Air International 2015-04
M.Scharenborg, R.Wenink - Baltic Guardians /Military/
A Polish Air Force MiG-29 showing clearly the two powerful engine intakes.
The Tbilisi Aircraft Manufacturing R-73 missile, referred to by NATO as the AA-11 Archer, is the air-to-air weapon of choice for the Polish MiG-29s conducting air policing.
Under the name Operation ‘Orlik’ the Polish Air Force has now participated six times the Baltic Air Policing Mission, five of these as the lead nation.
An Italian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon breaks from formation with another Polish MiG-29
A Polish Air Force MiG-29 in close formation with two Italian Typhoons over northwest Lithuania during a joint training mission, illustrating the co-operation between NATO allies on the Baltic Air Policing mission.
An Italian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon breaks from formation with another Polish MiG-29
A Polish Air Force MiG-29 in close formation with two Italian Typhoons over northwest Lithuania during a joint training mission, illustrating the co-operation between NATO allies on the Baltic Air Policing mission.
The AMI’s Typhoons are armed with the Mauser BK-27 cannon, AIM-120 AMRAAM radar-guided missiles and IRIS-T infrared missiles for air policing.