Finland and Sweden, for which Turkey has put forward conditions for NATO membership, continue to participate in NATO’s joint exercises as partner countries. The year’s second Ramstein Alloy exercise, organized by NATO three times every year since 2008, was held this month in Estonian airspace, with a Turkish Air Force E-7T, an early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, acting as the airborne command and control post during the exercise.
The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced on Twitter that “Our airborne early warning and control aircraft, which participated in the ‘Ramstein Alloy Exercise’ held in Baltic airspace between June 6 and 10, 2022 with the participation of NATO and Baltic countries, performed the command and control task during the exercise,” without mentioning the names of the countries participating in the exercise. It was previously announced that the Turkish Air Force had transferred aircraft to the NATO base in Geilenkirchen, Germany, for Baltic Air Policing duties. Läs artikel