According to the information released by the Latvian Ministry of Defense, NATO air assets, namely the A-10 Thunderbolts deployed as a part of the Theater Security Package, are going to use the country’s airspace to conduct low-level flying.
The release issued by the Latvian authorities asks the public not to be worried about the low-flying Hogs.
The missions are going to take place only on specific, agreed dates and times, starting from Jun. 8, 2015.
The low-level flying is to be carried out outside the firing ranges – this is the reason why the event is so unusual. It was said that the training’s purpose is to maintain and refine the pilots’ skills and combat readiness.