Mission Update week 41 - 2021There have been elections in Iraq, where Denmark is at the forefront of NATO's international mission, and in the Baltics, Danish F-16s are guarding the airspace of allied countries. Read the latest Mission Update.
October 15, 2021 - Kl. 09.16
The contribution has completed and plans to continue conducting more training with the Portuguese colleagues at the base. Photo: The Armed Forces
By the Defense Command
Baltic Air Policing - Siauliai, LithuaniaFlight in the past week has taken place without the major challenges on either the plane or the weather side. A new team of pilots has now all flown a handful of trips and they have become familiar with airspace structure and procedures.
The weather has been favorable, but the contribution is slowly beginning to experience declining temperatures with night frosts as well as the first cases of fog and frost fog in the Baltics.
There have been no sharp activations in the past week. To date, 31 patrol flights have been flown, of which 10 are sharp activations.
NATO Mission Iraq - Baghdad, IraqElections were held in Iraq on October 8 and 10, which went smoothly without major incidents.
Up until the election, the mission has kept the activity level to a minimum so that presence or task solution could not be misunderstood as an attempt to influence the election action.
The quiet period in connection with the election gave the soldiers the opportunity to spend extra time on sports, lectures and internal visiting activities and an insight into, for example, the helicopter contribution's tasks.
In the past week, the international NATO Mission Iraq has carried out 40 activities related to the task of advising the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and defense staff in and around Baghdad, as well as driving with the head of the mission, Lieutenant General Michael Lollesgaard.
The Danish security and escort contribution has escorted to seven meetings within the international zone (Green Zone) and 12 meetings outside the international zone (Red Zone).
The Danish Close Protection Team has escorted to three meetings within the international zone and two meetings outside the international zone.
The international contributions to the security and escort task, which is under Danish leadership, have completed eight trips in the international zone and 13 trips outside.
NATO Mission Iraq, Helicopter Contribution - Al Assad Air Base, IraqIn the past week, 9 hours and 14 minutes have been flown on four missions, including two VIP flights with people and equipment.
During the period, the contribution moved 47 people and 6,300 kg of goods.
There are currently restrictions on flying over Baghdad, and it is taking advantage of the contribution to carry out inspections of the helicopters.