NATO military air training Ramstein Alloy will be held in the airspace over the Baltic states, mostly above Lithuania on April 25-26. This was reported by Delfi agency with the reference to the Defense Ministry of Lithuania.
“Fighter aircrafts from the Netherlands and Germany that are patrolling the airspace over the Baltic countries as a NATO mission will participate in the training, as well as planes of Poland and Norway, US and Lithuanian transport aircrafts and NATO aircrafts for aerial reconnaissance,” the message says.
During the exercises they will train to intercept aircraft, refuel in the air, conduct search and rescue operations and practice sabotage, different approaches to the Baltic airports, according to the agency.
In addition, the involved aviation will also train the COMLOSS interception procedure - a scenario in which a civil aircraft loses contact with ground dispatchers and it has to be identified in the air by NATO mission aircraft.
Earlier it was reported that NATO member countries interceptor aircraft in 2016 have made an unprecedented number of sorties on alert since the end of the Cold War, most of which were conducted because of Russian aviation.