NATO’s Baltic air exercises to involve civil airports and ‘aircraft diversion’ for 1st time



Several NATO countries, as well as non-members Finland and Sweden, are sending planes to Estonia for the first massive air force exercise to feature civilian airports aimed at training for interception of “aircraft losing contact inside Finnish airspace.”

The two-day exercise called Ramstein Alloy 1 will kick off at the Estonia’s Amari Air Force Base next Thursday and will involving warplanes and aircrews from Belgium, Spain, and Poland, as well as non-NATO members Finland and Sweden, according to a statement from the Allied Air Command stationed at Ramstein, Germany.

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