Polish F-16s to take part in exercise in Baltic airspace - ministry

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Polish F-16 multirole fighter aircraft will participate in the next edition of the Ramstein Alloy aerial training drills organised in airspace over the Baltic countries to improve air policing procedures, the Polish Defence Ministry announced on Monday.

Taking part in the exercise will be airmen and aircraft from the 31st Tactical Air Base located in Krzesiny, western Poland.

"Ramstein Alloy is getting underway, an exercise in airspace over the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. (...) The organiser of the exercise, with the participation of Polish F-16s, is NATO's Allied Air Command," wrote the Ministry of National Defence on Twitter.

The objective of the Ramstein Alloy exercise is to enhance the interoperability of NATO member and partner nations’ Air Forces in the Baltic Sea region.

The exercise has been organized in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia since 2016.