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One more F-35B squadron around China

alert! One more F-35B squadron around China

by YCPress

One more F-35B squadron around China According to a report on the “Defense Blog” website on October 25, the US Marine Corps announced the establishment of a second F-35B squadron in the Indo-Pacific region.

According to reports, the Marine Corps 242 Fighter Squadron will replace F/A-18 Hornet with F-35B.

According to reports, the F-35B represents the future of the US Marine Corps aviation and will eventually replace various types of Marine Corps aircraft such as the AV-8B vertical take-off and landing fighter, F/A-18, and EA-6B electronic warfare aircraft.

“F-35B gave us the ability to control the air and sea, so that we have no opponents.” A US Marine Corps officer said.

He said that F-35B has the ability to provide rapid support to the US Marine Corps fleet and allies when needed. It is not accidental that it was deployed in Japan, which reflects the importance the United States attaches to Japan and the Asia-Pacific region .

According to reports, the first F-35B squadron was deployed at the Iwakuni Air Force Base in Japan in January 2017.

According to reports, the F-35B with short take-off and vertical landing capabilities combines the functions of the AV-8B “Harrier” and the F/A-18 “Bumblebee”. It has many functions that the old fighter does not have, such as stealth. Ability etc.


One more F-35B squadron around China

The American think tank said that the F-35 is the only fighter in Europe that can fight against Russia, and Russian experts have cold water…

Russian Sputnik News Agency reported on October 25 that Yuri Schwetkin, deputy chairman of the Russian State Duma Defense Committee, told Sputnik News that the current performance of the US F-35 fighter jets is not enough to surpass the air defense capabilities of the Russian armed forces.

F-35 fighter jets equipped by the Royal Air Force

Earlier, an analyst from the RAND Corporation, an American strategic analysis agency, said in a report that the US F-35 fifth-generation fighter is the only aircraft that can resist Russia in the event of a potential conflict in Europe. 

They believe that if there is a war, the F-35 can break through the Russian air defense system and “make a significant contribution at the beginning of the conflict.” Therefore, the agency believes that NATO countries that have signed F-35 supply contracts should improve their air force fleets for future joint operations involving new fighters.

Schwertkin told the Satellite News Agency: “Russia has the most advanced air defense system in the world. At the same time, it should be pointed out that the means to strike the enemy’s air targets include not only direct air defense weapons, but also many other tools, including electronic warfare, etc.

Therefore, there is no doubt that the F-35 aircraft cannot be said to be bad, but its performance is currently not enough to surpass the air defense capabilities of the Russian armed forces. “

The congressman added that the promotion of F-35 aircraft to Europe once again highlighted the lobbying of US military companies and the forced binding of Europe.