The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has deployed seven F-15C Eagle fighter aircraft from RAF Lakenheath,U.K. to Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, today (Oct. 28) to participate in a Flying Training Deployment (FTD).
The jets were deployed along with approximately 55 Airmen and associated equipment from the 48th Fighter Wing.
This training deployment is separate from the ongoing NATO Baltic Air Policing mission that is also being supported by F-15C aircraft from RAF Lakenheath through the end of the year.
The FTD will focus on maintaining joint readiness while building interoperability with Baltic allies. The deployment is an assurance measure under Operation Atlantic Resolve and is funded by the European Deterrence Initiative.
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