Scales of mission of Air patrol of NATO in the Baltic countries were reduced taking into account that more than a half of the fighters ranked as mission the last half-year stood idle unused, the chairman of Military committee of Alliance declared.
In BNS interview the Czech general Peter Pavel recognized that the message on reduction of mission was made not properly, but assured that eight deployed in Lithuania and Estonia of fighters have enough Continue reading
could bring down the fighter Russian Federation
About it Reuters reports referring to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey.
Of the ministry assure that one more Russian fighter Su-30 broke air space of Turkey on Sunday, October 4.
In this regard, the ambassador of Russia was repeatedly called in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey for protest expression.
Explanations from the Russian side yet did not follow.
The president of Continue reading
To Latvia from the USA on Monday two pilotless prospecting aircraft of the Predator Em-kyyu-1 model are thrown, the official representative of the Pentagon captain Jeff Davies reported. Together with aircraft of profit of 70 people of the service personnel, Davies added.
"This temporary placement of aircraft and personnel (…) will allow to test possibility of use of devices at the advanced boundaries and for carrying out operations. Our Continue reading
Turkey obtained permit of NATO to force down the Russian planes breaking its air space.
As writes Euroua.com, referring to NR Baltija, the Air Force of Turkey intends to attack seriously the Russian fighters in case of repeated crossings of border. «Thus almost norm was that Russians do not provide the plan of flights, do not answer inquiries of civil flight services, creating threat to a civil aircraft service», write mass media.
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Loud scandal burst in Estonia because of poor-quality military equipment which the Ministry of Defence of Germany sent to Baltic.
As the Estonian newspaper "Postimees" reports, in military airfield in Emari at the German fighter during a rulezhka on a runway the external fuel tank fell off.
This plane was right there written off from use. As a result in Estonia there were only three German fighters. However and on them hopes are not Continue reading
Nearly ten years the Russian-Ukrainian firm transports for NATO by air superheavy cargoes. The SALIS project passed test by the Ukrainian crisis. But its future – is foggy.
In the Urals in the past weekend the Russian military doctrines largest in this year "Center-2015" came to the end. Shortly before this NATO at once in several countries carried out the most large-scale after the completion of cold war of the doctrine of paratroopers. Continue reading
The American experts called the Russian educational and fighting multi-purpose fighter Yak-130 «small horror of which it is necessary to be afraid of NATO». About it wrote The National Interest leaving in the USA and Canada.
The Alliance actually has reasons to fear Yak-130. Most important from them – existence at the fighter under each wing of three points of a suspension bracket. With their help it is possible to equip the plane with three tons Continue reading
Intensity in Europe because of the Russian actions in Ukraine amplifies, and in these conditions of the country of NATO intensified air patrol in the sky over the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Though the U.S. Air Force will often involve the planes for control of air space over these former Soviet republics, sometimes the task of control of Moscow lays down on shoulders of the European aviation firms.
Many countries of Europe, Continue reading
To NATO it is ready to send armies to Turkey in case of need to protect the ally from the threat proceeding from Syria, the secretary general of North Atlantic alliance Jens Stoltenberg reported,
«NATO can and is ready to protect all allies, including Turkey, from any threats», – Stoltenberg emphasized, acting in Brussels before meeting of Ministers of Defence of the countries of NATO.
He noted that the alliance «constantly analyzes a situation Continue reading
The secretary general of NATO Jens Stoltenberg is convinced that violation of air space of Turkey «was not casual». He made such statement on Tuesday on the threshold of a meeting of Ministers of Defence of the participating countries of alliance in Brussels.
The secretary general specified that the alliance yet did not undertake attempts to carry out consultation of Russia in connection with violation by Russian Federation plane of air space Continue reading