NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) highlighted the alliance’s aerial capabilities in a recent tweet featuring F-16 jets releasing flares.

The tweet from @SHAPE_NATO reads:

“Wings of Freedom. NATO jets soaring high, ready to defend our skies and keep the Euro-Atlantic area secure. 💪✈️ #WeAreNATO | #DeterAndDefend | #StrongerTogether”

The accompanying image shows the impressive display of F-16 jets in action, underscoring NATO’s commitment to maintaining security and readiness across the Euro-Atlantic region.

NATO members have over 22,000 military aircraft in 2024, with around 7,000 of these being non-combat helicopters.

A further 3,275 units were fighter jets or interceptors.

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Tom has spent the last 13 years working in the defence industry, specifically military and commercial shipbuilding. His work has taken him around Europe and the Far East, he is currently based in Scotland.
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