The three countries with coasts in the mentioned basin (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) host the war games with the participation of NATO’s air force, the ministry for Defense from this small European nation reported.
NATO’s Joint Operations command, Estonia and other nations take part in a complicated instruction program to join the surveillance personnel, Klaus Habersetzer, the block’s air operations chief, stated.
The maneuver also includes support in case of communication failure, the tracking of small flying objects and other actions, TV in the capital pointed out.
Apart from Italy and Spain’s fighter jets, deployed in Amari (Estonia), and Siaulia (Lithuania), in the exercises German, Spain, Poland, Turkey and Finland’s pilots are also involved, the Atlantic alliance’s command highlighted.
In total, around 20 aircrafts are expected to participate, along with remote location and prompt notice aircrafts, known as Awacs (E-3), TV in the capital said.
The mentioned maneuvers are carried out three times a year, in the context a western countries’ media campaign to show Russia as the main threat to Europe, trying to justify this way the increase of NATO’s war actions.