Greece patrolling Macedonian skies in ‘NATO’ deal


Macedonia says fighter jets from neighboring Greece have carried out NATO-linked test overflights of its territory as part of the country’s process of joining the alliance, AP reports.

Two flights on Tuesday tested radar and communications coverage of Macedonia, its Defense Ministry said. Macedonia has no fixed-wing military aircraft, and NATO has a program to protect the airspace of members that do not have sufficient means of their own. Ironically, Macedonia did have its own fighter aircraft, but got rid of them after insistence by NATO.