Belgians Back Over Baltic

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Belgium starts another rotation of the NATO Baltic air policing mission this week. Yesterday, four F-16 pilots and a team of technicians were flown to Siaulai air base in Lithuania to participate in the mission until January 2014.

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The Belgians are relieving four French Mirage F1CRs which have been conducting the Baltic air policing mission since the end of April.

Each Belgian pilot will fly an average of 15-20 hours a month for a total of 320 hours for the entire mission. The mission will also be used as an opportunity for training, cooperation with other NATO members and to fine-tune international procedures.

The U.S. Air Force will take over the Baltic air policing mission in January 2014.

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