U.S. Sending F-35s, AH-64s To NATO’s Eastern Flank

A U.S. Air Force F-35A lands at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, on Feb. 16. The Pentagon announced Feb. 22 that up to eight F-35s will forward deploy from Germany to NATO’s eastern flank.
Credit: U.S. Air Force
The U.S. will forward deploy up to eight F-35As to NATO’s eastern flank and send 32 AH-64 attack helicopters to Poland and the Baltic region by the end of the week as tensions continue to flare between Russia and Ukraine. Russian forces moved into breakaway regions in the east of Ukraine in an...
Brian Everstine

Brian Everstine is the Pentagon Editor for Aviation Week, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Aviation Week in August 2021, he covered the Pentagon for Air Force Magazine. Brian began covering defense aviation in 2011 as a reporter for Military Times.

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