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U.S. Air Force begins permanent deployment of fifth-generation F-35A fighters in Europe

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The United States Air Force has begun deploying fifth-generation F-35A fighters in Europe on a permanent basis. Earlier in Europe, there were only those American-made F-35 fighters that the Europeans acquired for their Air Force from the United States.


The first aircraft (four units) of the US Air Force, which will be based in Europe on a permanent basis, are stationed at the British Royal Air Force Lakenheath Air Force Base in the English county of Suffolk. At the same time, in Britain itself, the appearance of the F-35A of the American air force was decided to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the opening of this aviation base (started operating in 1941).

General Jeffrey Harrigian, Commander of the United States Air Force Europe and Africa:

Now our fifth generation fighters will be based in Europe on a permanent basis. This is an important step towards strengthening the partnership in the format of the North Atlantic Alliance.

It should be noted that the Lukenheath base for such a basing of the US Air Force F-35A was chosen back in 2015. This choice was influenced by its versatile infrastructure, as well as the presence of F-35 aircraft in the British Air Force.

General Harrigian:

Our coalition will be able to conduct training flights in the most dynamic possible theater of operations - where modern weapons are required. Our aircraft became part of the 495th Fighter Squadron, which has been called the Valkyries since 2020.

In total, the United States will send 24 new-generation fighters to the Lakenheath base. According to other sources - 27. At the same time, as noted by the commander of the US Air Force in Europe and Africa, subsequently the F-35A on a permanent basis will begin to be based on other airfields in Europe. Earlier it was reported that the Baltic countries are showing their particular interest in such basing.
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  1. Soldatov V.
    Soldatov V. 18 December 2021 10: 49
    +2
    What's the problem? One generation of aircraft replaces another. And we do not need to chew snot, but also at a normal pace to replace the SU-27 with the SU-57, no less than the United States. soldier
    1. Asad
      Asad 18 December 2021 11: 19
      +2
      700 pieces of SU 57? Even if one of ours is worth three “partners,” and then not soon!
      1. mitroha
        mitroha 18 December 2021 11: 24
        -10
        England is not Europe. Great Britain is an island. Scotland is only for Scots. Geography-subject. Saturday is a day off. All good!
        laughing
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      2. Doccor18
        Doccor18 18 December 2021 12: 06
        +11
        Quote: ASAD
        700 pieces of SU 57

        Fantasy ...
        If someday there will be a couple hundred, then this is just great.
        1. Dikson
          Dikson 18 December 2021 17: 29
          -3
          one hundred percent - it won't ..
      3. 3danimal
        3danimal 18 December 2021 15: 21
        -1
        and even then not soon!

        Over 100 years, with current possibilities ..
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    4. vaymag
      vaymag 19 December 2021 12: 19
      -2
      GENIUS thought. And how many of these su-57s?
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    1. alex neym_2
      alex neym_2 18 December 2021 11: 01
      -9
      So they themselves sit on the volcano - bang, it will not seem a little!
      1. Cat Alexandrovich
        Cat Alexandrovich 18 December 2021 11: 24
        +6
        Who are "they", on what volcano? Are you talking about Yellowstone? Or is it figurative about the volcano - BLM and so on? ..
        1. alex neym_2
          alex neym_2 18 December 2021 14: 27
          -6
          Of course about him - do mattress toppers have another, besides Yellowstone, such a large-scale one? Is it difficult for you - "minutes" to chew?
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 18 December 2021 10: 57
    +6
    U.S. Air Force begins permanent deployment of fifth-generation F-35A fighters in Europe
    ... It is clear that the infrastructure for provision, maintenance, new-generation technology will be expanded ... the process is underway.
    The question, what do they need here, can not be asked ... now it will be so.
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 18 December 2021 11: 07
      +8
      Quote: rocket757
      U.S. Air Force begins permanent deployment of fifth-generation F-35A fighters in Europe
      ... It is clear that the infrastructure for provision, maintenance, new-generation technology will be expanded ... the process is underway.
      The question, what do they need here, can not be asked ... now it will be so.

