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U.S. Air Force to send stealth fighters to South Korea
10:06, 24 November 2017
U.S. Air Force to send stealth fighters to South Korea

The aircraft will be involved in the Vigilant Ace exercise slated for early December

10:06, 24 November 2017

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The U.S. Air Force command plans to deploy six F-22 Raptor fighters in the South Korea. According to Reuters, the stealth aircraft will be involved in the joint military drills Vigilant Ace, scheduled for early December.

‘About 12,000 U.S. personnel will participate with South Korean troops while 230 aircraft will be flown at eight U.S. and South Korean military installations, the U.S. Seventh Air Force said in a news statement. U.S. Marine Corps and Navy troops will also participate, it added,’ the news agency reports.

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a fifth-generation, single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force (USAF). The result of the U.S. Air Force's program, the aircraft was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but also has the ground attack, electronic warfare, and signal intelligence capabilities.

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