RAF Typhoons complete NATO air policing mission in Estonia

RAF Typhoon fighter jets operating from Ämari Air Base in Estonia – MoD Crown Copyright 2019©

It was reported on 2 September by the Ministry of Defence that Royal Air Force Typhoon jets had returned to their Lincolnshire base after completing the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission and handing over to Gripen aircraft from the Czech Air Force.

Over the four-month deployment, known as Operation Azotize, RAF Typhoons conducted a total of 21 interceptions of 56 Russian aircraft in the skies above Estonia.