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USA: first deployment of the F-35As in the Middle East
They will be sent to the UAE for troop support missions -DATASHEET
For the first time since the US Air Force's fifth-generation Lockheed Martin F-35A aircraft entered service, it was deployed at the Al Dhafra base in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In the Middle East the F-35 will use the support of the troops, in what was a task carried out so far with the F-22 Raptors who for years have been carrying out cover missions to the land forces that conduct operations...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency