US Air Force flies F-35 to Alaska, but Russia has ready answer


The Pentagon strengthens its air group in Alaska and flips its stealth F-35 Lightning II fighter bomber there to support the F-22 Raptor located there. It is reported by the American edition of Military Watch. However, Russia is already ready to answer the US move.


On April 21, 2020, the US Air Force deployed its first two F-35A aircraft in Alaska on an ongoing basis. They are based at the Ailson Air Force Base, approximately 42 km southeast of the city of Fairbanks (Fairbanks).

Due to the proximity of Alaska to Russia, there is an elite of the US Air Force - F-22 fighters. Now they are joined by F-35A, which are designed to overcome enemy air defenses and strike on the ground.

These two types of aircraft greatly complement each other, and Alaska will become a region where they will both be deployed in significant numbers. It is expected that at the indicated air base there will be 52 units of F-35 Lightning II by the end of 2022.

Meanwhile, the newspaper "News" reported that the latest radar stations "Sky-M" and "Podlet", reinforced by the automatic control system (ACS) "Foundation-M", will cover the sky in the Russian Far East.

According to the Russian edition, the corresponding technique already entered one of the brigades of the region. It is specified that "Sky-M" discovers various targets, including inconspicuous ones, at ranges of up to 1 thousand km. If the stations are located in Chukotka, they will be able to cover a significant territory of American Alaska.

Until 2021, the Russian military department wants to supply at least 20 Sky-M units to the radio engineering troops. So the American stealth fighter F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II will not go unnoticed.
Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Bulanov Offline
    Bulanov (Vladimir) April 26 2020 12: 48
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    Probably, the United States wants to cover up its weather installation Harp in Alaska, as they have conceived a new impact with its help on Russia. But from satellites everything can be measured.
  2. 123 Offline
    123 (123) April 26 2020 13: 50
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    The deployment of F-22 and F-35 in Alaska is more likely “show-offs”, an attempt to show their technological superiority, to justify the benefits of developing new aircraft. Say, look, we collected our best aviation in Alaska, as soon as Putin’s evil hordes climb over our walruses and seals, we will show them.
    The population of Chukotka is 50 people. Probably, more American pilots were gathered in Alaska.
    Interesting, comrade Glazkov already retired?

    1. Alexander Semenov (Alexander Semenov) April 26 2020 14: 20
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      These are not show-offs, but technological superiority !! Correctly said! Bravo!
      1. 123 Offline
        123 (123) April 26 2020 14: 25
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        These are not show-offs, but technological superiority !! Correctly said! Bravo!

        The quote is not complete no

        attempt show your technological superiority.

        - these are different things. But I did not expect anything else from you. yes Take two words out of context and shout out louder, this is your maximum. You are not capable of more. request In general, the "deflection" is not counted, you can not approach the checkout. laughing
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      3. Conn Offline
        Conn (Conn) April 26 2020 21: 55
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        This is an imaginary "superiority", the dreams of the "psakoboobraznyh" and their lackeys, like you, Samyon!
      4. sgrabik Offline
        sgrabik (Sergei) April 27 2020 16: 48
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        Only in what place is this superiority? Something is not particularly noticeable to him, I don’t think that in case of conflict all these planes from Alaska will be able to stay in the air for a long time.
    2. cmonman Offline
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) April 27 2020 00: 26
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      “Attempt”, “attempts”, “strained”, “visibility”, “show off”, etc. - these words are from the jargon of TASS (or Kukryniksy) of the times of the USSR regarding any Amer action (or bunch). The Americans just do what they see fit for themselves - F-35 airplanes are there for a long time, regardless of whether they are visible with locators or not. And they spit deep - an elephant against a pug, you understand ...
      123, if it’s interesting to do statistics, then look how many headings of articles in the Reporter with the words “the Americans did this and that, and we already have an answer!” Doesn't it remind you of teasers from childhood? laughing
      1. 123 Offline
        123 (123) April 27 2020 01: 14
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        “Attempt”, “attempts”, “strained”, “visibility”, “show off”, etc. - these words are from the jargon of TASS (or Kukryniksy) of the times of the USSR regarding any Amer action (or bunch)

        I doubt that TASS used such a vocabulary. And the Kukryniksy are already musicians, the youth probably do not know what such artists were.



