Pentagon: F-35 aircraft in Alaska will allow projecting force on the Arctic region


It became known that the Pentagon abandoned the idea of ​​closing the Aelson air base in Alaska. This is a U.S. Air Force military facility on which F-16 fighters, as well as KC-135 Stratotanker refueling aircraft, have so far been based.


Now, the US military has decided that the base cannot be closed because of the "growing number of threats." The transfer of 5th generation fighters begins at a military facility.

The first two F-35A fighters have already been deployed at Aelson Air Base. They replenished 354 US Air Force wings.

In total, 54 F-35A fighters are planned to be sent to Alaska. This large-scale transfer is scheduled for completion by the end of 2021. Aircraft will be distributed between the two squadrons.

The Pentagon notes that the deployment of F-35 and F-22 aircraft "in sufficient quantity" will allow "projecting force into the Arctic region" using the "successful geostrategic location of Alaska."

Recall that earlier in the US they accused Russia of militarizing the Arctic, adding that Russia thus “poses a threat”.
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  1. Mavrikiy April 25 2020 09: 15 New
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    Pentagon: F-35 aircraft in Alaska will allow projecting force on the Arctic region
    There will be no American power in the Arctic, but its projection on the screen, in the shadow theater, will scare children. negative
    1. mvg
      mvg April 25 2020 11: 11 New
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      scare children

      Are you an idiot? Only honestly
      1. Mavrikiy April 25 2020 11: 19 New
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        Quote: mvg

        Are you an idiot? Only honestly
        This is you, why with a sick liberal fool head to healthy?
        1. mvg
          mvg April 25 2020 17: 49 New
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          Sorry, did not recognize. Re ... wild.
  2. Pessimist22 April 25 2020 09: 17 New
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    Do not freeze new aircraft?
    1. figwam April 25 2020 09: 58 New
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      Quote: Pessimist22
      Do not freeze new aircraft?

      They will store them in hangars.
      1. novel66 April 25 2020 11: 22 New
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        from the hangar to frost ... condensation ... here he is Tryndets!
        1. Stas-90 April 25 2020 12: 08 New
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          Yeah.
          No, of course you can cover the plane from the tip of the nose to the tips of the keels. And then a specially trained Negro will clean this snowdrift with a special certified panicle for half a day, so as not to damage the stealth coating, but somehow it is doubtful. With the hangar faster, easier, more reliable and more comfortable for everyone.
        2. Mavrikiy April 25 2020 13: 25 New
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          Quote: novel xnumx
          from the hangar to frost ... condensation ... here he is Tryndets!

          Who are you explaining to? It is worth a liberal brethren only say: "This is an Amer’s little thing." Everything, drool to the knees. Already how many complaints were covered with High humidity, high flight speed, a large number of flight hours and so on.
          From the hangar to good frost - the cover will stupidly crack, 1-3 flights maximum.
          This crap is projected into the Arctic: A full report on aircraft flaws in 2017, but little has changed. (30 pages PDF): http://www.aereo.jor.br/wp-content/uploads//2018/02/ F-35-report-2017.pdf
  3. rocket757 April 25 2020 09: 17 New
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    Project and project! Stripes will never shrink while they are in the form they are now.
    The question is, will it be forever?
    1. novel66 April 25 2020 11: 23 New
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      they say the world will not be the same after the coronovirus .. hi
      1. rocket757 April 25 2020 12: 15 New
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        Hello Roman soldier
        Change, change, but expect that the minke whales will abandon their gangster ways, empty hopes. Appetites will moderate if, but it is they who have to suffer specific losses a lot where.
        1. novel66 April 25 2020 12: 18 New
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          still bear .. it turned out that they have a lot more internal problems than they thought
          1. rocket757 April 25 2020 12: 23 New
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            There is such a thing and can continue further.
            But America is a big, great country. She went through various disasters and is not going to disappear.
            In our opinion, their leaders were crushed, but this is our very point of view! We must wait and see what the final result will be.
            We ourselves would have to go through the current crisis with the least losses .... this is precisely the most important thing for us.
            1. novel66 April 25 2020 12: 24 New
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              Vitya, that's what I mean! everyone needs to deal with their problems! but did not pretend to be a world policeman
              1. rocket757 April 25 2020 12: 32 New
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                They already have more mundane goals for a long time, to RIP and Schaub they had nothing for it, only PROFIT!
                1. novel66 April 25 2020 12: 33 New
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                  oh, and which OPG didn't have a cop roof?
            2. Pacifist with AK April 25 2020 18: 50 New
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              You can broader and more detailed - what is the greatness of America? Very interesting........
              1. rocket757 April 25 2020 19: 04 New
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                I won’t "drown" for striping, never! This is the ENEMY!
                I just remind you that throwing hats in the direction of the largest economy, military force, political and other opportunities, the world is never worth it!
                There, besides branded politicians and resigned townsfolk, there is everything else, which is not enough, and this rest knows how to work, do a lot.
                I never engaged in self-deception, to take into account everyone and everyone who is a real, possible, threat to our country.
                That's all!
      2. Lipchanin April 25 2020 12: 27 New
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        Quote: novel xnumx
        after coronovirus the world will not be the same .. healthy

