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  • New US Stealth Fighters Now At Iran's Back Door

    04/27/2012 5:15:43 PM PDT · by edpc · 28 replies
    ABC via Yahoo News. ^ | 27 April 2012 | Lee Ferran
    America's most sophisticated stealth jet fighters have been quietly deployed to an allied base less than 200 miles from Iran's mainland, according to an industry report, but the Air Force adamantly denied the jets' presence is a threat to the Middle East nation. Multiple stealth F-22 Raptors, which have never been combat-tested, are in hangars at the United Arab Emirates' Al Dafra Air Base, just a short hop over the Persian Gulf from Iran's southern border, the trade publication Aviation Week reported.
  • Reports: DOD (Hussein) deploys F-22 fighters near Iranian border

    04/27/2012 3:39:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/27/12 | Carlo Munoz
    Reports: DOD deploys F-22 fighters near Iranian borderBy Carlo Munoz - 04/27/12 04:00 PM ET As tensions continue to rise between Washington and Tehran, the White House upped the ante this month by sending a squadron of advanced U.S. fighters to Iran's doorstep. The Air Force has reportedly begun rotating a squadron of F-22 Raptors to Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. UAE is directly to the south of the Iranian coastline, separated by the Straits of Hormuz. Aviation Week first reported the details of the Raptor deployments. Air Force spokesman Capt. Phil Ventura would not confirm...