From the Web (NATO ACO)- Drawing to a Close : End of 2014 marks handover with NATO’s Baltic Air Policing Mission

As 2014 drew to a close, so did the 36th rotation of the NATO Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission. In a ceremony held at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, on 31 December 2014, the Portuguese Air Force handed over the responsibility of Baltic Air Policing to the Italian Air Force.

“For a decade, NATO’s Baltic Air Policing Mission has been more than security assurance to the Baltic States,” said Colonel Audronis Navickas, Lithuanian Air Force Commander. “This collective effort is a good example demonstrating Alliance solidarity and commitment to provide the same standards of security to all its members.”


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