Nikolai Dashkevich. Two multirole fighter air Force USA F-22 Raptor on the last working day of the week for the first time landed on the military base Amari near Tallinn in Estonia, said the Chief of staff of the defence Forces of the Republic.
in the Estonian military Ministry explained that the purpose of the visit is to familiarize with the technical capabilities of the airbase.
"The aircraft of this type used the airbase of the biggest technical level, and today's landing of the F-22 is a recognition of the professionalism of the Estonian air force, which provides round-the-clock work Amari, the possibility of flight control and monitoring of air space, meeting the highest requirements for use of the equipment of the air forces ", - said the head of the air Forces of Estonia Jaak Tarien.
USA for the first time placed in the European Union multi-purpose fighter F-22 Raptor in Accordance with the proposal on strengthening the security of its NATO allies, announced last year in connection with the situation around Ukraine. In late summer, together with four F-22 air force base and Spangdahlem arrived in Germany 60 soldiers from the 95th squadron of the U.S. air force.
F-22 is the most expensive fighter in the world, its Price is estimated at 190 million dollars. The multipurpose fighter of the 5th generation F-22 Raptor was developed by Boeing and Lockheed Martin, and adopted by the U.S. air force in 2005. In the construction of aircraft technology was used, making it invisible to enemy radar. The first time it was used in combat during the operations against the " Islamic countries ".