Four Spanish Air Force Fighters Land at Graf Ignatievo Air Base for Joint Air Policing

Sofia, February 11 (BTA) - Four Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon II jet fighters of the Spanish Air Force landed at the Graf Ignatievo Air Base near Plovdiv (South Central Bulgaria) on Friday, the Bulgarian Defence Ministry said in a press release.

Until March 31, 2022, 130 Spanish servicepersons will be executing enhanced air policing assignments jointly with the Bulgarian Air Force in line with a decision adopted by the Bulgarian Council of Ministers on January 24, 2022.

During the joint air policing assignments, the Bulgarian jets on standby will be used on a priority basis. The mission implements measures to guarantee security of the NATO Eastern flank member countries and will follow the plans and procedures of the NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defence System (NATINAMDS).

A media day is to be organized at the Graf Ignatievo Air Base on February 17. LG//

Source: Sofia