Denmark is preparing four of its F-16 fighter jets for a new deployment to Lithuania in support of NATO’s enhanced Air Policing mission in the Baltic States.
“We welcome the decision by Denmark to offer additional fighter jets to NATO’s air policing mission in the Baltic States,” NATO Deputy Spokesperson Piers Cazalet said. “This is a substantial contribution to our collective defence, and a strong display of Denmark’s significant contributions to Alliance security. As Denmark has made clear, this deployment comes in the context of the current crisis caused by Russia’s continuing military build-up in and near Ukraine. We always remain vigilant,” he added.