– At the air force base in Siauliai Lithuania on Friday landed seven F-15C U.S. air force, prior to that there was based seven more American fighters that carry out the mission of the air police of NATO in the Baltic States.
“Seven (aircraft) – additional, they are designed for training. BBC America training,” – said the Agency BNS, the officer air force base, Lithuania on public relations captain Eva Gulbiniene.
In Lithuania has never been posted so many allied fighters. Most of them were in 2014, when tensions in the region after the events in Crimea, the US has sent to Lithuania ten fighters.
The press attache of the Minister of defense of Lithuania Vita Ramanauskaite told BNS that the additional US fighters placed in joint U.S.-Lithuanian military exercises, which will continue until November 10.
“A greater number of aircraft needed to ensure the scale of the exercise”, – said V. Ramanauskaite.