        Roman, and you don’t know who and in which zone this virus was crowned? wassat
        1. novel66 April 25 2020 12: 29 New
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          in Chinese lol and there are such zones that if they crowned it, then the king is to all kings
          1. Lipchanin April 25 2020 12: 30 New
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            Quote: novel xnumx
            and there are such zones that if they crowned it, then the king is to all kings

            Then why didn’t they give him “ears” on the ears? request lol
            1. novel66 April 25 2020 12: 32 New
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              because their zone is a sanatorium
              1. Lipchanin April 25 2020 12: 33 New
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                Well FSE is not like people recourse
    2. Lelek April 25 2020 14: 17 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      Stripes will never go down

      hi Victor.
      The other day the Americans in their overseas were excited about the "foxtrot" of our pilots:
      1. rocket757 April 25 2020 15: 13 New
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        Hi soldier
        Stripes are all appropriate. Arrange a storm in a glass, and for a greater "incident does not pull, from the same" opera "!
      2. muham April 25 2020 16: 02 New
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        Quote: Lelek
        The other day, began to vying to demand
        Well, mean they got their way.
  4. Lipchanin April 25 2020 09: 21 New
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    that the base cannot be closed due to the "growing number of threats."

    The real threat there is the presence of a melee fleet and aircraft
    1. Stas-90 April 25 2020 12: 16 New
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      What is the “meager”?
      Actually, they live there.
      1. Lipchanin April 25 2020 12: 18 New
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        Yes, I do not want to belay
        Right in the Arctic itself? belay
        1. novel66 April 25 2020 12: 25 New
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          shryushku, Eskimos oppress
          1. Lipchanin April 25 2020 12: 28 New
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            And I thought polar bears are being dispersed laughing
            1. novel66 April 25 2020 12: 29 New
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              no. they are striving, these are not peaceful Eskimos
              1. Lipchanin April 25 2020 12: 32 New
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                Intermediate things in Alaska, after all, and our Old Believers live. And they are a very people angry
                1. novel66 April 25 2020 12: 33 New
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                  yes no weaker than polar bears
                  1. Lipchanin April 25 2020 12: 34 New
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                    Yes will be abruptly yes
        2. Stas-90 April 25 2020 12: 25 New
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          Is this news for you?
          1. Lipchanin April 25 2020 12: 29 New
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            Yes, what laughing
  5. Zhan April 25 2020 09: 21 New
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    Recall that earlier in the US they accused Russia of militarizing the Arctic, adding that Russia thus “poses a threat”.

