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US Air Force deployed several F-35 Lightning II aircraft in Alaska

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The US Air Force sent an experimental batch of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jets to Alaska. According to the israeldefense.co.il portal, several newest stealth planes landed at Ielson airbase, intended for trial operation in conditions of severe frost.


US Air Force deployed several F-35 Lightning II aircraft in Alaska

F-35 and F-22 fighters in the same system.

The plans of the US military command are to deploy two squadrons of F-35A in Alaska, which will replace the outdated F-16 and F-18 fighters, as well as A-10 attack planes based on the Aielson airfield. Given the two squadrons F-22 (90 and 525) located at Elmendorf-Richardson airbase (Alaska), the new F-35A squadrons will double the number of fifth-generation fighters in the US Air Force in the Pacific and bring them to 54.

"Lightning" arrived in Alaska to conduct a series of test flights in extremely cold temperatures. If the pilot deployment passes without problems, then in the coming years the first two squadrons of the F-35A will be located outside the continental US (Alaska is not included in the number of continental states, although it is located on the mainland), reports "Warspot".
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  1. hrych
    hrych 10 October 2017 12: 54 New
    +1
    They don’t want to give Alasochka, but they’ll have to
    1. The_lancet
      The_lancet 10 October 2017 13: 01 New
      12
      They don’t want to give Alasochka, but they’ll have to

      Who else has rights to Alaska? And what is Russia going to do there? After all, there the climate is wrong, the roads will become bad right away laughing
      1. Solomon Kane
        Solomon Kane 10 October 2017 13: 03 New
        +5
        Aleuts and their brothers - Chukchi ..... wassat
      2. NEXUS
        NEXUS 10 October 2017 13: 23 New
        +5
        Quote: The_Lancet
        Who else has rights to Alaska?

        Nobody ... this is Russian land. And by the way, a 99-year lease agreement is not enough that has already expired, it was drawn up not by law and had no force.
        Quote: The_Lancet
        And what is Russia going to do there?

        For example, to mine gold, forest, ore ...
        Quote: The_Lancet
        After all, there the climate is wrong, the roads will become bad right away

        Half of Russia lives in such an improper climate and nothing, only become healthier.
        1. Bongo
          Bongo 10 October 2017 14: 40 New
          +7
          Quote: NEXUS
          For example, to mine gold, forest, ore ...

          Hi Andrew! Long time no intersect ... drinks
          Who will mine and a lot of our population has from the forest, ore, gold, oil and gas? No.
          Believe me, living in the Far East, that every year in spite of the gallant reports on the 1 channel, we become sadder. sad The population continues to leave, and what is there to hold on to? Salaries are low and prices are very high and the climate ... wassat This year, it turned out with salmon ... I didn’t even recapture the money spent on licenses. Fish stupidly did not reach us. The river in a shallow estuary was blocked by a steel mesh and salmon were scooped up, a lot of fish choked and died. At the same time, the federal authorities broadcast that there is no need to be greedy, and in general this fish does not belong to the Far East. am
          Quote: NEXUS
          Half of Russia lives in such an improper climate and nothing, only become healthier.

          Come visit, take you fishing at -40.
          1. NEXUS
            NEXUS 10 October 2017 15: 55 New
            +4
            Quote: Bongo
            Hi Andrew! Long time no intersect ...

            Hello friend! Glad to see you! hi
            Quote: Bongo
            Who will mine and a lot of our population has from the forest, ore, gold, oil and gas?

            A sensible immigrant policy will be adopted, so that Russians receive citizenship in a month, and not 8 years, go ... well, and salaries if they are digestible.
            Quote: Bongo
            Believe me, living in the Far East, that every year in spite of the gallant reports on the 1 channel, we become sadder.

            I know ... my friend lives in your area ... we often talk about this topic.
            Quote: Bongo
            Come visit, take you fishing at -40.

            Thanks for the invitation, friend. -40 absolutely do not scare me. Scared. drinks
            1. Bongo
              Bongo 10 October 2017 16: 23 New
              +5
              Quote: NEXUS
              A sensible immigrant policy will be adopted, so that Russians receive citizenship in a month, and not 8 years, go ... well, and salaries if they are digestible.

              It is not necessary to deal with emigrants, but create normal conditions for their population. In the meantime, they are tearing three skins, so in New Urgal a three-room apartment in winter costs about 10 tr per month. Which emigrants will go? No.
              Quote: NEXUS
              Thanks for the invitation, friend. -40 absolutely do not scare me. Scared.

              Duc, I do not scare -40 is not the limit, but such animals are caught.
              1. NEXUS
                NEXUS 10 October 2017 16: 34 New
                +3
                Quote: Bongo
                Duc, I do not scare -40 is not the limit, but such animals are caught.

                Friends, for the sake of such a whale, I would go ... good
                What can I say something, HELLO! drinks Such a ram and a beer in a bathhouse with brooms ... uh ... you cut me off, infection. laughing
      3. grandfather_Kostya
        grandfather_Kostya 10 October 2017 15: 46 New
        +1
        Less roads, more mushrooms and animals in the forest.
      4. Andrey K
        Andrey K 10 October 2017 19: 24 New
        +5
        Quote: The_Lancet
        ... Who else has rights to Alaska? And what is Russia going to do there? After all, the climate there is wrong, the roads will become bad right away laughing.

        Apart from Russia, no one can claim rights to Alaska. It is a fact.
        As for the roads - your joke could have been successful 10 years ago. The road network in Russia is developing, there is nothing to compare. Most roads in the United States are now worse quality than in Russia. Your Washington regional committee adopted the experience of the times of the USSR? laughing
    2. gromoboj
      gromoboj 10 October 2017 14: 40 New
      +1
      People, ay. They not only don’t want to give Alaska there, they sleep and see how they will distribute you all to concentration camps so that democracy and resource extraction do not interfere.
      The only question is when they decide to hit. And they will beat from everywhere, from all sides in the company of their dogs.
      1. CT-55_11-9009
        CT-55_11-9009 12 October 2017 09: 02 New
        +1
        Quote: gromoboj
        they sleep there and see how they will distribute you all to concentration camps

        In fact - everything is correct, but there is such a big “BUT”: this “you” smells of rot. That is, you, even if you are Russian, will not be shoved into a concentration camp? Or, as an option, you are not from Russia?
        1. gromoboj
          gromoboj 12 October 2017 20: 51 New
          0
          Olfactory hallucinations are not a good sign.
          1. CT-55_11-9009
            CT-55_11-9009 13 October 2017 11: 03 New
            +1
            Hatskrajnichestvo - too
    3. MadCat
      MadCat 10 October 2017 17: 12 New
      +2
      Quote: hrych
      They don’t want to give Alasochka, but they’ll have to

      are you going to select her? divorced heroes on the Internet, who do not spit in ramba you get.
  2. Hurricane70
    Hurricane70 10 October 2017 13: 21 New
    0
    Park them more, more heap !!!
  3. Hurricane70
    Hurricane70 10 October 2017 13: 23 New
    +1
    Quote: The_Lancet
    They don’t want to give Alasochka, but they’ll have to

    Who else has rights to Alaska? And what is Russia going to do there? After all, there the climate is wrong, the roads will become bad right away laughing

    What we need, then we will do it! Forgot to ask you! And roads like you will build us! Learn bye!
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      1. Skifotavr
        Skifotavr 11 October 2017 21: 01 New
        0
        Judging by the fact that this wonderful commentary was not deleted here, the admins themselves posted it. Soon there will be a new local “God's chosen” Marshal. laughing
  4. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 10 October 2017 16: 32 New
    +1
    What is it for? Is Crimea so acted ....