Stealth Bombers Could Form Part of Joint Exercise




 
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March 7th, 2009  
rock45
 

Topic: Stealth Bombers Could Form Part of Joint Exercise


Stealth Bombers Could Form Part of Joint Exercise
B-2 stealth bombers and F-22 stealth fighters of the U.S. could be deployed in a joint exercise with South Korean troops amid signs that North Korea is preparing to launch a long-range missile. The Key Resolve/Foal Eagle exercise will be staged from March 9 to 20. On Feb. 25, the U.S. deployed four B-2 stealth bombers at Andersen Air Force Base, the U.S.'s key strategic base in the Asian and Pacific region, relieving six B-52s of duties there. Earlier in January, the U.S. deployed 12 F-22 stealth fighters, the world's most formidable fighter jets, at Kadena Air Base in southern Okinawa of Japan for a three-month tour of duty.
B-2s and F-22s are stealth aircraft that cannot be detected by radar. They would be tasked to attack major strategic targets in North Korea or intercept North Korean fighters in case of war on the Korean Peninsula.
Experts say the U.S. could deploy these stealth aircraft in the Key Resolve/Foal Eagle exercise as a show of force if North Korea should continue to aggravate the situation. Up until 2007, the U.S. had temporarily deployed F-117 stealth fighter-bombers on the Korean Peninsula several times when South Korean-U.S. joint military exercises were staged.
The U.S. recently staged a joint exercise of F-22s and B-2s for the first time in the Pacific region. Air Force General Howie Chandler, commander of U.S. Pacific Air Force, was quoted by Reuters as saying this at a symposium of the U.S. Air Force Association held in Orlando, Florida on Feb. 27.
An officer at the U.S. Forces Korea headquarters said, "I have no idea yet" whether such stealth aircraft will be deployed in the joint exercise or not. About 26,000 U.S. troops, about 12,000 U.S. forces in Korea and some 14,000 U.S. troops stationed overseas, will participate in the exercise. A fleet of the nuclear-powered 97,000t-class aircraft carrier, USS John C. Stennis, will also be part of the drill alongside the South Korean Navy.
(englishnews@chosun.com )

Link
http://english.chosun.com/w21data/ht...903050004.html
March 7th, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
I can't believe I'm missing out on this...
March 7th, 2009  
rock45
 

Topic: South Korea


I think the bases in South Korea are very important to the US presents in Asia period. I would like to see a little ways the down the road a F-22 squadron deployed to South Korea. To me Asia is the place where the US needs to expand in the next ten years or less.
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March 7th, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
not so much expand but hold on to what it still has.
March 9th, 2009  
Balkan-MiG
 
 
Once i read that it says the F-22 is the most formidable fighter in the world, I knew this was all BS.
March 9th, 2009  
rock45
 

Topic: Fighter


Which fighter do you rate better?
March 9th, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
It's just not very cost effective and doesn't deliver as promised. But even then it's still the best.
Having said that, it's not a fighter jet I would have developed.
March 10th, 2009  
Balkan-MiG
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rock45
Which fighter do you rate better?
Personally, i prefer either the Su-35BM or Su-35UB

A MiG-35 [MiG-29OVT] would be fair enough aswell. Maybe a Su-30MKI over the MiG-29OVT though.
March 10th, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
Your fetish for slightly modified Russian junk continues.
March 10th, 2009  
Balkan-MiG
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
Your fetish for slightly modified Russian junk continues.

Its not slightly modified, it [The Su-35BM] has modifications to the airframe and the canards are removed [Though they most likely can be refitted].

And its not junk. Compared to the F-35 Lightning, the Su-35 is the most divine god.
 


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