Hungary Joins Poland, Czechia in Slovakian Air Policing
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Hungary's Gripen fighter jets will join the fighter aircraft of Czechia and Poland to secure Slovakian airspace while the country replaces its MiG-29 fleet under an agreement signed by Visegrád Group defense ministers in the High Tatra mountains of Slovakia on Monday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.
Hungary will join the air policing operation until the end of 2024, Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky said in a statement issued by his ministry.
He said the deal was an "outstanding example" of the Visegrád Group assisting each other "in a close alliance".
Consultations at the professional level on strengthening NATO's eastern flank are ongoing among the V4, he added.
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