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RAF deploys Typhoon jets to bolster Nato air policing mission

Four Royal Air Force Typhoons have deployed yesterday to take part in the Nato Baltic air policing mission over Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. 

The UK fast jets will reinforce the Polish contribution to the air policing mission; a standing defensive mission undertaken by rotations of aircraft from contributing nations on a 4-month cycle.

The Defence Secretary Philip Hammond announced this to the House of Commons in March. The deployment forms part of a series of measures taken by Nato to support and reassure its eastern member states.

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