Baltic: Latvia to host Baltic air police mission for nine months

Latvia will gradually assume responsibility for NATO’s Baltic air policing mission due to ongoing repairs at the Estonian Air Force base in Ämari, LETA reports. The Latvian National Armed Forces (NBS) air base in Lielvarde will host the mission for nine months from 1 March 2024. This is the first time that the mission rotation will take place in Latvia. The NATO air patrols began when the Baltic States joined the defence alliance in 2004.