At least four U.S. Air Force A-10s of the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, have arrived at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, on Apr. 30.
The aircraft belong to the first Air Force Theater Security Package deployed to Europe for about 6 months to augment U.S. Air Force in Europe support to Operation Atlantic Resolve, and reassure regional allies.
The TSP Warthog attack planes continue to move across eastern Europe: first, the 12 A-10s from the 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, deployed to Spangdahlem airbase, in Germany, then some “Hogs” were relocated in the UK, others in Poland, some in Romania.
As a sign that the Baltic region is becoming increasingly important to counter the Russian threat, now the Thunderbolts have arrived in Estonia, one of the Baltic States whose airspace is defended by NATO through the Baltic Air Policing mission and where some 14 F-16s from Aviano Air Base have been stationed until mid April.