48th Air Expeditionary Group has just handed over the task of Baltic Airspace air defense to the Polish and UK air policing detachments.
On Apr. 30, the U.S. Air Force in Europe handed over the Baltic Air Policing task to the Polish Air Force MiG-29s and UK’s Royal Air Force Typhoons that will provide air defense and safety to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, while preserving the security of NATO’s borders.
Before the RAF Lakenheath’s F-15 rotation came to an end (after several interesting close encounters with “Ivan”), during a mission flown over Lithuania, Rich Cooper took the stunning photo you can see in this post.
Image credit: RC-Pro Photography