    USA Forgot to add: “By strengthening its borders, Russia creates problems for the US’s unpunished presence in Russian territorial waters” ... smile
    1. Navat April 25 2020 09: 36 New
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      Well, yes, we have a scout, they have a spy. We can transfer our equipment to any region of Russia, friendly and not quite friendly countries, they are not allowed in their own country and in their allies. Our Su-57 is unique and unique in the world, their F-35 is a pregnant penguin and a child prodigy. Patriotism is wonderful, dull dullness and double standards are destructive for our country and our army.
      1. Crimean partisan 1974 April 25 2020 11: 04 New
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        F-35 - a pregnant penguin and a child prodigy. .... Duc if a penguin is beaten by an old man F-16 at a training exercise of theirs, what is this to be called? but the fact that Alaska is their territory, no one disputes. Let’s strengthen. the only thing that would not suit provocations. and here just lies
        1. Navat April 25 2020 11: 42 New
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          You are based on a fake article. In close air combat, the F-35 is approximately equal to 4 generation aircraft. But the very philosophy of F-35 is that for him, close air combat is already a failure. It is designed for medium and long range air battles. And 4-generation aircraft have no chance against the F-35. This was repeatedly demonstrated in the Red Fleg exercises, when the F-35 was shot down like F-15 ducks at long and medium distances, while successfully evading close combat. The problem for the F-35 would arise if the SU-57 had stealth and then in the close air combat the F-35 would have little chance. But for an incomprehensible reason, our designers preferred over-maneuverability, which is no use in modern aerial combat
          1. Crimean partisan 1974 April 25 2020 13: 54 New
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            It is designed for medium and long range air battles. ..... corn kernels are good at these distances. Well, ideally, wild boars in the form of AWACS in our case, AWACS, what an accident, by chance. all countries bordering the Russian Federation do not possess such a distance. type medium and distant. have to wave short. and then it turns out. the lightning will be killed. as I understand it, if you called tug do not say that not a dozen old men
        2. Peter is not the first April 25 2020 13: 11 New
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          wink How is it that Alaska is not disputed? According to one of the legends, money for Alaska did not go to our treasury because they drowned along with the ship carrying them. drinks
          So, they are "on the Russian territory" of their "pregnant penguins" relocated.
          1. Navat April 25 2020 13: 31 New
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            Well then try ... Polite people, the referendum ... The scheme worked out
          2. Crimean partisan 1974 April 25 2020 14: 04 New
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            According to one of the legends, money for Alaska did not go to our treasury ...... to exhume the guilty. to clone and to the fiery island forever. as we are not shot and hanged in the FSIN
            So that they are "on Russian territory" their "pregnant penguins" relocate ..... and God bless them. the main thing is that under the legs, wings, do not get confused. and you need to send specialists to wax in Alaska so that they would catch and bring the former governor Payne. personally, she is sympathetic to me
      2. sniperino April 25 2020 11: 49 New
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        Quote: Navat
        we have a scout, they have a spy
        Quite the contrary: we have their spy, and they have our scout.
  6. Doccor18 April 25 2020 09: 29 New
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    In the 25th division in Chukotka, too, a squadron of modernized MIG-31 would be added. When gunpowder is dry
    and provocations are not terrible.
    1. Navat April 25 2020 09: 37 New
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      Just let's be honest with ourselves: MIG-31 is not a rival to fifth-generation aircraft
      1. Doccor18 April 25 2020 09: 47 New
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        "The MiG-31BM is a deeply upgraded version of the MiG-31. The main changes were the avionics, which is completely replaced by a new one. In addition to installing new multi-functional indicators, as well as most electronic systems, the MiG-31BM received a new Zaslon-M radar, which allows detect a target with a reflecting surface of 3 square meters at a range of up to 320 kilometers and direct missiles at targets at a range of up to 280 kilometers.The MiG-31BM is capable of simultaneously tracking 24 targets and simultaneously aiming all 4- x long-range missiles R-33C "
        Yes, and the F35 does not reach the 5th generation in everything.
        1. Navat April 25 2020 10: 03 New
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          And how does all of the above help the MIG-31? F-35, being undetected, will launch the AIM-120c from a long distance and this will be the end of the air battle. Unfortunately, our designers did not understand (or there is no appropriate technology) that fighters of the 5th generation will fight with fighters of the 4th generation at long and medium distances. Our wise men in the Su-57 sacrificed stealth in favor of over-maneuverability. But if there is no stealth, the plane will not survive to close air combat. This is true both in relation to the MIG-31, and alas, the SU-57. It pains me to write this, but this is true, in aviation we are very much (I hope that it is not hopeless) behind the Americans. And another patriot is not the one who thoughtlessly shouts cheers, but the one who talks about the shortcomings and hopes to improve them. Think about it before you minus me
          1. cherkas.oe April 25 2020 10: 37 New
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            Quote: Navat
            It hurts me to write it
            Here on the site, there are enough such "diseases". But we are merciful people, and if a Jew decided to make money in this way, then that means he can’t do anything else, so you can even choose the minuses and bet.
            Quote: Navat
            Think about it before you minus me
          2. Amateur April 25 2020 14: 36 New
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            It pains me to write this, but this is true, in aviation we are very much (I hope that it is not hopeless) behind the Americans. And another patriot is not the one who thoughtlessly shouts cheers, but the one who talks about the shortcomings and hopes to improve them.

