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Italian Air Force F-35 and F-16 cover US Air Force strategist while simulating refueling

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American and Italian aviation took part in maneuvers, which the US headquarters designated as "support measures in the Mediterranean."




It should be noted that American activity in the Mediterranean has increased significantly in recent months.

The US-Italian Air Force teachings were called 2019 Starry Night. Most of them passed over the Adriatic Sea.

One of the elements of the maneuvers was associated with the support of the Boeing KC-135 aerial tanker and the B-52H strategic bomber. Two F-16 fighters and four F-35 fighters of the Italian air force acted as "escorts".



It is noted that the fighters carried out a cover during the imitation of refueling in the air, and then divided into groups to further support the US Air Force aircraft. Despite the name of the exercises, their separate stages were carried out in the daytime.

In a message to the headquarters of the “Starry Night 2019” exercises, it was stated that the maneuvers were designed to improve the coherence of the American and Italian pilots.



It is worth noting that the use of 4-x fighters of the 5 generation in addition to the 2 F-16 is too expensive “cover” of the imitation of refueling in the air.
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  1. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 5 June 2019 15: 52
    -2
    As the “escort” were two F-16 fighters and four F-35 fighters of the Italian air force.

    so this "escort" of the fuel burned more laughing
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 5 June 2019 16: 22
      -1
      Quote: Lipchanin
      so this "escort" of the fuel burned more

      Most likely, this is a type of parade and a demonstration of flying in the ranks so that the "macaroni", whose air force does not represent anything worthwhile, do not reduce funding from NATO. IMHO
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 5 June 2019 16: 24
        -1
        Quote: Piramidon
        Quote: Lipchanin
        so this "escort" of the fuel burned more

        Most likely, this is a type of parade and a demonstration of flying in the ranks so that the "macaroni", whose air force does not represent anything worthwhile, do not reduce funding from NATO. IMHO

        so I meant that some kind of formation in the photo is not fighting.
      2. Pablo
        Pablo 5 June 2019 16: 35
        -5
        Quote: Piramidon
        The air forces, which are nothing good, are not reduced NATO funding. IMHO

        defined how they are nothing of themselves, by helmet? lol By your own Wishlist? They are trained the same as the American pilots in the states.
        1. Piramidon
          Piramidon 5 June 2019 16: 53
          +3
          Quote: Pablo
          They are trained the same as the American pilots in the states.

          And what, does it make them EXPERIENT aces ?. The rodents, before they were given the tough teeth in Tskhinval, were also trained by the Yankees and even had in their ranks during the conflict on 08.08.08. not only a lot of their technique, but also USA instructors who are so praised by you.
          1. Mordvin 3
            Mordvin 3 5 June 2019 16: 56
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            Quote: Piramidon
            And what, does that make them the OXPEHEHNY Asami ?.

            The day before yesterday, a friend of the son of navigators fired crying
            1. Piramidon
              Piramidon 5 June 2019 17: 06
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              Quote: Mordvin 3
              The day before yesterday, a friend of the son of navigators fired

              And what did you mean by that? It depends on what reason. During my service in the USSR Armed Forces, navigators and pilots were fired and transferred to ground posts for health reasons and for unsuitability. hi
              1. Mordvin 3
                Mordvin 3 5 June 2019 17: 11
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                Quote: Piramidon
                and for reasons of health and professional incapacity.

                That's for this very reason. And then I made him push up on 150 request
                1. Piramidon
                  Piramidon 5 June 2019 17: 23
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                  Quote: Mordvin 3
                  For this very reason.

                  I hope that he found the ground position and did not clean it off completely. I remember, most often, decommissioned navigators were identified as political workers, and pilots as chiefs and chiefs.
                  1. Mordvin 3
                    Mordvin 3 5 June 2019 17: 34
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                    Quote: Piramidon
                    I hope that the ground position he found and not written off cleaned

                    Written off. crying
  2. Dikson
    Dikson 5 June 2019 16: 37
    -1
    If it were the Su-57 and the bear ... comments would be much more colorful
    1. kit88
      kit88 5 June 2019 17: 06
      +4
      Are you from a neutral planet?
      Or prefer to act like a teenager who has seen a lot of Hollywood movies. Associate yourself with the main character of the blockbuster, who smashes the bad guys with one hand and hugs the blonde with the other.
      How disappointing a teenager will be if he finds out that he is this very naughty "bad guy" simply because he lives in Russia.
      1. Dikson
        Dikson 5 June 2019 19: 42
        +1
        when our tasks will be fulfilled in the same way on the Su-57, then we’ll find out who is the teenager and who is the hero of the blockbuster .. NATO is rehearsing and practicing the interaction of various branches of the armed forces from different countries. On NEW cars .. that’s all the news .. However, experts immediately appeared on the site who could determine the degree of flaccidity and the level of training of crews from the photo, and easily hung incomprehensible epithets ..))
  3. prior
    prior 5 June 2019 16: 45
    0
    What happened? Maybe I missed something.
    What, planes fly. Well then!
  4. sir_obs
    sir_obs 5 June 2019 17: 01
    0
    For the greater importance, it was necessary to write that the F16 pilots did not see the F35, and in the photo show the contours where they “were”
  5. Amateur
    Amateur 5 June 2019 17: 10
    +2

    two F-16 fighters and four F-35 fighters

    2 + 4 = 6. On the photo 8. Double? or the author of the humanities and the victim of EG
    1. Yngvar
      Yngvar 5 June 2019 17: 52
      0
      Apparently two have turned on the "stealth" mode ... Well, vaaasche "stealth"!
  6. askort154
    askort154 5 June 2019 17: 23
    +1
    Where is the logic ? The "invisible men" are accompanied by two "monsters" visible hundreds of miles away. No.
  7. P12P
    P12P 5 June 2019 19: 57
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    Quote: mordvin xnumx
    Quote: Piramidon
    and for reasons of health and professional incapacity.

    That's for this very reason. And then I made him push up on 150 request

    the body could not stand the bullying?
    1. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 5 June 2019 20: 07
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      Quote: P12P
      the body could not stand the bullying?

      And what of it? I squeezed out for two minutes in 17 for 150 for two minutes, and for 200, the press shook.