US Fighter Jets to Perform at Nato Baltic Drill

14 September 2009 (Last Updated September 14th, 2009 18:30)

the US Air Force's F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets will participate in military exercises in Estonia and Lithuania to help improve the interoperability and combat readiness of Nato forces in the Baltic region. The aircraft, stationed at a Royal Air Force base in the UK, will perform in

the US Air Force's F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets will participate in military exercises in Estonia and Lithuania to help improve the interoperability and combat readiness of Nato forces in the Baltic region.

The aircraft, stationed at a Royal Air Force base in the UK, will perform in two-stage drills to practise tactical air support for ground troops with a Estonian Scouts battalion and air defence personnel.

In the second stage of the exercises, the F-15s will participate in joint drills with the Lithuanian air defence battalion.

The exercise will be operationally controlled and carried out carried out by Nato Air Force Headquarters at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.