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Apr 19 2021

Allied and Partners Practice Air Policing Scenarios over Baltic Sea

Ramstein, Germany – Allied and Partner Air Forces will conduct the first iteration of joint Air Policing Drills over the Baltic Sea to enhance Alliance cohesion and interoperability hosted by Latvia, April 20 - 21.

This iteration will include Italy, Germany, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and partners including Finland and Sweden. Exercise Ramstein Alloy 21-1 is aimed to sharpen and hone skills used in Baltic Air Policing (BAP) efforts.

The exercise will cover two days of training practicing real-world scenarios faced by personnel deployed in support of BAP. The scenarios covered will be a slow moving intercept of an AN-2 and civilian communication loss with escort. Focus on other areas such as a simulated crew ejection with activation of the Search and Rescue chain, air-to-air combat training and air-to-air refueling and others will occur in the later iterations.

It is important to consistently drill and practice procedures and coordination processes among Allies and Partners.

Baltic Air Policing Eurofighters carry out joint training drills with NATO partner Finland's F/A-18s. Archive photo from Allied Air Command 

Story by Allied Air Command Public Affairs Office

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