NATO sent firefighting aircraft and helicopters to Greece to help the country battle blazes, the alliance said on Friday.
The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) said that it is supporting Greece's firefighting efforts for the 11th consecutive year.
"Upon request of the Greece authorities, NSPA has deployed a record number of aircraft to 20 strategic locations within Greek territory," it noted on Twitter.
Allied air forces support emergency services in fighting wildfires#NATO Allies assist each other with their specially adapted aircraft, whether it is concerted firefighting action or one nation helping put out fires in another— NATO (@NATO) August 5, 2022
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Meanwhile, the NATO Air Command said that alliance air and armed forces are integrating their capabilities to extinguish wildfires raging in countries across allied territory, in a demonstration of NATO solidarity.