      Well, the time has come. The F-16s are leaving and the F-35s are coming. The usual process.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 18 December 2021 11: 14
        +1
        "penguin" was taught to fly ... it is no longer a question.
        It is already clear that the tactics of conducting air battles, for example, will change ... whoever does not understand this risks being late, or even losing, in the future ...
        It is necessary to maintain a balance both in quality and in quantity, of everything that flies or can oppose it.
        1. dreamshake
          dreamshake 18 December 2021 11: 48
          -11
          They are perfectly opposed by the S-300 and even the Su-30SM, as shown by the recently excellent interception of the Italian F-35.
      2. sabakina
        sabakina 18 December 2021 12: 56
        +2
        Quote: Aaron Zawi
        Quote: rocket757
        U.S. Air Force begins permanent deployment of fifth-generation F-35A fighters in Europe
        ... It is clear that the infrastructure for provision, maintenance, new-generation technology will be expanded ... the process is underway.
        The question, what do they need here, can not be asked ... now it will be so.

        Well, the time has come. The F-16s are leaving and the F-35s are coming. The usual process.

        Aron, you are against everything that is "against" you, but "for" that is against us. Did I understand you correctly?
        1. Aaron Zawi
          Aaron Zawi 18 December 2021 14: 28
          +3
          Quote: sabakina
          Quote: Aaron Zawi
          Quote: rocket757
          U.S. Air Force begins permanent deployment of fifth-generation F-35A fighters in Europe
          ... It is clear that the infrastructure for provision, maintenance, new-generation technology will be expanded ... the process is underway.
          The question, what do they need here, can not be asked ... now it will be so.

          Well, the time has come. The F-16s are leaving and the F-35s are coming. The usual process.

          Aron, you are against everything that is "against" you, but "for" that is against us. Did I understand you correctly?

          No. Me just excite only the problems of my country, I treat everything else that happens in the world as a detached observer.
    2. Crimean partisan 1974
      Crimean partisan 1974 18 December 2021 11: 18
      -6
      The question, what do they need here, can not be asked ... now it will be so.
      ... yes it doesn’t matter ....... the ancient B-52 and B-2 are much a hundred times dangerous, which, a hundred miles away, can shoot a cannonball even without being in the enemy's air defense zone (that is, us) ... but penguin .... on a shovel ... let them saturate .... a lot of service for koov will have to lie on the barrel
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 18 December 2021 11: 26
        +3
        In defense, there are no secondary positions ... one complements the other.
        1. Crimean partisan 1974
          Crimean partisan 1974 18 December 2021 11: 31
          -1
          one complements the other.
          ... and this is not disputed .... another issue in the content of technology ..... as an example, canada offered hornets (F-5) to the science about 18 years ago, but on the condition that the attendants will be at the expense of the vnau. ... the junta's fingers have lost their minds and as a result, then there will be nothing to steal from the embezzlement ... this is the policy
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 18 December 2021 11: 49
            +2
            We are trying to assess the military risks for our country ... everything that accompanies the militarization of the European countries and their satellites, that is, embezzlement, financial insolvency and the general mess in their ranks, these are the problems of their owner, even if his head hurts.
            1. Crimean partisan 1974
              Crimean partisan 1974 18 December 2021 12: 26
              -2
              We are trying to assess the military risks for our country.
              ...... only the Russian elite have risks ... and we have no risks as long as we have the Strategic Missile Forces and the Strategic Missile Forces, and indeed the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation ... so there is not much to evaluate ... especially the penguin
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 18 December 2021 13: 18
                +1
                Tomorrow, the day after tomorrow ... but life doesn't end there. I would like to leave to descendants a serious, reliable basis, and knowledge, an understanding of what is happening in the world and how.
                And different things happen, incl. the emergence of new weapons systems, which in some minds gives rise to the confidence / illusion that they can do anything and they will get nothing for it.
                Dangerous illusions appear regularly, it is also necessary to refute and dispel them regularly.
                1. 3danimal
                  3danimal 18 December 2021 15: 28
                  +3
                  that they can do whatever they want and they won't get anything for it.

