Lithuania: US deploys seven F-15C jets to Siauliai for NATO Baltic Air Policing mission

The US Air Force deployed seven F-15C Eagle fighter jets and 140 servicemen from the 48th Fighter Wing to Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania, Wednesday. The US is assuming command from the Polish Air Force for NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission. During the official handover ceremony, Polish airmen were honoured with Lithuanian state medals. The mission, which started in 2004, covers the airspace... Еще over Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The deployment comes two weeks before the Zapad-2017 joint military exercises between Russia and Belarus.

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