            Today is Saturday. You can’t work. And you strained your fingers and brain. Relax crying
        2. Adimius38 April 26 2020 09: 48 New
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          you don’t take into account one thing that the F-35 has many chances to evade a long-range missile, including disrupting the capture thanks to advanced electronics and electronic warfare, in combination with numerous tracking sensors, the F-35 pilot maximally possesses the necessary information throughout its radius of operation . The MiG-31 was not created to fight the F-35, so the fight at medium and short distances will be a pure merge, the only chance is a long-range battle, but the Russian roulette didn’t hit the long-range battle against F-35, but the F-35 CAN quite easily hit the non-maneuverable Mig-31 with its 5G operational overload. For comparison, the fully-armed and full-tanked F-35 is capable of maneuvering at 9G
      2. Zhan April 25 2020 11: 05 New
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        Quote: Navat
        Just let's be honest with ourselves: MIG-31 is not a rival to fifth-generation aircraft

        Please note, but fifth-generation aircraft will not be able to do the job for the MIG-31, as it does. Cars of different classes in terms of performance characteristics and tasks. And they certainly will not be able to escape from the MIG-31. hi
        1. Stas-90 April 25 2020 12: 22 New
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          Here's how a little what, as a direct comparison of "ours" and "theirs" - so right away "these are cars of different classes", such as there is nothing to compare them. And in real life, on the one side of the f-35 strait with f-22, on the other is the MiG, and there will be one A2AD zone there - either ours or them. And if you want, you don’t want, but you have to compare.
      3. Amateur April 25 2020 14: 39 New
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        MIG-31 is not a rival to fifth generation aircraft

        You are absolutely right! In the absence of external target designation, it surpasses them by head at interception.
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          Do you not understand that the detection range of the MIG-31 radar for 5th generation aircraft is not 320 km, as with an EPR target of 3 square meters but 20-30 km? That is, the MIG-31 will be destroyed before it even detects the enemy. Well, you can’t be so amateurish (I'm not talking about nickname)
          1. Amateur April 25 2020 15: 17 New
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            will be destroyed before it even detects the enemy.

            It is unlikely that pilots 31 are studying the advertising materials of a potential enemy. Therefore, they will simply fulfill their task, especially if their command is correctly used in the form of a group of 4 vehicles.
            1. Navat April 25 2020 15: 29 New
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              With believers it is difficult to have a dispute. This is not a matter of knowledge and facts, but a matter of faith. And it is pointless and useless to argue with faith
              1. Amateur April 25 2020 15: 33 New
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                With believers it is difficult to have a dispute. This is not a matter of knowledge and facts, but a matter of faith. And it is pointless and useless to argue with faith

                You are right again! Beliefs in handouts are possible only in the absence of knowledge and facts. stop
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              1. Amateur April 26 2020 07: 12 New
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                This expression will amuse

