Headquarters Allied Air Command Ramstein Public Affairs
RAMSTEIN, Germany -- For the first time, Swedish JAS-39 Gripen fighters cooperate with NATO aircraft to enhance safety of the airspace above the Baltic Sea. NATO and Swedish control agencies establish procedures to assist unidentified and/or aircraft with communication problems. During the eighth Baltic Region Training Event, March 22, German F-4F Phantom fighters will practice hand-over procedures with their Swedish counterparts. The German fighters are currently stationed at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, ensuring NATO’s Air Policing Mission. The scenario involves a Lithuanian C-27 Spartan transport aircraft, which simulates a loss of communications above the Baltic Sea.
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NATO and Swedish jets cooperate to enhance safety above the Baltic Sea