Aircraft from five NATO and two Partner Air Forces participated in Exercise RAMSTEIN ALLOY in the Baltic region on 20-21 April 2021.
NATO and partner air forces participated in Exercise RAMSTEIN ALLOY in the Baltic region on 20-21 April 2021. The NATO-led exercise involved German and Italian fighter jets from NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission, as well as Polish fighter jets. Aircraft from NATO partners Finland and Sweden were also involved.
The aircrews practised real-world scenarios, including the procedures for air intercepts. On 20 April, Italian fighter jets based in Lithuania were scrambled for real, during the exercise, to intercept Russian fighters, bombers and surveillance aircraft over the Baltic Sea.
RAMSTEIN ALLOY occurs three times a year, once in each of the three Baltic countries. The main objective is to sharpen skills used in Baltic Air Policing efforts and enhance interoperability of air forces from NATO member and partner nations.
This NATO Multimedia footage includes shots of Lithuanian Air Force C27 Spartan, Finnish F/A-18 Hornets and German Eurofighter Typhoons in flight. Plus, shots of Latvian Air Force AN-2 Colt, Italian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons in flight, shots of Italian Air Force during a scramble and soundbites from Colonel Viesturs Masulis, Latvian Air Force Commander.