                  Why extremes?
                  New weapons provide valuable benefits. Which you need to be able to use.
                  For example, stealth is extremely useful in combat beyond line of sight. Gives more chances for such an aircraft not to be hit / hit first.
                  1. Crimean partisan 1974
                    Crimean partisan 1974 18 December 2021 16: 01
                    -2
                    For example, stealth is extremely useful in combat beyond line of sight.
                    ..... nonsense is not worth carrying ... for example ... and what is the EPR of a thundercloud which is very easy to buy out with their mobile radar hunters for hurricanes and tornadoes ... the price of the detection issue for lightning and others is a signature ... and that's it
                    1. 3danimal
                      3danimal 18 December 2021 17: 32
                      +2
                      Again a stream of consciousness smile
                      https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Основное_уравнение_радиолокации

                      Reading the formula
                      Range radar with a passive response

                      Less RCS means less detection range.
                      Very useful in long-range missile combat.
                      1. Crimean partisan 1974
                        Crimean partisan 1974 18 December 2021 17: 43
                        -2
                        Less RCS means less detection range.
                        .... yes, it doesn't matter if the signature is included in the algorithms of detection systems, both in the IR range and in the radar, and in the water .... an acoustics, if there is a signature, can determine not only the carrier, but also the type of device released from it .. ... refute !!!! ... I doubt it
                      2. 3danimal
                        3danimal 18 December 2021 19: 39
                        +2
                        no matter if the signature is included in the algorithms of detection systems

                        I will probably say something completely new, but there is such a parameter as the minimum receiver sensitivity. The radar characteristics also indicate the minimum RCS of the target.
                        IR systems are much inferior to radars, including in terms of range (only 20-30 km in PPS and 40-60 in ZPS).
                        Have you tried using normal sentence construction? smile
                      3. Crimean partisan 1974
                        Crimean partisan 1974 18 December 2021 19: 44
                        -2
                        Have you tried using normal sentence construction?
                        ... yes, I tried it ... based on the A-50 ... but people thought it was stupid ... but in vain
                  2. rocket757
                    rocket757 18 December 2021 16: 30
                    +2
                    Add external infrastructure / reconnaissance systems to stealth, plus high-precision, long-range weapons ... this is already a serious argument in the dispute for superiority, it increases the chances of winning with less losses.
                    Simply building the entire strategy, at the expense of passive defense, is no longer possible ... it is necessary to build up appropriate, effective, strike systems.
                    Everything is as always, comprehensive, harmonious development and, of course, a real assessment of the enemy's striking power.
                    1. Crimean partisan 1974
                      Crimean partisan 1974 18 December 2021 20: 00
                      -1
                      harmonious development and, of course, a real assessment of the enemy's striking power.
                      ... yeah ... that's why striped ancient Hercules shoot with ancient harpoons and volumes ... damn it ... don't bother ..... distribution will only be TYAS and what has to do with the nuclear power plant ... and a hybrid ... yes, and Hercules will go ... and our Il-76
                      1. rocket757
                        rocket757 18 December 2021 20: 34
                        0
                        Stripes relaxed, stuck in the past, but only partially. With aviation, they succeed. Everyone else will have to catch up with them.
                        There are carriers, but they will make ammunition.
                        Oh, yes, they will also have to develop the intelligence / control infrastructure, control of the combat process ... in short, they have plans and do not say that they are not ral.
                        In general, there is a competition ... no one, in principle, took the lead, so that everything would be better than everyone else.
                      2. 3danimal
                        3danimal 19 December 2021 03: 53
                        +1
                        relaxed, stuck in the past, but only partially

                        Are you talking about Harpoons?
                        So they are quite enough when it comes to armament of strike aircraft wings. And produced very a lot (7500+ pieces).
                        They will buy the Swedish unobtrusive NSM and continue to produce quite advanced LRASMs (there are about 76 of them so far). request
                      3. rocket757
                        rocket757 19 December 2021 09: 18
                        0
                        Quote: 3danimal
                        Are you talking about Harpoons?

