Royal Air Power F-35 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II jets have landed at Ämari Air Base, Estonia to higher help NATO’s enhanced Air Policing mission on the Alliances Japanese Flank. The F-35 Lightning from RAF Marham, UK joined different Allied fifth Era fighters supplied by the US Air Power and the Royal Netherlands Air Power who’re collaborating in air patrols over Japanese Europe. This exercise offers air policing of NATO airspace guaranteeing a sturdy and built-in defend for Allied airspace and contributing to the safety of Europe.

“The F-35 is an extremely succesful and versatile plane. Working alongside the Typhoons they’re sustaining the integrity of the European airspace and contributing to the NATO Mission. The fifth Era Fighter is a world-leading plane which may concurrently present Digital Warfare, Intelligence gathering, and unmatched sensor fusion to help a large spectrum of fight capabilities,” stated Group Captain Philip Marr, Station Commander, RAF Marham.


L-R Chief Petty Officer Neil Pinkerton, Squadron Chief Stew Campbell, Mr Ross Allen, Commander Robert Steadman. The British Ambassador to Estonia, Mr Ross Allen, visited Royal Air Power F-35B Lightning Plane of 617 Sqn RAF Marham shortly after they arrived at Ämari Air Base, Estonia.(Picture by Royal Air Power).

This new deployment will see the plane based mostly alongside Belgian F-16s the place they are going to be higher postured to help the continuing NATO mission. They are going to be part of different Allied 4th and fifth Era fighters finishing up patrols over Polish and the Baltic States’ airspace. These fifth Era stealth fighters may be armed with a wide range of Air-to-Air and Air to Floor weapons and are able to a number of simultaneous missions resembling Air Policing while intelligence gathering.

F-35B Lightning plane from RAF Marham have arrived at Amari airbase in Estonia to hold out NATO enhanced Vigilance Exercise. This exercise offers air policing of NATO airspace, additional contributing to the safety of Europe. Beforehand the airbase has been repeatedly utilized by RAF Typhoons on Operation AZOTIZE to hold out the NATO Baltic Air Policing, safeguarding the integrity of NATO’ airspace. The RAF has additionally deployed extra Typhoons from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus.

Royal Air Force F-35 Lightning II Jets Forward Deploy for NATO's Enhanced Air Policing Mission
Royal Air Power F-35s patrol the skies over Japanese Europe as a part of the continuing NATO mission. (Picture by Royal Air Power).