Fighter squadron of the U.S. air force ? 14 cars F-16 ? arrived in Estonia to participate in the General doctrines of the air Forces of several countries, said the air force commander of the Baltic Republic Colonel Jaak Tarien.
"in the face of significant changes in the field of security, these General Teachings for us very important. They are of key importance in constraining measures of the Commonwealth, " said the activities of the meeting of the U.S. military, the head of the Ministry of defense of Estonia Sven Mixer, reports news Agency. The training will last Until April 17. According to the plan, on 24 and 25 March at the Central landfill defence Forces will be shooting at ground targets. As explained Tarien, in Estonia such shootings will be worked out for the first time. The teachings will be joined by Finland and Sweden, but the aircraft will not leave the airspace of their countries. In the exercise takes part 510-I fighter Squadron of the U.S. air force, non-stop stationed at Aviano air base, Italy. At the time of the maneuvers included in a squadron of fighter jets will be on the Estonian Amari airbase. Together with combat vehicles in Estonia arrives about 300 American soldiers. March 9, the U.S. announced plans to send in the Baltic States about 3 thousand Soldiers and 750 units of military equipment. The Baltic States and Poland has in the past expressed the wish that the us military were deployed in the area on a permanent basis. The USA told that advocate that more frequent military Exercises with the Baltic States, but do not presume to place in the field of a permanent contingent. Prior to that, in connection with the situation around Ukraine, NATO has adopted a number of measures that the Alliance explains the need to ensure the security of the allies. So, were strengthened mission for the air policing of the Baltic States, the aircraft with radar equipment make regular flights over the territory of Poland and Romania, the additional NATO ships in the Baltic and Mediterranean seas. In September it was also noted that North America has decided to strengthen the buildup of NATO forces in the Baltic, once you have planned the transfer of heavy weapons and tanks among them, in Estonia. After the aggravation of the situation in Ukraine, the head of the Ministry of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu announced an "unprecedented" increase in activity of the military power of the USA and NATO in Eastern Europe at the Russian border.