The US Air Force will soon be deploying its greatest concentration of fifth generation, supersonic and stealth combat fighters in the world in the Arctic based in Alaska, US Senator Dan Sullivan, who represents the state, told a Woodrow Wilson Center Polar Institute podcast.

“We will have over 150 fifth generation stealth supersonic fighters located in Alaska,” Sullivan said.

The senator pointed out that the force would be composed of both F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and F-22 Raptors.

Sullivan also said the development of Nome in Alaska as the first US deep sea port within the Arctic Circle would serve as a message to great power rivals such as Russia and China that the United States was seriously committed to projecting military power and protecting its interests in the Arctic Ocean.

Source: Sputnik

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Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-09-15 11:50

Surely part of the 200 that have been reserved for training since they will be impossible to upgrade for full operational status and that airframes won’t be able to sustain more than 2500 flight hours, it will allow to avoid crashes becoming known from the public, unlike the Eglin crash 4 days after the F-22 crash last spring!