Italian Air Force take on Baltic policing role in Estonia 

Eurofighters from Italy have been augmenting NATO’s Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission. Operating from the Ämari Air Base in Estonia, Task Force Air 36th Wing is tasked with ensuring the integrity of the airspace over the skies of the three Baltic Republics under the control of NATO.

Task Force Air 36th Wing comprises four aircraft drawn from two of the Italian Air Force’s Eurofighter Wings— the 36th Wing in Gioia del Colle and 4th Wing in Grosseto. The pilots and the support team, including maintainers and engineers, are instead drawn from all the three Eurofighter bases, including Trapani, base of the 37th Wing.

Pictures: Giovanni Colla