On April 25 and 26, the Ramstein Alloy NATO Air Exercise will be held in Baltic airspace, predominantly over Lithuania. This was reported by the website of NATO air force command.
The exercises will be attended by Dutch and German fighters who take part in the NATO air patrol mission of the Baltic States, aircraft from Poland and Norway, as well as transport aircraft from Lithuania, the USA and NATO’s Airborne Warning and Control System or AWACS air reconnaissance aircraft.
The exercise participants will practice air interception, refueling in the air, search-and-rescue operations and the practice of sabotaging paths to various Baltic airfields.
In addition, the aviation involved will also work out the COMLOSS intercept procedure. This is a scenario in which a civil aircraft loses contact with ground controllers and requires identification in the air by NATO mission aircraft.