Tag: Baltic Air Policing

Video: Spanish EF-18M shadowing Russian Defense Minister’s Plane Chased Away by Escorting Su-27 Fighter
For some reason, something seems to be missing in the video: how could the EF-18M get so close if a Su-27 was escorting the Russian Defense Minister’s plane? Published by Sputnink News on Aug. 13, 2019 the interesting video in this post features a Spanish EF-18M Hornet multirole fighter approaching Russian Defense Minister...
Spanish Air Force Eurofighter accidentally fired AIM-120 AMRAAM over Estonia
The pilot fired the AIM-120 while flying over Pangodi, some 40 kilometers north of Tartu, south Estonia, during training on Aug. 7 An investigation by the Spanish Air Force has determined that pilot error was behind the accidental firing of a AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile over Estonia. The Eurofighter pilot initiated the firing sequence while flying over Pangodi, some 40 kilometers...
Spanish Eurofighter aircraft suspended from NATO Baltic Air Policing duties in the wake of accidental AMRAAM launch
While investigations are still underway, military sources said that human error is the most likely cause as no software errors have been detected Spanish Air Force Eurofighter aircraft deployed to the Baltics for air policing duties are being sidelined after one of the jets accidentally launched an AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile over Pangodi, some 40 kilometers north of Tartu, in south...
Spanish Air Force Eurofighter accidentally fired AIM-120 AMRAAM over Estonia
Even if the AIM-120 has a built-in self-destruction mode, it is possible that it did not exploded and debris of the 3.7 meters long weapon crashed on the ground On Aug. 7, 2018 at 15:44 local time a Spanish Air Force Eurofighter flying over Pangodi during the incident, some 40 kilometers north of Tartu, in south Estonia accidentally fired a...
Video shows USAF F-15C fighters intercepting Russian Navy Sukhoi Su-30s
The intercept, which took place on Nov. 23, 2017, was initiated because the Russian aircraft did not broadcast the appropriate codes required by air traffic control and had no flight plan on file The U.S. Air Force’s 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) will stand down from its NATO Baltic Air Policing mission next week and the service has posted a...
A quick look at why the F-15C Eagle is the perfect aircraft to perform Baltic Air Policing mission
What makes the F-15C Eagle uniquely suited for the Baltic Air Policing mission is its capability to detect, acquire, track and intercept opposing aircraft while operating in friendly or rival-controlled air space With the U.S. Air Force (USAF) assuming the lead of NATO's forty-fifth rotation of air policing operations, and the fifth rotation for the U.S., the instrument of peace...
More than 50 military aircraft from the U.S. Air Force, Polish Air Force and German Air Force are taking part in the exercise Taken on Jun. 14, 2017 the beautiful images in this post show two Polish Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons refueling from a KC-135R Stratotanker during Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) over Latvia. As explained by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder, 52nd...
RAMSTEIN ALLOY 4 is aimed to exercise Baltic Air Policing alert aircraft as well as to enhance relations and interoperability amongst allied Air Forces The fourth edition of the NATO air exercise series RAMSTEIN ALLOY started over Lithuania on Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017. Until the following day, allied Air Forces practiced drills and routines that are required to handle standard...