Posts tagged as Siauliai

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…

Polish soldiers take over the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Polish Armed Forces are taking over the command of the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states on January 3 as Lithuania is entering its 15th year of NATO membership. After four months of guarding the Baltic skies, the Belgian Air Force detachment will hand over the mission to a Polish Air Force detachment with four F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft during a ceremony at the Lithuanian Air…

Belgium, Germany take over NATO air mission in Baltics

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Belgian and German fighter pilots are now responsible for patrolling over the Baltics as part of a regular NATO rotation focused on protecting alliance airspace. The Belgian air force F-16 pilots began their mission leading NATO’s air-policing effort Friday, taking over for Portugal. They will operate out of a base in Siauliai, Lithuania. The German fighters, who began their leg of the mission at Amari Air Base in Estonia on…