                        Judging by the statements of THEIR GENERALS, they have something to change and modernize.
                  3. rocket757
                    rocket757 18 December 2021 20: 46
                    0
                    Quote: 3danimal
                    New weapons provide valuable benefits. Which you need to be able to use

                    Fortunately, none of the strong opponents with advanced weapons systems are trying to cross the line ...
                    We can guess a lot about which is better, stealth or maneuverability, although by today's standards of organizing the support of the combat process, this is only part of everything ...
                    Only a real conflict can become a real test !!!
                    Better not, we will guess and compete in our fantasies, because you know, thoroughly, for sure, very few can and they will keep quiet, a military secret, however.
              2. Toucan
                Toucan 18 December 2021 16: 45
                +3
                Quote: Crimean partisan 1974
                only the Russian elite have risks ... and we have no risks as long as we have the Strategic Missile Forces and the Strategic Missile Forces and, in general, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation ... so there is not much to evaluate ... especially the penguin

                I take it you are a good friend of Bongo?
                It is strange that he did not explain the risks to you. request But he is not bad at our air defense and is one of the few professionals on the site.
                1. Crimean partisan 1974
                  Crimean partisan 1974 18 December 2021 17: 53
                  0
                  It is strange that he did not explain the risks to you
                  ..... he not only explained, but is quite categorical about stealth, and with all the respect for Sergey Vladimirovich, I disagree with him on this topic ... but I repeat, Bongo is a specialist .... but it wouldn’t have been if would people not delve into such serious questions based on what they know
                  1. Toucan
                    Toucan 19 December 2021 01: 25
                    +2
                    Quote: Crimean partisan 1974
                    he not only explained, but is quite categorical about stealth, and with all the respect for Sergei Vladimirovich, I disagree with him on this topic ... but I repeat, Bongo is a specialist ... but it wouldn’t have been if people hadn’t delved into such serious questions based on what they know

                    You explain yourself somehow chaotically ... request
                    Those. he explained to you as a specialist, but because of your deeper knowledge, do you disagree with him?
                    1. Crimean partisan 1974
                      Crimean partisan 1974 19 December 2021 15: 22
                      0
                      but you, due to your deeper knowledge,
                      ..... well, not knowledge, but cognition, things are somewhat different ... all the more, I mold it to gag and give arguments ... how do dryings appear near the lightning if it is hardly noticeable ... but for close combat lightning in pure losers ... and to strike from a distance, you can also produce ancient aircraft under the control of AWACS. with the same efficiency ... well, try to convince me ... Seryoga did not succeed
      2. novel66
        novel66 18 December 2021 11: 38
        +2
        a hundred miles away
        oh not for a hundred ... for a thousand sooner
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 18 December 2021 11: 54
          +6
          Hello Roman soldier
          An attempt to use vigorous arguments is leveled by a variant of the answer, i.e. will fly back the same.
          1. novel66
            novel66 18 December 2021 12: 16
            +3
            Victor, hi! hi no question, it is important who will be the first to have time
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 18 December 2021 13: 07
              +1
              That is why it does not fly because we are on guard, they keep their finger on the pulse and hold the button!
              Again, it is encouraging that the reconnaissance / control systems are working effectively and, in general, are being built up in all directions. And send the answer, everything is ready, on a combat platoon.
            2. 3danimal
              3danimal 18 December 2021 19: 58
              +1
              it is important who is the first to have time

              Most of the US nuclear weapons are on SSBNs, while Britain has everything. We have a smaller share of SSBNs, but there are also mobile ground-based systems.
              Everyone will succeed in the end.
              It is important to understand: the few survivors, trying to find relatives under the ruins, looking for food and medicine, will not care at all that somewhere overseas someone is in a similar position.
              And paradise is just a fairy tale from the dark ages ..
        2. Crimean partisan 1974
          Crimean partisan 1974 18 December 2021 11: 59
          -5
          oh not for a hundred ... for a thousand sooner
          ..... this is so .. to laugh .... then count from the bases in the Crimea what will be the distance to the members here ... well, and then what is on the tyshshu ... so this is generally the norm
          1. novel66
            novel66 18 December 2021 12: 17
            +2
            even closer from Königsberg
    3. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 18 December 2021 12: 02
      0
      Quote: rocket757
      The question, what do they need here, can not be asked ... now it will be so.
      .

      in the most dynamic likely theater of operations

      Each patriotism understands in its own way. In Europe, probably, there is some kind of special understanding, which, due to my dullness, is inaccessible to me.

      For example, it would be unpleasant for me if some outsider, hung with toys like a Christmas tree with a weapon, called my Motherland "the most dynamic likely theater of military operations."

