The United States will transfer to the Russian borders stealth fighter-bombers F-35A. It is reported by CNN citing an unnamed us official.
According to him, the latest machine “in the coming days” will fly to Estonia with the NATO airbase in the UK. The part of fighters will also be available in Romania. The deployment of the F-35A in Europe takes place in the framework of the program running after the annexation of Crimea to Russia, said the interlocutor of the channel.
Estonian public broadcasting (ERR) clarifies that the F-35 Lighting II will arrive in the country on Tuesday, April 25. According to information ERR, the aircraft will stay in Estonia for a few weeks, during which will conduct training flights with the air force of the allies.
Last week the Pentagon announced that the United States will send to Europe several multifunctional fighter-bombers F-35A Lightning II for the planned exercises. The Minister also noted that in early 2020-ies of Washington plans to deploy these fighters in Europe on a permanent basis.
F-35 Lightning II is a family of multifunctional stealth fighter-bombers of the fifth generation, developed by the American company Lockheed Martin. Equipped with a broad range of weapons, including nuclear-capable bombs.