Poland’s prime minister has praised Polish and US Air Force pilots serving as part of Nato's Air Shielding operation on the Alliance's eastern flank.
The US Air Force's F-22 Raptor fighters will participate in a Nato Air Shielding mission over the Alliance's eastern flank, Poland's defence minister wrote on Twitter on Thursday.
Six American F-22 Raptor combat jets have been sent to Poland under Nato's Air Shielding programme, the US Air Force's Europe and Africa command announced on Wednesday.
American F-18 fighter jets flew into a Polish military airbase on Monday, the defence minister has said, as Nato beefs up the military presence on its eastern flank amid Russia's war on Ukraine.
Nato will not send troops to Ukraine, Poland's President Andrzej Duda and Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said after their talks in Poland on Tuesday, which were called in face of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war.
Three US senators visiting the Lask airbase in central Poland on Tuesday said that their country is committed to defending all Nato countries.
More American F-15 combat aircraft landed at the Łask airbase in central Poland on Monday to help patrol the skies of the Baltic states.
American F-15 combat aircraft flew into the 32nd Tactical Air Base in Łask, central Poland, on Thursday to take part in Nato's Air Policing mission in the airspace of the Baltic states.
Poland will receive the first of 32 F-35 fighters in January 2026, an air force general announced on Monday.
Until September 11, the AvDet intensive F-16 pilot training programme will be ongoing in Poland with planned support exercises with an AWACS aircraft and flights with American tankers, the Polish Ministry of Defence announced on Twitter on Monday.