US sends fifth generation fighter to Romania for Black Sea exercises

The US Air Force has sent F-22 Raptors from the UK to Romania to participate in exercises in the Black Sea region, Reuters reported.

Two of the 5th generation stealth fighters and one KC-135 tanker were sent to the Mihail Kogălniceanu Airbase in Romania in order to participate in exercises to support the eastern NATO member states.

Earlier, the US European Command (EUCOM) reported that the US Air Force had transferred the F-22s to the UK for exercises.

The US first deployed the multi-purpose fighter to Europe in accordance with the initiative to strengthen the security of its NATO allies in connection with the situation in Ukraine. In August of last year, four F-22s of the 95th Air Force Squadron were deployed to Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany.

  Romania, USA, Military Exercises