Spain to patrol Baltic States' airspace in 2016

17:49, 02 January 2016
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Four Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon jets will begin patrolling the Baltic states' skies in 2016 as part of the rotating NATO mission, according to Delfi, the major online news media in the Baltic States.

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A Spanish contingent with four Eurofighter Typhoons will be stationed in Lithuania, marking the third time for the Spanish air force to take part in the Baltic air policing mission. They will replace the Hungarian jets and crews who have been guarding the Baltic airspace with four JAS-39 Gripen jets since the beginning of September.

The official changeover ceremonies are scheduled for January 7.

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