The US military on Wednesday announced the deployment of F-22 fighter jets to the Middle East this week, citing concerns about the “unsafe and unprofessional behavior” of Russian jets.
Footage of four US Air Force F-22 Raptors at Muwaffaq Salti Air Base in Jordan was released, the aircraft deployed to the area on June 9 “in the wake of increasingly unsafe and unprofessional behavior by the aircraft.” Russia in the region.
Footage of four USAF (🇺🇸) F-22 Raptors at Muwaffaq Salti AB, Jordan (🇯🇴). The jets were deployed to the region on June 9 ”in the wake of increasingly unsafe and unprofessional behavior by Russian aircraft in the region.”https://t.co/oPgXccBNX8 pic.twitter.com/YAbtoZAYzp
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The F-22s deployed to Jordan were armed with (at least) two AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missiles. Besides the F-16s are armed with AIM-120 AMRAAM and AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, GBU-39/B small diameter bombs, and GBU-38(?) JDAMs.