Denmark and Portugal Take Over for Spain in NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission

The Danish and Portuguese Air Forces are now leading NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission here starting today August 31.

“Ladies and gentlemen, to sum up: thank you Lithuania, farewell Spain and welcome Denmark and Portugal,” said Air Commodore Adrian Hill, Allied Air Command Deputy Chief of Staff Support. “Together we will continue to keep our populations safe and defend NATO air space,” he added.

Lithuania has bid farewell to the Spanish detachment after about 30 intercepts and four months of serviceā€¦.