[Video] U.S. F-15C jet fighter scrambles from Lithuanian airbase
U.S. F-15C Eagle jets belonging to the 48th Fighter Wing from RAF Lakenheath, UK, are providing NATO Air Policing in the Baltics Area.
The following footage shows US F-15C pilots “scrambling” for action at the Baltic Regional Training Event held at Šiauliai, Lithuania, on Apr. 1.
US pilots based in Šiauliai, Lithuania provide Air Policing in the Baltics region, where Russian Air Force strategic bombers presence often requires NATO jet fighters to perform Alert Scrambles, to intercept Il-20 spyplanes, Tu-22M Backfire bombers and Su-27 fighter jets.
On Feb. 24, two F-15Cs taking part to a flyby in Estonia were diverted to intercept a Russian plane before overflying the city of Pärnu.