Posts tagged as air base

Turkey to expel US troops from Incirlik air base

Monday, April 26, 2021

The first time a Turkish politician has raised the presence of US troops at Turkey’s Incirlik air base is a fact. Dogu Perincek, chairman of Turkey’s Rodina party, says Ankara must impose immediate control of the ground and return US troops to the United States. Perincheka expressed this opinion to reporters of the Russian news agency TASS on April 24 this year. “The Turkish armed forces must immediately establish full…

Past and future of Šiauliai Air Base (Video)

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Friday, March 5, 2021

Šiauliai Air Base is one of the major airfields in the Baltics used by NATO. In 1931, an airfield was built specifically for Lithuanian Air Force. In 1940 airfield was placed at the disposal of the Red Army. After the Second World War, the airfield was expanded and specially transformed for the needs of Soviet aviation. In 1993, Russian troops were withdrawn from the territory of Lithuania. The airfield was…

US to expand Šiauliai Air Base

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Thursday, August 13, 2020

On 5th of August Ambassador of the United States of America Robert S. Gilchrist, Vice Minister of National Defence Eimutis Misiūnas and other representatives of the Lithuanian and the U.S. Armed Forces visited Šiauliai Air Base to view and discuss the new infrastructure, which could provide necessary conditions for maintaining air defence tasks. It was presented new ground equipment maintenance hangars, helicopter hangars, air operations center, three fighter aprons, up-to-date…

US Ramstein air base stirs controversy in Germany

Friday, March 15, 2019

The US military’s Ramstein air base is a frequent source of criticism for the German government, especially when it comes to the operation of weaponized drones. Now the issue has gone to court. Command, click, kill? Weaponized drones are highly controversial in Germany. Two cases involving fatal drone attacks carried out by the United States are being brought before Germany’s Higher Administrative Court in Münster. Three Yemenis have taken legal action against…

De-icing equipment to be bought for the Lithuanian Air Force Air Base in Šiauliai

Friday, February 1, 2019

The Lithuanian Air Force Base in Šiauliai will get de-icing equipment for aircraft. It will be acquired according to an agreement signed by the Ministry of National Defence and the AF Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate (AFSACD) on behalf of the Government of the United States of America. The new equipment – a de-icer car – will be capable of removing ice from aircraft at the necessary height which will…

Syria says U.S. suspected of attacking air base but Pentagon denies it

Monday, April 9, 2018

The United States denied attacking the Syrian base, and France also said it had not carried it out. “At this time, the Department of Defense is not conducting air strikes in Syria,” the Pentagon said in a statement. “However, we continue to closely watch the situation and support the ongoing diplomatic efforts to hold those who use chemical weapons, in Syria and otherwise, accountable.” When asked about the explosions, an…