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Fighters of NATO will continue flights in the sky over Estonia - RIA Novosti, 9/3/2018


TALLINN, 3 Sep — RIA Novosti. Fighters of the Air Force of Germany Eurofighter will begin training flights at low height in airspace of Estonia for the first time after on August 7 the Spanish fighter has accidentally launched a combat missile, the press service of the Estonian forces of defense.© of AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis In Estonia still has reported don't know that there was to accidentally released a raketoyistrebitel of the Air Force of Spain Eurofighter by mistake has started on August 7 over the southern part of Estonia from height of 6 thousand meters a combat missile of the class "air-air" of AIM-120 AMRAAM. Two-week search of a rocket wasn't crowned with success. The Estonian military have stopped her active search. After this incident all flights within the mission for protection of airspace over the Baltic States have been stopped. "Within working week fighters of the Air Force of Germany Eurofighter will carry out training flights in airspace of Estonia. Flights will take place at the height not less than 152 meters far from settlements" — it is said in the statement. Pilots of the Air Force of Germany and five Eurofighter fighters have replaced on August 30 the contingent of the Air Force of France with four Mirage 2000-5 fighters which protected airspace of the Baltic States since May 3 of this year. About 160 servicemen are a part of the division which has arrived in Estonia. The basis for the German squadron is the Noyburg air base in Bavaria. The Baltic States have no planes suitable for air patrol therefore since April, 2004 (after their accession to NATO) planes of the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance which are based in Lithuania on airfield of Zoknyay in five kilometers from Shaulyaya and also on the Emari air base which has become since 2014 the additional platform for placement of planes of NATO are engaged in protection of airspace as rotation. At the NATO summit in Chicago in 2012 the mission has been prolonged for an indefinite term.

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