      A little more, and the Americans will call the places where they deploy their weapons, to be honest - what they really are. "Target for a retaliatory nuclear strike". And Europe will not be offended, swallow ... Ugh, "Deep Throat", damn it ... Disgusting for them ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 18 December 2021 13: 13
        +1
        Nobody "kicked" the Gayropeans for a long time, so it would be very painful ...
        The generation that remembered is coming to an end, and the present one lives in an illusory world in which it is warm and cozy, and, besides, many believe, for some reason, that in life, as in computer shooters, there are buttons "restart, stop and save" ... to treat such people only radically.
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 18 December 2021 17: 11
          -1
          Quote: rocket757
          the present, lives in an illusory world, in which it is warm and comfortable

          Let's see in a month and a half at their warmth and comfort. Their winter has not really begun yet.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 18 December 2021 17: 21
            +2
            Just like everywhere else ... it is mainly ordinary people who suffer.
            Even industrialists, forced to cut production due to the high cost of resources, lose only part of their money, but they are not the last ones, this is a fact.
            Politicians and officials suffer, only in words ...
            The majority knows / understands this and still chose those who declared quite definite goals, next to which, the personal well-being of a personal voter was not even close ... and what, whom did they choose? Those who will lead them to costs, and even poverty. Didn't they know this, didn't they understand ???
            If we admit that the voter was duped, deceived, then what prevents them from continuing this further ???
            That is why I propose to consider that the deterioration of relations with the entire "progressive" world is FOR A LONG TIME !!!
            This will give you the opportunity to build your plans more realistically, and not harbor the illusion that everything will work out and right now there, around the corner.
            We have our own tasks, and let them go crazy the way they want, we are not a doctor for them.
            1. Zoldat_A
              Zoldat_A 18 December 2021 17: 41
              0
              Quote: rocket757
              will give you the opportunity to build your plans more realistically, and not harbor the illusion that everything will work out and right now there, around the corner.

              We thought so in the 90s. And that's not all. It turned out that around the corner there was a man with a dusty bag, who was just waiting to fill it with this bag.
              Quote: rocket757
              Just like everywhere else ... it is mainly ordinary people who suffer.

              You know, Victor, but for some reason I do not feel sorry for ordinary people. I here once said that there are no desperate situations. There are either desperate or lazy people. I am neither one nor the other. Therefore, I, for example, do not whine about utility tariffs, food prices, etc. I will earn a decent life for my family - no matter how much gas, gasoline and sausage cost. And without this I measure my whole life not in rubles or hours, but in results. Therefore, someone likes to "suffer" - let them "suffer". I'll just work harder and better. As usual. Then there will be enough money for everything, and you will not have to "suffer". I don’t take loans in principle, only advance payments. I do not violate any SNiP and, moreover, the law, I pay taxes. So who can prevent me from relying only on myself and living by my own labor?

              And a little more about "pity". I don’t believe in God myself, my father didn’t believe. but he inherited a couple of churches, which enthusiasts are restoring from warehouses and from mechanical workshops in the villages. Here I give them money. You should have seen how elegant, like brides, the grannies were when the new main dome was mounted in the village!
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 18 December 2021 17: 52
                +1
                Everything in life is not easy and simple.
                Lazy people, whiners, no one in general likes that and do not intend to support them, BUT, there is a category of our people whom we are obliged to help, ourselves, through the "servants of the people" ... there are a lot of them! We will not become a normal society, a state, if we don’t take care of them.
                At the expense of religion, temples, faith .... if temples, as our historical heritage, have a valuable, important thing, then everything else is not interesting to me. If people need it, let them choose what they need ...
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  5. fa2998
    fa2998 18 December 2021 11: 13
    +8
    While we are waiting for the "no analogues" Su-57 with the "correct" engine, and even with "no analogues" Shah and Mate will slowly beat us to several hundred "bad" Penguins. I think the strategy is wrong, reminds T-6 "Tiger" against T-34. Mass 34 still defeated the miracle technology from the Wehrmacht. hi
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 18 December 2021 11: 27
      +2
      Quote: fa2998
      Mass 34 still defeated the miracle technology from the Wehrmacht.

      When the United States does not drive the Durka from the wunderwaffe, they adhere to this logic. As if Shermans were produced about the same as the T-34 + T-34-85.
    2. dreamshake
      dreamshake 18 December 2021 11: 34
      -15
      1) Does the Su-57 have analogues?

