The USA is constant to strengthen its posture to discourage extra regional actors from becoming a member of the combat between Hamas and Israel.
The U.S. Air Forces Central confirmed the deployment of the 494th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron’s F-15E Strike Eagle fighters from RAF Lakenheath within the U.S. Central Command space of duty on October 13 to bolster the U.S. posture and improve air operations all through the Center East. The deployment of the Strike Eagles was adopted yesterday by OSINT trackers who heard the communications of the three tankers concerned within the ferry flight.
RAF Lakenheath’s 494th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron’s F-15E Strike Eagle plane arrived within the U.S. Central Command space of duty, October 13, to bolster the U.S. posture and improve air operations all through the Center East. pic.twitter.com/u8oFMXweYB
— US AFCENT (@USAFCENT) October 14, 2023
Whereas the official statement did non present a location, OSINT trackers had been fast to confirm the rumor about their vacation spot and geolocate the images launched by AFCENT. The plane, in reality, landed at Muwaffaq Salti/Al-Azraq Air Base in Jordan, one of many common deployment places for US plane within the space.
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They drag 3 F15s from Lakenheath (Cube71)
— LuftHans (@LuftHanzl) October 13, 2023
+ Gasoline storage facility (31.8335769, 36.7560536) situated 3.4km away from the approximate place of the photographer pic.twitter.com/EUAt5u1JMC
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“The U.S. navy is dedicated to the enduring security and safety throughout the Center East,” stated U.S. Air Power Lt. Gen. Alexus G. Grynkewich, ninth Air Power (Air Forces Central) and Mixed Forces Air Part Command Commander. “By posturing superior fighters and integrating with joint and coalition forces, we’re strengthening our partnerships and reinforcing safety within the area.”
The arrival of the 494th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron follows the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron’s movement into theater with its A-10Cs, rising U.S. Central Command’s air energy within the AOR. These drive posture augmentations construct on the arrival of the usGerald R. Ford Service Strike Group, which incorporates an embarked air wing and accompanying cruisers and destroyers.
UPDATE: NSC Spokesperson John Kirby confirms the usDwight D Eisenhower provider strike group can be headed to the Mediterranean however says it won’t be a part of the usGerald R. Ford strike group as a second strike group, however can be obtainable within the space if wanted. pic.twitter.com/kpaAxbgXfc
— Moshe Schwartz (@YWNReporter) October 11, 2023
A second provider, the usDwight D. Eisenhower, and its provider strike group are additionally headed to the Mediterranean Sea. Nonetheless, Nationwide Safety Council’s Spokesperson John Kirby confirms the provider won’t be a part of the usGerald R. Ford strike group however can be obtainable within the space if wanted. In the mean time, as these deployments had been taking place, the U.S. Air Power additionally initiated the preplanned Bomber Job Power Europe 24-1 at RAF Fairford.
Gelandet! Unsere Eurofighter sind zur Übung #DesertAir23 auf der Al Azraq Base in Jordanien angekommen. Ab morgen üben wir erstmalig gemeinsam mit der jordanischen Luftwaffe und der @usairforce über 🇯🇴. pic.twitter.com/U1t4rsYZN6
— Workforce Luftwaffe (@Team_Luftwaffe) October 10, 2023