Posts tagged as Amari air base

US Black Hawk helicopters are to train in the Estonian airspace

Monday, September 14, 2020

Many US Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters arrived in Ämari Air Base in Estonia on 13 September to take part in exercises around Ämari, the central polygon and around the town of Tapa in the following week. The main purpose of the helicopters is to train their cooperation with the members of the Estonian Defence Forces. The helicopter pilots will do everything they can to disturb the local people’s every-day…

U.S. F-35A Lightning II and F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets arrived at Ämari Air Base

Friday, July 26, 2019

U.S. F-35A Lightning II and F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets arrived at Ämari Air Base on Thursday, where they practiced tactical refueling in the course of the exercise Rapid Forge. Rapid Forge is an exercise taking place in Poland, Estonia and Lithuania, in the framework of which F-35As and F-15Es and MC-130 tanker aircraft landed at Ämari Air Base, explained Commander of the Estonian Air Force Col. Rauno Sirk. What…

Typhoons scrambled twice in one day to intercept Russian aircraft

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Typhoon fighter jets operating from Ämari Air Base in Estonia launched twice on Tuesday 25th June to intercept Russian military aircraft flying close to (but not inside) Estonian airspace. Typhoons first intercepted a Russian military transport aircraft before later intercepting two Russian Flanker fighters and another military transport aircraft. This is a routine mission for the Typhoons conducting NATO enhanced Air Policing, providing reassurance that the UK is working in…

RAF jets arrive at Ämari air base

Friday, May 3, 2019

NATO Baltic Air policing duties have seen a change of guard at Ämari air base, west of Tallinn, with Eurofighter aircraft from the UK’s Royal Air Force replacing their German Luftwaffe counterparts Thursday. According to the RAF’s official social media page, the four planes, Eurofighter Typhoon multi-role, twin-engine fighter jets, arrived towards the end of April, from XI(F) Squadron, based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, England, with the official handover…

Air Force bolsters Russia deterrence mission in Estonia with $14 million in base construction

Friday, October 19, 2018

The U.S. military is investing millions into a Cold War base in Estonia where Soviet attack jets once ruled the skies. Officials with U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa earlier this week marked what they said was a milestone in Pentagon efforts to safeguard the most vulnerable U.S. allies in Eastern Europe against Russian potential aggression. The projects were recently completed at Amari Air Base, west of…

German Air Force jets to conduct training flights in Estonian airspace

Monday, October 1, 2018

German fighter jets stationed at the Amari air base in northwestern Estonia as part of NATO’s Baltic air policing mission will perform training flights in Estonian airspace from Monday to Friday, informed LETA/BNS. The German Eurofighter jets will conduct the flights at an altitude of at least 152 meters and preferably away from populated areas, spokespeople for the Estonian defense forces said. The German contingent on the augmenting NATO air…