2016

Belgium, Netherlands to take turns in policing BENELUX airspace

Belgium, Netherlands to take turns in policing BENELUX airspace

21 Dec 2016
On Jan 1, 2017, the Belgian Air Component and the Royal Netherlands Air Force will take four-months turns to ensure Quick Reaction Alert (Intercept) fighter jets are available 24/7/365 to be launched under NATO Air Policing. Belgian F-16 jets start this mission 

Seasons Greetings from SACEUR and CSEL

Netherlands to take over Baltic Air Policing lead from France in January

Netherlands to take over Baltic Air Policing lead from France in January

5 Dec 2016
NATO’s Air Policing in the Baltic Region will swap out lead nation at Siauliai, Lithuania, in January. The Royal Netherlands Air Force will deploy four of its F-16 fighter jets to Siauliai to replace four French Mirage 2000-5. Meanwhile, Germany will continue to augment the mission at Amari, Estonia, with four Eurofighter jets.

DACCC wraps up successful second deployment exercise

DACCC wraps up successful second deployment exercise

30 Nov 2016
On Nov 30, NATO’s Deployable air Command & Control Centre has completed its second deployment exercise in 2016 by successfully providing tactical control of Allied aircraft

Exercise Kalkar Sky 2016 gets under way

Exercise Kalkar Sky 2016 gets under way

28 Nov 2016
Exercise Kalker Sky 2016 is under way with the German Joint Force Air Component Headquarters seeking certification as the Air Force Headquarters for the NATO Response Force (NRF) 2018. 

Icelandic NATO Mission accomplished by Czech Gripen

Icelandic NATO Mission accomplished by Czech Gripen

7 Nov 2016
After more than a month the last Czech Air Force soldiers returned to Caslav Air Base from their  deployment to Iceland conducting the NATO mission of providing interception capabilities for Iceland.

DACCC demonstrates deployed control capabilities during exercise

DACCC demonstrates deployed control capabilities during exercise

4 Nov 2016
NATO's DACCC deploys from its home base at Poggio Renatico, Italy, to a remote site in Decimomannu, Sardinia for its second deployment exercise Ramstein Dust II-16 this year.

AIRCOM to control NATO AWACS

AIRCOM to control NATO AWACS

1 Nov 2016
On November 1, 2016, Headquarters Allied Air Command (HQ AIRCOM) officially assumes Operational Control of the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force (NAEW&C Force).

Flying in Iceland offers particular scenarios for Czech Gripen

Flying in Iceland offers particular scenarios for Czech Gripen

28 Oct 2016
The Czech Air Force is conducting NATO air policing in two places simultaneously – in the Czech Republic and, some 3,000 kilometers away from home, here in Iceland. This deployment demonstrates professional capabilities and Alliance unity.

HQ AIRCOM stands up JFAC for Trident Juncture 2016

HQ AIRCOM stands up JFAC for Trident Juncture 2016

24 Oct 2016
HQ AIRCOM participates in exercise Trident Juncture 2016. Such Command Post Exercises train headquarters and staff elements across the Alliance and assure Allies of NATO’s capability, resolve and commitment.

The UK JFAC in exercise Noble Arrow 2016

The UK JFAC in exercise Noble Arrow 2016

20 Oct 2016
Exercise Noble Arrow 2016 is one step in the certification process of the United Kingdom’s Joint Force Air Component (UK JFAC) to become the NATO Response Force’s (NRF) air component throughout 2017.

Czech Gripen fighters train with Alliance sailors

Czech Gripen fighters train with Alliance sailors

19 Oct 2016
The Czech JAS-39 Gripen detachment currently conducting NATO's air intercept mission in Iceland executed joint missions with three Danish, French frigate and Icelandic vessels

 

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