Partnership for Peace (PfP) nations, Finland and Sweden, have joined NATO for Baltic Air Policing (BAP) training for the first time, the alliance announced on 20 April.
NATO Allied Air Command said that the two PfP nations joined Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland for the first joint iteration of Exercise ‘Ramstein Alloy 21-1’, running from 20 to 21 April.
“The exercise will cover two days of training, practicing real-world scenarios faced by personnel deployed in support of BAP. The scenarios covered will be a slow-moving intercept of an [Antonov] An-2 and civilian communication loss with escort. Focus on other areas such as a simulated crew ejection with activation of the search-and-rescue chain, air-to-air combat training and air-to-air refuelling and others will occur in the later iterations,” NATO said, adding, “It is important to consistently drill and practice procedures and co-ordination processes among allies and partners.” Läs artikel