NATO Reveals Fighters Were Scrambled Daily During 2021

A Polish F-16 performing a training exercise for the Baltic air-policing mission.
Credit: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images
NATO fighters were scrambled the equivalent of more than once a day during 2021, mostly in response to Russian military flights, figures disclosed by the alliance reveal. Fighters are usually launched in response to those aircraft “flying unannounced near Allied air space,” NATO officials said Dec...

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