German Air Force jets to conduct training flights in Estonian airspace

  • 2018-10-01
  • LETA/TBT Staff

TALLINN – 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.

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 policing mission is from 74th Tactical Air Force Wing at Neuburg, state of Bavaria, and altogether some 160 German Air Force personnel with up to six Eurofighter jets are deployed to Estonia during the mission.

A second air detachment of the NATO Baltic air policing mission is based at the Siauliai air base in Lithuania, where the duties are being performed by the Belgian Air Force using F-16 fighter jets.