                Such a group of 4 cars creates a common information space. Why 4? And because the speed of information exchange allows only 4. Maybe after modernization, they can increase the speed. Then the group will increase. This is not home WiFi. It is a highly secure communication channel with 9999 reliability. And no sacred numbers.
  7. Thrifty April 25 2020 09: 34 New
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    If they broke their "projector," so that there was no desire to "project" the power at our side negative negative
    1. novel66 April 25 2020 11: 28 New
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      so as in the movie
  8. hroft April 25 2020 09: 35 New
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    It’s real, to imagine this plane without wings and a tail looks like a coffin
  9. Azazelo April 25 2020 09: 39 New
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    Well, you need to say something ... that’s crowing ...
  10. A. Privalov April 25 2020 10: 20 New
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    What kind of base closure are we talking about?
    It is expected that by the end of 2021 the number of pilots in Ailson will almost double - from 1750 in 2019 to 3250 people. The wing now has eight qualified F-35 pilots and more than 90 accompanying, which is enough to accept the delivery of the first aircraft.

    To accommodate all of these new pilots, the Air Force will invest $ 500 million in dozens of construction projects in Eyelson, including new hangars, an F-35 flight simulator, ammunition depot, and a new school. Of the 41 military construction projects associated with the F-35 layout, 28 are completed.

    https://www.airforcemag.com/eielson-receives-pacafs-first-two-f-35s/
  11. knn54 April 25 2020 10: 34 New
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    Significant replenishment to the F-22.
    "He who holds Alaska will own the world."
    General Billy Mitchell, a legend of American aviation.
    1. mvg
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      He who holds Alaska will own the world

      Went away from Squirrel? For example, I am still looking for 40 ballistic missiles of 5 kT in Yasen, along with the Kyrgyz Republic in Ohio, in such quantity.
      PS: I suggest just plump, no comment. Formerly the military always amused me ... with intelligence
  12. rotmistr60 April 25 2020 10: 57 New
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    “Project power into the arctic region”
    As I understand it, they plan to “project” on Russia, but Russia is not a screen and not a plane, and the American “image” (projection) may get lost in the dense taiga of the Far East and Siberia. At the Pentagon, what’s not a statement is a masterpiece. Just the other day, an American general complained that Russian aircraft began to fly further into the neutral sky over the Pacific Ocean, which they (Americans) are very worried about. And the fact that American planes fly along the Russian borders is normal.
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    Action is equal to counteraction ... Concentration of military force in a certain place will provoke a response ... as a result, tension will increase, not decrease ...
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    If these devices are "projected", then this is an air defense system in Chukotka.
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    interesting .. belugas in the Arctic do not laugh ?? from such projection of force)
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      1. Pacifist with AK April 25 2020 18: 57 New
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        Stasik, you can hydehokh and neighing, you can .....
  16. Amateur April 25 2020 13: 15 New
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    F-35 aircraft in Alaska will allow you to project power

    Projection is not always unambiguously perceived. For example, in Hollywood.
    1. Crimean partisan 1974 April 25 2020 14: 14 New
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      Projection is not always unambiguously perceived .... what for an intimate movie ???? if it's not a secret.
      1. Amateur April 25 2020 14: 31 New
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        "Men in pantyhose" or the new Robin Hood
        1. Crimean partisan 1974 April 25 2020 14: 40 New
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          "Men in pantyhose" or the new Robin Hood .... Duc they say that Robin in trousers was also with arrows .... and then Oops. it doesn’t look like a bow at all, they seem to me to be shots not only replace world history but also their own
  17. Pacifist with AK April 25 2020 18: 55 New
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    Quote: Navat
    Well, yes, we have a scout, they have a spy. We can transfer our equipment to any region of Russia, friendly and not quite friendly countries, they are not allowed in their own country and in their allies. Our Su-57 is unique and unique in the world, their F-35 is a pregnant penguin and a child prodigy. Patriotism is wonderful, dull dullness and double standards are destructive for our country and our army.

    For your country and your army ?????? USA and US Army ?, may be?