The U.S. Air Force is deploying a half-dozen F-22 Raptor stealth combatant jets to Poland successful effect to Russia’s full-scale penetration of Ukraine.
Six F-22s assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron, 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska already arrived astatine Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, connected July 26, en way to Poland arsenic portion of the latest effort to support NATO allies against Russian onshore grabs pursuing the penetration of Ukraine.
From Britain, Raptor fifth-generation fighters volition beryllium heading to the 32nd Tactical Air Base successful Łask, Poland.
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The Raptor is simply a captious constituent of the Global Strike Task Force and is designed to task aerial dominance rapidly astatine large distances to decision emerging threats.
“The F-22s volition enactment the NATO Air Shielding ngo successful the European theater,” the Air Force said successful a release.
Adding the Air Force’s F-22s, the service’s astir precocious combatant craft which tin scope supersonic speeds and transportation a assortment of guided missiles and bombs, sends a superior motion to Russia that NATO is keeping a adjacent oculus connected its borders.
“It cannot beryllium matched by immoderate known oregon projected combatant aircraft, making it a highly strategical level to enactment NATO Air Shielding,” the property merchandise from U.S. Air Forces successful Europe and Air Forces Africa said.