the German Air Force will augment out of Ämari, Estonia.This is the seventh time, the Belgian Air Force will deploy to the NATO mission with F-16 fighter jets, Airmen and equipment. The detachment will come from both fighter bases at Florennes and Kleine Brogel and stay until the end of the year. In March 2004, Belgium was the first nation to be responsible for safeguarding the airspace of the three Baltic States since their accession to NATO.This is the seventh time, the Belgian Air Force will deploy to the NATO mission with F-16 fighter jets, Airmen and equipment. The detachment will come from both fighter bases at Florennes and Kleine Brogel and stay until the end of the year. In March 2004, Belgium was the first nation to be responsible for safeguarding the airspace of the three Baltic