The U.S. Air Power is deploying a half-dozen F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets to Poland in response to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Six F-22s assigned to the ninetieth Fighter Squadron, third Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska already arrived at Royal Air Power Lakenheath, England, on July 26, en path to Poland as a part of the newest effort to guard NATO allies in opposition to Russian land grabs following the invasion of Ukraine.
From Britain, Raptor fifth-generation fighters can be heading to the thirty second Tactical Air Base in Łask, Poland.
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“The F-22s will assist the NATO Air Shielding mission within the European theater,” the Air Power stated in a launch.
Including the Air Power’s F-22s, the service’s most superior fighter plane which may attain supersonic speeds and carry quite a lot of guided missiles and bombs, sends a critical signal to Russia that NATO is maintaining a detailed eye on its borders.
“It can’t be matched by any recognized or projected fighter plane, making it a extremely strategic platform to assist NATO Air Shielding,” the press launch from U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa stated.