This Infographic provides at least one interesting detail about the F-22 Raptor Mission in Europe

Sep 01 2015 - 20 Comments

Some facts about the inaugural Raptor deployment in Europe.

The U.S. Air Force has released an infographic with a collection of information about the F-22 Raptor at its first training deployment in Europe.

Even though it is quite simple, the image provides some useful information about the Rapid Raptor Package concept used to deploy the 5th Generation jet in any theater across the world in 24 hours: in particular, it states that a standard package is made of 4 F-22s, 1 C-17 and 60 supporting airmen. Not too much for the most advanced U.S. fighter plane currently in service.

Two of the four F-22s belonging to 95th FS are currently in Poland, for some training with the Polish Air Force and prove they can operate from former Warsaw Pact countries and airbases as well.

More base visits across eastern Europe are expected until the aircraft return to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, in mid September.

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F-22 infographic

 

  • Why don’t we just sell the poles more F-16’s and call it a day. They’d be glad to buy them

    • Poland just refurbished their Su-22s to keep them around presumably until they can find the money to buy some F-35s. Not sure they want more F-16s.

  • Rusty Shackleford

    Counter air defense systems = a new AGM-88 HARM/AARGM like missile

    • Jan Schmidt

      The new AGM-88E AARGM and AARGM-ER (with ramjet and double range) will be initially integrated onto the FA-18C/D, FA-18E/F, EA-18G, and Tornado ECR aircraft and later on the F-35. No data on F-22 capability on AGM-88 is available…

  • Johnny Ayoub

    Why do we need the F35

    • Uniform223

      Because there are only 185 F-22s… just one possible reason.

  • Sven

    Americans stirring it again, bastards.

    • NavySubNuke

      Yes, sending fighter jets on training missions is stirring it again while invading a sovereign country is just an exercise in peace, love, and harmony. Right……..

      • Bez

        Is that what invading Iraq was?

        • NavySubNuke

          No, Iraq was a military action approved by the UN security council. Though I can see why you and other paid Russian trolls get confused since the only thing a Russian likes more than vodka is being ruled by dictators and strongmen such as Czar Vlad the bare chested.
          I was actually talking about the Russian invasions of Georgia and Ukraine.

          • verloren

            Sure, we all remember the fairy tales about wmds, and yellow cake, blurted out at the UNSC…
            One must marvel at pindosi abilities of twisting logic, alas, utterly complete lack of, and distorting reality to fit ones purposes.

          • Bez

            But not talking about the Georgian war against Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Obviously.

        • Gio Pí

          no Iraq *was* a country before we laid some MERICAN JUSTIC down on them.

        • Pooter Bilbo

          Surely you aren’t dumb enough to imply Russia’s blatant land grab in Ukraine is the same as the US intervention in a country ruled by a dictator actively engaged in the genocide of his own people..

          • verloren

            The people voted in a referendum for rejoining their motherland.
            That is, of course, not permitted in pindostan.

          • Bez

            So America invading countries is good, but not if other countries do it?

          • Bez

            So invading other countries is fine when America does it, but not if other countries do it? Wow.

    • OG_Locc

      You’re welcome for your security, Sven.

  • Renato Dallarmi

    this must be the F22 week.

  • Yak

    Meanwhile, they have been spotted today over Estonia, along with A10s.

    https://twitter.com/estNATO/status/639731997355732992/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc^tfw