mission not only confirms our resolve to preserve the integrity of Allied
airspace, our ability to support each other as well as our continued commitment
and solidarity to our Ally, Bulgaria," said Director of the
Comprehensive Crisis and Operations Management Centre (CCOMC) at Allied Command
Operations, Brigadier General Nico Tak.
policing is a standing peacetime mission to preserve the integrity of Allied
airspace; the enhanced Air Policing is part of the Alliance's Assurance
Measures for eastern Allies. As part of this mission, NATO assets respond to
civilian aircraft in distress and non-NATO military aircraft that do not follow
international flight regulations in their approach to NATO airspace.
Policing responses seek to minimise risks, and ensure the safety of the
airspace and its users.
Story by SHAPE Public Affairs Office