      2) Can you google the footage of intercepting the "super-invisible" F-35 with an ordinary Su-30SM?)

      3) If you are so worried about the state of affairs in the defense industry, go to the Ministry of Defense and design bureaus with rationalization proposals, beat the thresholds of factories lol
      1. Crimean partisan 1974
        Crimean partisan 1974 18 December 2021 11: 46
        -10
        1) Does the Su-57 have analogues?
        .... no .. and in the near future there will be no ... well, maybe the Xiaoping people will be able to ... but it is unlikely
      2. 3danimal
        3danimal 18 December 2021 20: 05
        +2
        Can you google the footage of intercepting the "super invisible" F-35 with an ordinary Su-30SM?)

        Was he really "invisible"? (There is no invisibility, there is stealth)
        Have you heard of Luneberg Lenses? Used in peacetime on stealth aircraft.
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  6. askort154
    askort154 18 December 2021 11: 38
    -1
    This is one of the indicators why England left the EU. Sooner or later, the time will come when Old Europe wakes up and realizes that it is "nobody", and begins to create its own army, as already stated by France and Germany.
    Therefore, the Anglo-Saxons are working proactively, as always. They have lost the Mediterranean - Russia has already entered it for a long time. Now they will defend their "steadfastness" in the regions remaining under their control, creating two hotbeds of tension - Ukraine and Taiwan. Thus, tying Europe to the Russian "aggression", and the APR countries to the "Chinese" one. But they themselves understand that they will not be able to cope with this, so they only bluff, bringing the media and their own
    "sixes" to hysteria. And the United States has one reliable foothold in Europe - England. They themselves do not trust the "Russophobes" dangling as if in an ice-hole. They were loyal to Hitler,
    then Stalin, now "Uncle Sam". How can you strategically bet on such a flock of hyenas?
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 18 December 2021 12: 09
      0
      Quote: askort154
      This is one of the indicators why England left the EU. Sooner or later, the time will come when Old Europe wakes up and realizes that it is "nobody", and begins to create its own army, as already stated by France and Germany.

      They won't. Or they will persuade, or they will force. The second is more likely, because, being a bandit state, America sacredly honors the commandment of one of its "most worthy" sons
      "A good word and a gun can do much more than just a kind word." (c) Al Capone.
      1. askort154
        askort154 18 December 2021 13: 55
        +1
        Zoldat_A ... They won't. Or they will persuade, or they will force. The second is more likely, because, being a bandit state, America sacredly honors the commandment of one of its "most worthy" sons

        Yes, it was real in a pronounced confrontation between the two systems. Today, during the period of economic globalization, political views are no longer in vogue. Therefore, everything will depend on economic coalitions. And if the Anglo-Saxons continue to behave with Europe, as now with the SP-2, then they will have the same "success" as in Afghanistan, since the financiers follow the politicians as long as it brings them profit. And in the hands of the financiers, not only politicians, but also the military, to whom they may not even sell the Colt. Europe will now "freeze" in anticipation of a showdown between the US - Russia and China. Now it was Europe's turn to sit in a tree and watch the tigers fight.
        I mean the old Europe, not the skunks of the "Youngonatists". hi
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 18 December 2021 17: 02
          0
          Quote: askort154
          I mean the old Europe, not the skunks of the "Youngonatists".

          The paradox is that the former yell less, but they rule everyone. The second are already choked with barking - and all to the wind. Like lapdogs (a purely subjective opinion - the most useless, stupid and therefore vicious breed).
  7. dreamshake
    dreamshake 18 December 2021 11: 56
    -10
    Now the main task of the Pentagon will be to sell the existing F-35s as soon as possible, since in fact a few days ago an end was put on the "stealth" of this aircraft by the Russian Su-30SM. Against this background, we will see a decline in the price of it and shove it wherever possible.

