Germany to take over Baltic air policing out of Estonian Amari air base

Saksa hävitaja Ämari lennubaasis. Foto on illustreeriv. PHOTO: JAANUS LENSMENT/POSTIMEES/

A German contingent using five Eurofighter Typhoon jets will take over the NATO Baltic air policing mission from the Royal Air Force at a ceremony at the Estonian Amari air base at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

The ceremony will be attended by Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas, Defense Minister Hannes Hanso, the ambassadors of the UK and Germany, Estonian defense chief Lt. Gen. Riho Terras and senior officers.