F-35s Practice Adaptive Basing in the Middle East

Unread postPosted: 14 Aug 2019, 19:07
by spazsinbad
F-35s Practice Adaptive Basing in the Middle East
13 Aug 2019 Brian Everstine

"​F-35As stationed in the Middle East practiced how they can participate in combat operations from a temporary base by deploying from the United Arab Emirates to another, undisclosed location, the service said Aug. 12.

An undisclosed number of Joint Strike Fighters deployed to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing and operated out of an austere area with a skeleton crew of support airmen as part of an adaptive basing exercise called “Agile Lightning” from Aug 4-7.

Airmen and support equipment piled into a C-17 to stand up operations for the stealth fighter, and once established at the base, they flew “essential missions” to protect US assets in the region, according to an Air Forces Central Command release...."

Source: http://www.airforcemag.com/Features/Pag ... -East.aspx

Re: F-35s Practice Adaptive Basing in the Middle East

Unread postPosted: 16 Aug 2019, 06:15
by popcorn
So basically the F-35 counterpart to Rapid Raptor.