F-35s to Estonia


05/08/2017: The latest generation of US fighter jets have started training over continental Europe.

The move is part of an effort to reassure NATO Allies amid tensions with Russia.

Two US Air Force F-35 fighter jets have arrived in Estonia. It’s the first time the aircraft has taken part in training over continental EuropeUS Air Force F-35 .

The deployment is part of the European Reassurance Initiative, implemented by the United States to provide effective deterrence and assurance measures in Eastern Europe in the wake of a more aggressive Russia.

The F-35s will remain in Estonia for several weeks, conducting training flights with aircraft from the US and other NATO Allies.