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USA transfers part of F-16 fighters from Germany to Italy

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USA transfers part of F-16 fighters from Germany to Italy

US will withdraw some aviation from Germany as part of the planned withdrawal. According to DefenseNews, we are talking about F-16 fighters, which will be relocated to Italy.


According to the publication, the 480th squadron, based at the Spangdahl airbase in western Germany, will be redeployed to the north of Italy at the Aviano airbase. She will join two US Air Force squadrons stationed there - 555th and 510th. All these squadrons are armed with F-16 fighters.

According to the head of the Pentagon Mark Esper, the transfer of F-16s closer to the Black Sea region will allow NATO to conduct effective deployment on the southeastern flank of the alliance.

At the same time, the freed up capacity of the Spangdahl airbase in Germany will be used as a backup site for the rapid deployment of NATO aircraft if necessary. Also, the United States is not going to leave Ramstein Airbase, which serves not only as a home base for aviation and rapid reaction forces, but also as a logistics hub for US troops in Europe and a command center.

In a future war with a technologically advanced country such as Russia or China, the US Air Force reckons that the best way to ensure the survivability of aircraft is to distribute it across multiple locations.

- writes the edition.
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 15 August 2020 11: 10
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    According to the head of the Pentagon Mark Esper, the transfer of F-16s closer to the Black Sea region will allow NATO to conduct effective deployment on the southeastern flank of the alliance.
    fool Regarding Germany, one can agree, just a little bit and the Black Sea. As for the southeastern flank, there is Turkey. Ah forgot, then you to the adjutant. fool
    1. Alkonavt
      Alkonavt 15 August 2020 11: 35
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      Most likely because of the conflict between Turkey and Greece .. (there was something with the battering rams there was an incident) Erdogan gets out of the control of the US and NATO and hangs around with the Russians (S-400, etc.) Will they be punished?
      Well, let them butt .. We have problems with Belarus! We decide for now ..
  2. iouris
    iouris 15 August 2020 11: 16
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    In the future (highlikely) inevitable war ...
  3. Observer2014
    Observer2014 15 August 2020 11: 22
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    The United States will withdraw part of its aviation from Germany as part of the planned withdrawal. According to DefenseNews, we are talking about F-16 fighters, which will be relocated to Italy.
    Strengthening NATO South? Greece -Turkey and all that? yes
    Or Trump is not ours, but a Deutsche patriot? No.
    According to the head of the Pentagon Mark Esper, the transfer of F-16s closer to the Black Sea region will allow NATO to conduct effective deployment on the southeastern flank of the alliance.
    recourse Let's look at the map.

    And what do we see? But it converges. "Damn it." A good tactical move. In Germany, right in the center of NATO, consider them superfluous. But on the southern flank, they are just the way. And with this one move they will cover a lot of questions.
  4. Prisoner
    Prisoner 15 August 2020 11: 31
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    And How? Did Italians come out with US flags as a token of gratitude? Crimea in this case is our everything. It is not for nothing that these "partners" are twisted into a spiral by phantom pains. sad ps The spouse, daughter and granddaughter waved to the city for a shopping tour, and we mixed Italian spaghetti with Russian "horseradish", army pork (almost army) stew and bastard. "Vku-u-u-u-us spisfic!" - as the unforgettable Arkady Isaakovich Raikin once said. Especially after half a glass of cognac drunk in one gulp (may blood gourmets forgive me). Down with wars, cooking of all countries, unite! laughing .
    1. Liam
      Liam 15 August 2020 11: 34
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      Quote: Captive
      , and we mixed Italian spaghetti with Russian "crap",

      Are you violating the sanctions regime?
      1. Prisoner
        Prisoner 15 August 2020 11: 44
        0
        laughing So after a glass of cognac, the devil is not a brother. laughing
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 15 August 2020 11: 33
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    In a future war with a technologically advanced country like Russia or China ...
    According to DefenseNews (as they say to the competent), they are still going to fight. Expect to sit out overseas while waging a war in Europe? It will not work out like that, as much as I would not like. The brains are completely melted and the sense of self-preservation is completely lost.
  6. Prisoner
    Prisoner 15 August 2020 11: 55
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    These ass ... people are sending fighters to Italy, and we have begun to produce a vaccine against the corona. That's how we live. EPRST!
  7. Andobor
    Andobor 15 August 2020 11: 57
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    Yes, Venezuela still needs to be covered, otherwise Putin will introduce - the United States will be unbearably hurt.
  8. iouris
    iouris 15 August 2020 12: 44
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    In the Mediterranean Sea, gas cannot be divided without the United States. This is the inland sea of ​​the USA: learn geography.
  9. Wolf
    Wolf 15 August 2020 12: 47
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    From Avian, they can attack the Balkans, Serbiu and give the vassals in Rumunia, Bulgaria, Croatia, etc. Strengthen the southeast flank. Germany already 2nd echelon, they moved to the East by 1.000 km. Therefore, it is PROHIBITED for Serbia to buy air defense systems, there is no sense for S400, S300 but even Chinese FC 3 (NK 22). New news that Serbia will not buy air defense FC 3 od China!
  10. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 15 August 2020 13: 07
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    the best way to ensure the survivability of aircraft is to distribute it over many locations of operations

    Which contradicts the same article, which says:
    480th Squadron, based at Spangdahlem airbase in western Germany, will be redeployed to northern Italy at Aviano airbase. It will join stationed there two squadrons of the US Air Force - 555th and 510th.
  11. Cats
    Cats 15 August 2020 18: 28
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    "In a future war with a technologically advanced country such as Russia or China, the US Air Force reckons that the best way to ensure the survivability of aircraft is to distribute it across multiple locations."

    - writes the edition.

    Interesting opus, laughing from which it follows that the Americans expect that the number of their airfields will exceed the number of our missiles. fool