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The first days of the Czech Air Force policing of the air space of the three Baltic states – Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia – has been characterised by increased flight activity, says a news report in Czech Army website.

The report also says that the QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) Gripen fighters succeeded in all cases; there were four starts against the violators of the air space already. As per the orders from the Combined Air Operations Centre in Uedem, North Germany, two Gripens always took off within the planned 15 minutes.

“We have chosen six Gripen aircrafts for the mission, out of which four are permanently deployed in Šiauliai. The aircrafts received a special anti-rust treatment and have been tested consequently in order to make completely sure that they are fully operational. We are ready for potential defects as we have brought several sets of tools with us, “says Major Radomír Holuša, deputy commander of the engineering air service of the 211th Tactical Wing.

Read the full story:  ALFA Already Made The Gripens Take Off Four Times

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