A contingent of the Italian Air Force with two F-35A fighters officially begins its mission at the tactical air base in Malbork, the National Security Office informed. The machines will protect NATO airspace over Eastern Europe for two months.
In an entry on the X platform (formerly Twitter), BBN reported that the Italian Air Force contingent with two F-35A officially begins its mission at the tactical air base in Malbork. “The component has achieved combat readiness and entered the permanent duty system,” it added.
It was reported that the head of the National Security Bureau, Jacek Siewiera, thanked Italian soldiers for their involvement in the allied mission and supporting Poland’s security.
“Polish-Italian defense cooperation based on the decisions of the President of the Republic of Poland is currently being implemented at sea and in the air – since May, ships of the Italian Navy have also been taking part in the operation to support the Polish Armed Forces. At the same time, the Polish Air Force is participating in Operation Irini in Sicily” – it was further written .
According to the General Command of the Armed Forces, F-35 aircraft of the Italian Air Force will protect the airspace for two months FOR THIS over Eastern Europe operating from the 22nd Tactical Air Base.
The presence of F-35 aircraft in Poland is associated with supporting the AirPolicing mission – aircraft from NATO countries rotate the skies over the Baltic states and Bulgaria and Romania. The fighters will also take part in training together with other NATO members, including the Polish Air Force.
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