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US Air Force deployed F-22 Raptor fighter jets in Europe

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World Defense & Security News - United States
 
 
US Air Force deployed F-22 Raptor fighter jets in Europe
 
The United States Air Forces deployed F-22 Raptors along with their support equipment at Royal Air Force Base Lakenheath. The air superiority aircraft arrived on 11 April from the 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida and will stay in Europe until May.
     
US Air Force deployed F 22 Raptor fighter jets in Europe 640 001An F-22 Raptor alongside an F-15 Eagle at RAF Lakenheat
(Credit: USAF)
     
Their arrival marks the commitment of the United States to support its allies. Moreover, the Commander of US Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, Gen. Frank Gorenc said: “This F-22 training deployment is the perfect opportunity for the advanced aircraft to train alongside other U.S. Air Force aircraft, joint partners and NATO allies.”

Since it's the second time that Raptors deploy to Europe, it is an opportunity for USAF to test the infrastructure and the aircraft capabilities in the region.

For these reasons, the F-22 fighter aircraft will also deploy to other air bases around Europe, implementing training scenarios with allied countries, while acting as a deterrent force against any risks that destabilize European security.