The F-15C fighter is replaced by the fifth generation F-35A Lightning II.
The United States Air Force (USAF) has suspended operations of UK-based F-15C Eagle fighter jets, particularly at the RAF Loganheed air base east of British territory.
In a post on the site’s official Twitter, it was announced that the F-15Cs’ mission would be completed and returned to the United States, where they would fly under the responsibility of the Air National Guard.
However, the general usage of the Usaf F-15C / D is already declining as these models will be replaced by the new F-15EX Eagle II.
The departure of the F-15C from the UK does not mean that the United States will not be in the European country, as the fifth generation F-35A Lightning II fighters will be shipped to the Lockenheid Division, first arriving in December.
Today we say goodbye to our company # F15C Navy. When the Eagles return to the United States, they will begin a new chapter of service in their lives. IrAirNatlGuard. #WeAreLiberty# Own skies# F15# Eagle@HQUSAFEAFAF@usairforceUS_EUCOMBirthpic.twitter.com/fRyxtGj50F
– RAF Loganheath (48FighterWing) April 27, 2022
In total, there will be 24 fighter jets, owned by the 495th Fighter Squadron, nicknamed the Valkyries.
The decision to ship the F-35As to the UK took place in 2015, after which basic structural reforms were made to recruit new combatants and all personnel involved.
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