Aug 19, 2015

USAF A-10s to return to Europe

The A-10 Thunderbolt II ground attack aircraft will return to Europe in the next few months, the US Air Force (USAF) confirmed on 11 August.
In total, 12 A-10s from the 23rd Wing will deploy from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, to Europe as part of a Theatre Security Package (TSP) in support of NATO's 'Operation Atlantic Resolve'.
Dates and locations for the deployment were not confirmed by the USAF, which noted that they would be deployed "this fall" and "to locations in central and eastern European NATO countries". It added, "these A-10s will conduct training alongside NATO allies and partners to strengthen interoperability and to demonstrate US commitment to the security and stability of Europe."
The alliance introduced Operation Atlantic Resolve following the Ukraine crisis in order to reassure NATO's eastern European members that had been made nervous of Russia's intentions.

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