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air policing over BENELUX

Since 2017, there has been a special Air Policing arrangement for the airspace of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg (BENELUX). The Belgian Air Component and the Royal Netherlands Air Force take turns providing Quick Reaction Alert fighter aircraft to be launched under NATO control.

The arrangement coordinated among Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg covers the airspace of all three Allies and includes provision for border-crossing activities of aircraft assigned to NATO Air Policing.

This rotational integrated Air Policing arrangement achieves synergies that can be used to better sustain upcoming tasks for both Allied air forces. It is another example of Smart Defence, pooling and sharing military capabilities among Allied Nations. This cooperative way of working helps generate a modern defence capability for the Alliance in a more cost-efficient, effective and coherent manner.

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