U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa has announced that F-22 Raptor aircraft arrived at Kleine Brogel Air Base, Belgium today from RAF Lakenheath, England, to conduct local training with the Belgian air force.
The F-22s are deployed from the 27th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. and arrived in Europe on Oct. 5.
Prior to arrival, the Raptors conducted dissimilar aircraft combat training with Belgian F-16s in nearby aerial training areas.
We appreciate our close cooperation with Belgium in the training of fighter aircraft to ensure the security of Europe.
The presence of F-22 aircraft underscores our commitment to the collective defense of the NATO alliance and our willingness to use our most technically advanced assets to deter any potential threats and increase regional security.
The 5th Generation F-22’s unique combination of stealth, speed, agility, and situational awareness, combined with lethal long-range air-to-air and air-to-ground weaponry, makes it the best air dominance fighter in the world.
The F-22’s ability to collect and share tactical information with friendly assets enables U.S. and allied forces to engage targets with unmatched battlespace awareness. The Raptor makes other coalition aircraft more survivable.