        The Americans just do what they see fit for themselves - F-35 airplanes are there for a long time, regardless of whether they are visible with locators or not.

        Well for a long time so long, a flag in their nozzle. Once more use was not found than the number of seals counted.

        And they spit deep - an elephant against a pug, you understand ...

        The comparison is not entirely successful, elephants do not fly. And so, in principle, spit everyone, let them fly over Alaska, try further, Chukotka will become a leader in the export of aluminum.

        if you're interested in statistics, then look at how many article headings in the Reporter say, “Americans did this and that, and we already have an answer!” Doesn't it remind you of teasers from childhood?

        To be honest, it’s not interesting, probably no more than “everything was lost”, “Gazprom forced”, “American sanctions will finish us.” In fact, the entire press is engaged in such teasers.
      2. sgrabik Offline
        sgrabik (Sergei) April 27 2020 16: 57
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        You can do anything you want, but this does not mean that all these actions are truly justified and effective. In any case, no matter what happens, but the Americans are always aware that any conflict with Russia is fraught with the very existence of the United States. There simply isn’t and there can’t be any other options, only sheer fools do not understand this and hope that in a nuclear conflict it is possible to win and survive !!!
    3. cmonman Offline
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) April 27 2020 23: 48
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      ... show your technological superiority ....

      123, you have very good English, and you are probably reading news from the USA.
      Americans never (from the word Never) exhibited their superiority (pride) in the first one, which became commonplace (or the property of all mankind). This is ridiculous - your statement about the deployment of the F-35 for the sake of "showing technological superiority." This is “not for the sake of”, it is simply “technological superiority,” as one of the participants noted, and not a “show” show. It’s like “what we have, we landed” in Alaska.
      By the way, take an interest in the characteristics of Russian systems from the article. The fact is that to see a little, one must still be able to direct the missile at the target. And not every data transfer allows you to do this.
      But if you do not find anything, then do not hesitate - the Russian systems see everything, they all direct, they all bring down and everything is polluted by electronic warfare.
      So the FU-35 is just a cut.
      1. 123 Offline
        123 (123) April 28 2020 01: 54
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        Americans never (from the word Never) exhibited their superiority (pride) in the first one, which became commonplace (or the property of all mankind).

        I would not talk about it so confidently. no Doesn't America already consider aircraft carriers its pride and embodiment of power? Hammer in the search for "100 tons of international diplomacy." yes As for the everyday life or commons of mankind, the F-35 has not become either one or the other. In the armies of other countries, he is still exotic, and not a "workhorse", in general, too expensive a toy. Even for its Marine Corps, the United States is reducing purchases, as part of the reform, the number of F-35s in squadrons will be reduced from 18 to 10 with the phrase "to simplify management" (perhaps not verbatim, wrote from memory).

        This is ridiculous - your statement about the deployment of the F-35 for the sake of "showing technological superiority."

        Yes, this is not entirely true, perhaps I did not quite express myself exactly. There is a bit of irony, obviously, it turned out unsuccessfully, the meaning is distorted. yes
        If we approach the issue more seriously, then the deployment of fighters in Alaska must be considered in the aggregate of events. This is an aggravation of the confrontation in the Pacific Ocean with China, Russia is more likely to support China, because interests coincide. This is expressed in the “butting” of two fleets off the Spartley Islands, and so, by the way, our two corvettes were side by side. Training exercises with landing assault on Okinawa, with simultaneous (response) exercises of the Pacific Fleet, the V-1 Lancer flight near Sakhalin, another bomber, if I am not mistaken, the B-52 flew right up to Kamchatka.
        Why the confrontation escalated is a slightly different question; rather, the economy, I think, is a separate issue.
        As for the deployment of the F-35 in Alaska, what they can really threaten is Vilyuchinsk (the base of submarines) and, in fact, the Bering Strait itself. In Chukotka itself, I don’t remember anything worthy of attention. This is not an Ural industrial region. Why now? I believe that this very aggravation with China is hinting at the possibility of "blocking oxygen", depriving of access to the Northern Sea Route and Russia's "response" for helping China, including in organizing missile defense. The base on Guam fell into the affected area, the planes were removed, and in retaliation they aimed at Russian bases. Something like this, without minor details. hi

