Facts About Pitch Black 2022, RAAF F-35 Also Special Exercise With USAF F-22 Raptor

Facts About Pitch Black 2022, RAAF F-35 Also Special Exercise With USAF F-22 Raptor
RAAF F-35 Also Special Exercise With USAF F-22 Raptor

International Military - In Exercise Pitch Black 2022 which took place from 20 August to 8 September, the Australian Air Force (RAAF)'s host F-35A stealth fighter managed to bend its opponents in the air. One that was published was regarding his battle with the Singapore Air Force's (RSAF) F-15SG where 3 RAAF F-35As managed to defeat 6 F-15SGs.

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The F-35 is the prima donna of many countries to have it. However, Washington is not haphazardly selling these planes to countries it deems unsafe to keep its technology secret.

The US only sells the F-35 to some of its allies, and even then with very careful and careful consideration. Not all allied countries can get the F-35. An example is Taiwan, which was not granted a license by the US to obtain the F-35 and instead had the F-16 Viper, the latest version of the F-16 family.

There may be certain reasons for the US that selling the F-35 to Taiwan is very dangerous. Because, Taiwan could be controlled by China and therefore the F-35 technology becomes unsafe.

Well, going back to the F-22s and F-35s in Australia, apparently the US sent six F-22s to train with the RAAF's F-35As. The aim of these bilateral exercises is to improve interoperability between their air forces.

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Six F-22s from the 15th Wing based at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, arrived at RAAF Tindal Base in the Northern Territory in mid-August or days before the 17-nation Exercise Pitch Black 2022 began.

Australian Air Chief Marshal Darren Goldie said in a news release the F-22 and F-35 training was part of the United States Forces Posture Initiative. It said the F-22 visited Australia under the Enhanced Air Cooperation program between the two countries, with the US Air Force.

Admittedly, this is the latest in a series of US Air Force deployments to Australia. The USAF's F-35A and F-22 exercises will conclude in mid-September.

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