On 18th November, 2016, French – Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce visited LAF Šiauliai Air base, where we had an opportunity to discover another type of French presence in Lithuania – namely the French Air Force deployed in Šiauliai Military base.

The French troops presented us the Four French Air Force Dassault Mirage 2000-5Fs that have taken over the NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission at Šiauliai.

This is the sixth time that the French troops patrol Baltic airspace. This time, France appointed around 100 Air Force soldiers from Luxeuil Air base stationed in eastern France.

Special thanks to the French troops for this exclusive opportunity and warm welcome.