News BlogAviation

The French Mirages take to the air, on the Baltic side

A Mirage F1 from the BA 118 displaying the colors of the BR11 squadron to celebrate its 100th anniversary (credit: Ministry of Defense)

(BRUSSELS2) Four Mirage F1 CRs from base 118 at Mont de Marsan landed this Friday (April 26) at the Lithuanian army air base in Šiauliai, reports the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense. From April 30, they will take over aerial surveillance of the Baltic countries, thus taking over from Danish planes. Surveillance of the Baltic countries is, in fact, carried out in turn by NATO member countries. This is the fourth time that the French have taken to the air in this way… on the Baltic side.

Read also: The air surveillance mission of the Baltic countries extended. But not without difficulty...

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

Comments closed.