The Air Forces of the United States and Lithuania plan to hold a joint exercise in Lithuanian airspace in which American bomber jets will conduct training, as reported by Delfi, citing a statement released by the U.S. Embassy in Lithuania.
The aircraft participating in the exercise will include jets from the Fifth Bomb Wing of the United States Air Force stationed in North Dakota.
The U.S. authorities did not specify the number of aircraft that will participate in the training or the types of jets.
According to the statement released by the embassy, the exercise “aims at stepping up the level of cooperation between the Air Forces of the United States and Lithuania.”
“Joint exercises with such allies as Lithuania help strengthening long-term strategic relations, the purpose of which is to resolve the challenges presented by the modern world, as well as demonstrate the unwavering commitment of the United States to upholding the security of the Baltic region,” the U.S. Embassy said in the statement.