F-35s are deployed in the border areas with Russia


On April 30, 2021, the F-35A fighter-bombers of the 13th Air Group of the Italian Air Force arrived for the first time at the Amari airbase in the Estonian district of Harju County. They must replace, on a rotation basis, which occurs every 4 months, the Eurofighter Typhoon of the German Air Force, starting duty in the skies of Estonia. Eesti Rahvusringhääling has informed the public about this.


Estonian Air Force Commander Brigadier General Rauno Sirk (in office since July 2019) said that the fifth generation aircraft patrolling the country's airspace should seriously strengthen the capabilities of the air defense system.

The ceremonial rotation of the "Baltic Mission" is to take place on May 3. It will be attended by Estonian Defense Minister Kalle Laanet and Italian Deputy Defense Minister Giorgio Mule.

It is noted that the last time Italian aviation was in the Baltic country in 2018. In addition to round-the-clock protection of the sky, with the possible interception of air targets or their accompaniment, various training flights will also be carried out.

At the same time, Estonian journalists with frank pathos clarified that the indicated F-35A is "a product of the most expensive weapons program in the history of mankind." They emphasized that these are stealth and multifunctional aircraft, "capable of performing the role of fighter, reconnaissance and strike at ground and sea targets."

Note that the air forces of NATO members have been patrolling the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) since March 2004. Taking into account the ongoing rearmament of the aviation of many Alliance states, one should expect the appearance and deployment of expensive new generation American aircraft on the territories bordering Russia.
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  1. Dear sofa expert. 1 May 2021 21: 22
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    F-35s are deployed in the border areas with Russia

    In the border areas?

    Cleverly.

    Within direct reach of artillery.

    The first pair of course will have time to take off, but they will have nowhere to land.
    1. must have time to fill up BEFORE takeoff!
  2. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 1 May 2021 21: 33
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    Does anyone know why Estonians need all this at all?
    1. Dear sofa expert. 1 May 2021 21: 59
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      Does anyone know why Estonians need all this at all?

      You are the first to ask them about it.)
      1. no one asks such a trash
  3. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 1 May 2021 21: 36
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    This is only a joy for Russia. You can safely test various radars, unless, of course, the Italians were ordered to put a Luneberg lens. In general, it even seems to me that Russia secretly agreed with the Italians about their F-35 in Estonia.
    Another option is that the Americans pushed them, slightly modified the planes, from the outside, imperceptibly but increased the EPR by 100%, so that we would have a false idea of ​​the detection ranges.
  4. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 1 May 2021 22: 34
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    They always ride on someone else's hump sad When will these backsliders buy themselves at least a hang-glider for flying around the borders?
  5. Victor_Ural Offline Victor_Ural
    Victor_Ural (Victor Baryshnikov) 2 May 2021 08: 24
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    When ants are swarming in their nest, the bear is not worried about it.
    1. Victor_Ural Offline Victor_Ural
      Victor_Ural (Victor Baryshnikov) 2 May 2021 08: 27
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      Moreover, there is equipment
      troops with the latest weapons of the Russian Federation))
  6. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
    Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 2 May 2021 18: 46
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    If the placement of the F-35A by Estonia on its territory worries Russia - let Russia place its SU-57 in response, as they write on the websites, even one single existing "conditional flight" sample can erase HUNDREDS of F-35A into dust!
    1. Dear sofa expert. 2 May 2021 20: 41
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      If the deployment of the F-35A by Estonia on its territory worries Russia, let Russia deploy its SU-57 in response.

      So it’s just about the fact that there is not a SU, but an ACS enough to turn the “border area” into a clean field, like “plowed” for sowing.
      1. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
        Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 6 May 2021 18: 17
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        So SU57 won't arrive? Why should the self-propelled guns fire?
        1. Dear sofa expert. 6 May 2021 18: 39
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          Why should the self-propelled guns fire?

          Should I?