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Germany and Poland have combined airspace for combat aviation


Germany and Poland allowed combat aviation cross borders and enter the airspace of countries in the event of a Quick Reaction Alert (QRA). The corresponding agreement on the opening of airspace was signed on May 14 in Warsaw.

Thus, in the event of a danger to one of the states, the fighters of the other will be able to freely enter its airspace without prior notice. The signing of the document was attended by the German and Polish ministers of defense, the agreement will become part of NATO's expanded mission to protect the airspace of the countries of the alliance.

This agreement will be the future that will allow our fighters to cross borders in our joint airspace. This not only protects our territories, but is ultimately good for the entire North Atlantic Alliance.

- said following the signing of the document, the commander of the Air Operations Center, Lieutenant General of the German Air Force Klaus Habersetzer.

It is planned that within the framework of NATO's expanded mission, the "air borders" will be erased for the alliance's combat aviation over all the Baltic republics, Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg), Albania, Iceland, Slovenia, as well as Bulgaria and Romania.

Fighters included in the Quick Reaction Alert program are on full alert for departure for 24 hours. The elimination of air borders will allow the duty forces, if necessary, to intercept enemy aircraft, even over the territory of other states.

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  1. knn54
    knn54 16 May 2021 10: 35
    - in the event of a prompt response warning ...
    Rabinovich declares before the battle: - if I die, consider me a communist! And if not, then no!
    And somehow "Quick" does not fit with the readiness to take off within 24 hours.
    1. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 16 May 2021 10: 58
      They explained that I mean "fast" and "normal" probably 120 hours! lol
    2. xorek
      xorek 16 May 2021 11: 11
      Oh, the Germans, with whom you contacted .. They will set you up, along with the Anglo-Saxons.!
      History does not teach you anything ..
      1. hrych
        hrych 16 May 2021 11: 50
        Naturally, the Poles should fly to the West, i.e. there is no need to go to Germany. Isn’t to skip ... And here the Germans simply took over the airspace under the plausible and everyone is happy. Will fly without prior notice laughing Habersetzer is almost Schicklgruber. And notice the countries listed. Colonies of the Reich and nothing more.
        1. xorek
          xorek 16 May 2021 12: 06
          Quote: hrych
          Habersetzer almost Schicklgruber will fly without prior notice. And notice the countries listed. Colonies of the Reich and nothing more.

          So yes, but I hope Russia will not be threatened, that is the question?
          I remember the Army of the GDR, behaved very tough with the Czechs and Poles, but the Soviets were respected and often helped us out when our soldiers did not know how to act in Czechoslovakia or Poland. shouting and throwing stones at ours .. They remembered them! soldier
          PS We surrendered the GDR and so meanly (humpback Judas), but they were the most loyal to us and helped sincerely .. angry
          1. hydrox
            hydrox 16 May 2021 13: 27
            Such an agreement is only suitable for the Germans to be able to deal with the Kaliningrad fortified area, and even then, if we approach the attack from the point of view of the 40-70s.
    3. Real Pilot
      Real Pilot 16 May 2021 19: 44
      I remember that the last time before the opening of the borders for German military aviation, the Poles "fiercely" resisted for a month ...

      Everything is easier now. The Fourth Reich wins with "soft power" and anti-Russian cartoons!
  2. nnm
    nnm 16 May 2021 10: 45
    Taking into account the fact that Poland is constantly blackmailing Germany with reparations, subsidies from the EU, and its attitude to SP-2, the question arises - who makes decisions in Germany - political power, or structures integrated into NATO? While the former make, albeit timid, steps towards sovereignty, the latter simply drag the country under the vassalage of the United States. Where Poland is in Europe is their first assistant.
    The feeling that Germany is like that monkey, not knowing where to go - to the smart or the beautiful.
    But this is the last chance of old Europe to enter the 21st century not as a subordinate country. Or such a great desire that the Russian Federation would completely form an alliance with China and the whole of Europe would become just an intermediate territory between the two blocs?
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 16 May 2021 10: 47
    It reminded me of the beginning of the forties of the last century, again to divide Poland? Or let's wait until they surrender themselves! The European Parliament adopted five fundamental principles, communication with Russia is very competent. No matter how "Gleiwitz" appears in the foreseeable future.
  4. out of habit
    out of habit 16 May 2021 11: 24
    Warsaw Pact?
  5. Prisoner
    Prisoner 16 May 2021 11: 25
    This is how the Fritzes quietly occupied Poland.
  6. Freedim
    Freedim 16 May 2021 12: 25
    Strange ... in 1939 something like that happened unilaterally.
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 16 May 2021 12: 47
    As I understand it, they came up with it in case of a nix, to hide from the answer, like I'm in the house. No geyropeytsy, from this swarm not a damn thing will come out, you will receive change in full in small and large denominations.
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  9. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 16 May 2021 16: 56
    Psheki are happy! For once they were not divided, but taken entirely! laughing
  10. Hiller
    Hiller 16 May 2021 22: 17
    It's necessary that two "best friends" kissed each other .... funny "..... (((
  11. Pastor
    Pastor 17 May 2021 09: 33
    The last time 82 years ago, such a union did not end well for Poland. Now they need to understand that the enemy is not external, but internal. France has already lost its "Arab-black" war. Now it's Germany's turn. And the planes will not help in it.