        This is “not for the sake of”, it is simply “technological superiority,” as one of the participants noted, and not a “show” show. It’s like “what we have, we landed” in Alaska.

        I doubt that there is this superiority; it’s stupid to eat up on invisibility. I think you don’t need to remind about the Serbs and the F-117? Air defense is equipped with radars operating in different ranges. Video example:



        By the way, they mentioned the new American anti-aircraft complex, what did you do there? What is the name of?

        By the way, take an interest in the characteristics of Russian systems from the article. The fact is that to see a little, one must still be able to direct the missile at the target. And not every data transfer allows you to do this.

        The article refers to control systems, they serve to detect and transmit information for further withdrawal to the fighter interception area. S-300 and S-400 work with their own radars, they do not need any target designation.

        But if you do not find anything, then do not hesitate - the Russian systems see everything, they all direct, they all bring down and everything is polluted by electronic warfare.
        So the FU-35 is just a cut.

        Not everyone thinks so. no I did not have to go far for a quote; a fresh article appeared on the site. yes

        The Su-35 is a good aircraft, and demonstrating its fighting qualities is a good way to show it to the whole world.

        Frank Gorenk, former commander of the US Air Force in Europe. I think he understands a little about aviation. yes Or not. smile But then the question arises, who do you trust in command of aviation? winked
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 26 2020 15: 12
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    Uh ... do planes fly from Alaska ??? About this not a word in the essay about the insidious amers.

    And in December 18, off the coast of the Far East, a meteor shot at 6 Hiroshim (like the Tunguska) at sea. And "our old answer" is not like the F-35, but I didn’t notice the nuclear broads .... So, it's time to post something ... you look at it and take a look.
  4. aleksandrmakedo Offline
    aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) April 26 2020 19: 34
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    Quote: Alexander Semenov
    These are not show-offs, but technological superiority !! Correctly said! Bravo!

    Who will these invisibles hang out with? If there is a big fight, which, of course, we will not start, they will remain all, the pack, dying from a blow by Sarmat. And for a small party, they are redundant there. Arctic foxes and with small caliber can be hunted.
    1. sgrabik Offline
      sgrabik (Sergei) April 27 2020 17: 08
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      Here, Sarmat is not necessary. A few M Iskanders in nuclear equipment will be quite enough, given that it is practically impossible to intercept these missiles with the American Patriots, and the KVO of the new Iskander M OTRK missiles does not exceed three meters, then a multiple missile attack will be enough to leave almost nothing from this air base.
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    1. 123 Offline
      123 (123) April 26 2020 21: 51
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      I doubt that this is one and the same person, but the photo there is really epic.
      There is one more argument against it, there is no way to get accustomed to such views; you would have drowned your own in a fountain long ago. yes
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      Ruslan V (Ruslan V) April 26 2020 21: 52
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      Yes, this is a company of Ukrainian cyber troops near Vinnitsa, an Amer project.
      1. Alexander Semenov (Alexander Semenov) April 26 2020 22: 02
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        And what have you been looking for so long ..
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  9. aleksandrmakedo Offline
    aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) April 27 2020 18: 09
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    Quote: sgrabik
    Here, Sarmat is not necessary. A few M Iskanders in nuclear equipment will be quite enough, given that it is practically impossible to intercept these missiles with the American Patriots, and the KVO of the new Iskander M OTRK missiles does not exceed three meters, then a multiple missile attack will be enough to leave almost nothing from this air base.

    I approve your plan.