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(Worthy News) - United States Air Force officials said the deployment would train alongside other nations' militaries, and support eastern European NATO members concerned over Russia's actions in eastern Ukraine.
"Russia's military activity in the Ukraine continues to be of great concern to us and to our European allies," Air Force Secretary Deborah James said.
"For the Air Force, an F-22 deployment is certainly on the strong side of the coin."
The move will allow F-22 pilots to gain more experience over European terrain, James said. [ Source ]
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F-22 fighter jets will be flown to Europe soon as part of the European Reassurance Initiative (ERI), US Air Force Secretary Deborah James confirmed this evening.
But British and American officials are remaining cagey about the exact date or location of the deployment, prompting speculation some of the jets could be based in the UK.
The Ministry of Defence refused to comment on foreign powers' military deployments and the US embassy in London was unavailable to provide a response.
The ERI was created in June last year by President Barack Obama to boost Nato's defences in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine. [ Source ]