    In the skies over the Baltic, the fifth generation "invisible" was seen and fixed as a target, after which the fourth generation Su-30SM approached him. All this is happening against the backdrop of a scandal in the United States, where the Pentagon itself makes the difficult decision to abandon further purchases of the F-35.
    1. Freemason Mason
      Freemason Mason 18 December 2021 12: 33
      +8
      Times change, first you were DreamCatcher, then Runner2022, now Dreamshake, how many accounts you had before and how many will be after, I don't know. Only your alternative talent remains unchanged because of which you, despite dozens of articles and comments, will not understand in any way:
      1) there are no invisible aircraft, just in a real battle the F-35 will see the Su-30 for 100 km, and that one will only see it in 20 km. for those with iq higher than that of chimpanzees.
      2) in non-war time, F-35s fly on duty with Luneberg lenses installed, which makes them more visible to others.
      1. dreamshake
        dreamshake 18 December 2021 12: 51
        -9
        Pfft..chel, I’m somehow not to blame for the fact that in the admin panel of the site from the local duty Russophobes in the process of not accepting difficult (for them) information, there are many complaints-snot-moans laughing
  8. Ros 56
    Ros 56 18 December 2021 13: 40
    -6
    Really gayropeans do not buy that they have to base their own planes or have no faith in allies ??? fellow wassat
  9. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 18 December 2021 13: 42
    +10
    In total, the Americans plan to deploy 450 F-35 aircraft of their Air Force.
    at 8 NATO bases in Europe.
    This is not counting the European F-35 NATO and squadrons of Finland and Switzerland.
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 18 December 2021 14: 26
      +7
      Quote: voyaka uh
      In total, the Americans plan to deploy 450 F-35 aircraft of their Air Force.

      The European NATO countries have ~ 1500 generation 4/5 fighters. The United States will keep more than just the F-35. Accordingly, NATO has approximately 2000 ~ 2200 fighters in the European theater of operations. Against ours 500 ~ 700. It's sad.
      1. Dikson
        Dikson 18 December 2021 17: 33
        +1
        About that and speech .. otherwise here some people are trying to recognize it as "just replacing obsolete smolёt" ..
  10. CommanderDIVA
    CommanderDIVA 18 December 2021 14: 27
    +2
    A massive aviation fist is being created in Europe to implement the concept of a single global strike on Russia, we just have to continue to improve our air defense system
  11. Konstantin Pekhlivanov
    Konstantin Pekhlivanov 18 December 2021 14: 58
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    So will this be Squadron 15 at Lakenheath, or will one be swapping F-35s for F-XNUMXs?
    1. Konstantin Pekhlivanov
      Konstantin Pekhlivanov 18 December 2021 15: 15
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      The fourth will be, the 495th will be restored.
  12. NUR
    NUR 18 December 2021 15: 11
    +2
    There is something to post, so they do.
  13. the finish
    the finish 18 December 2021 23: 05
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    Jeffrey Lee Harrigian (born 1962) is a "four-star" general of the US Air Force [1] and commander of the US Air Force in Europe and the African Air Force [2]. At the same time, he is the commander of the Allied Air Command and the director of the Joint Aviation and Energy Competence Center.
    Previously, he served as Deputy Commander and Commander, United States Air Force Central Command.
    He grew up in Sparks, Nevada, where he graduated from the US Air Force Academy with a degree in International Relations.

    Jeffrey Harrigian is a descendant of survivors of the 1915 Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire.
  14. km-21
    km-21 19 December 2021 10: 03
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    It should be understood that NATO is waging a hybrid war against Russia, in which the hot phase will be only the final chord, before which Russia will slowly but inevitably be strangled with relatively cold methods. And if Russia does not in the near future reverse this process in its favor, then very soon it will become irreversible. Therefore, if we want to stay alive, it is necessary to urgently transfer the country to a military track to ensure security. And the most priority task should be considered the restoration of control over the territories of the former USSR, at least in the Western direction. And it’s time to finally stop baseless complacency, Baseless self-confidence and hatred. The nuclear arsenal does not save one from irresponsibility, sloppiness, outright sabotage and theft. If order and discipline are not established in the country, it will fall apart by itself, and the West will only have to give it a little push.
  15. Siberian54
    Siberian54 20 December 2021 07: 46
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    Both sides of the Russian Federation and the United States are hastily preparing for negotiations on mutual security from a position of strength .. There will be no breakthrough (well, except for propaganda) agreements in the United States forgot the lessons of Hiroshima in the Russian Federation the lessons of 1941-1945 .. The moneybags of our country require military-political cover its economic expansion (again a banal redistribution of the planet's market)